FOLSOM '68: JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE BAND
BIO Joe “JC” Cole-(Johnny Cash)-Vocals/Rhythm Guitar: Joe Loves all things Johnny Cash!
Gary Oleyar- (Luther Perkins-Johnny’s Guitar Player) Lead Guitar & Background Vocals: Gary is an exceptional musician and has played Broadway shows for years, Best Little Whorehouse, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Big River, Evita, Woman of the Year, and many others. He has played on the Bob Segar “Face The Fire” tour, was a studio musician for years in Nashville and has recorded with Marty Stuart, Paul Leim, Eddie Bayers, Bruce Bouton and many others. He is also a member os the Jime Messina Band (of Loggins and…) and was on two of Messina’s recent records. He was also a member of two bands that were on Warner Bros Records. Gary has made many TV appearances with the likes of Eddie Raven, Pam Tillis, The Lynns (Lpretta’s twins), Trisha Yearwood, Kenny Chesney, Billy Burnette (of Fleetwood Mac) and played with Mick Fleetwood’s Zoo (a fun bles band that never rehearsed one time…). Mick and Gary share the same birthday! Gary worked in Back Roads in the 1980s playing fiddle and bass.
Tony Ventura- (Marshall Grant-Johnny’s Bass Player) Bass : Tony has a BA in Music - City College of New York (Ron Carter). Some of his broadway and off-broadway credits include Rent, Little Shop of Horrors, Pirate Queen, Tony and Tina’s Wedding and Menopause The Musical. He has been seen on the SOPRANO'S playing bass alongside Nancy Sinatra and in the Disney movie Enchanted. Tony’s other film credits include LIPSTICK JUNGLE, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, DAMAGES, MAD MEN. Tony has worked with numerous singers including: Lou Christie, Mel Carter, Darlene Love, Jay and the Americans, Nelson Brothers, Bobby Rydell, The Drifters, The Tokens and Shirley Austin Reeves. He has worked with jazz guitarist Melvin Sparks, Shinobu Ito and jazz saxophonist Junior Cook. Tony also worked as house bass player at TERRA BLUES in Greenwich Village backing such acts as Bobby Radcliff, The Holmes Bros., Steve Guyger, Michael Powers, Irving Louis Lattin. He is a busy freelancer in the jazz, blues, country, and r&b circuit.
Edward “Eddie” Peterson (Marshall Grant- Bass & Earl Pool Ball-Johnny’s Pianist): Ed has a BA in Classical Bass-Montclair State University. He was raised on Classic Country, has perfect pitch, can play almost any instrument you put in front of him and can play any genre of music.
Ryan Carver (W.S. “Fluke Holland” Johnny’s Drummer) Drums: Ryan is obbsessed with playing the drums and made it his career! Ryan has performed throughout the tri-state area with rock and country artists for many years. He has also been teaching drums for almost 20 years. Ryan is the owner of Carver Drums Custom Drum Company and endorsed by Vic firth Drumsticks, The Sweet Spots Drum Dampners and Onboard Research.