The Cold Hard Cash Show

with: The Heresies

at The Oriental Theater

Time: 8:30pm     Day: Friday     Doors: 7:30pm     Ages: All Ages with Parent or Guardian 21+     Price: $18
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10:00 pm
The Cold Hard Cash Show
8:30 pm
The Heresies
The Cold Hard Cash Show


The Cold Hard Cash Show is an original and innovative tribute to the music of Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Three!

Fronted by guitarist and singer Merle Travis Peterson, The Cold Hard Cash Show brings to life classic Cash songs from the Sun & Columbia Records Catalogs to the modern American recordings, performing with the energy of the Live at Folsom and San Quentin albums with a sound so accurate you’d think you’re listening to The Man in Black himself!

The band formed in 2005 and has changed its rhythm section line up through the years. Currently the line up includes long time member Fel Torres on drums and Travis Yost on bass. Bass players Ryan Yates (Millionaires Club) and Jeff Turman (Cash For Junkers) are often seen performing with the band on various shows. Since the formation, they have performed on hundreds of stages often sharing them with the likes of such artists as Darryl Worley, John Anderson, Eric Church, Charlie Daniels, Lonestar, Eddie Money, Eli Young Band and countless others as well as performing at several private functions which included guests such as Katy Perry, Shawn Colvin, John Oates, Justin Timberlake and John Mayer. The band also performed on The Late Show with David Letterman in 2008 and Memphis in May Festival in 2011.The band continues to perform across the U.S and is available for hire World Wide.

Say what you will about Tribute Bands, The Cold Hard Cash Show is a great band, a great show, and a great experience!




The Heresies

Twangin', Swingin', Rockin', Original Honky Tonk Music...


That’s what the Heresies make. 

Although their music has a direct, easily traceable lineage to pure country and honky tonk of the past, there is no other band quite like the Heresies.

In all things musical and otherwise, Kris sees the beauty, meaning, and functionality in the discarded bits and pieces that others have deemed ugly, meaningless, and useless. Then he glues, screws, and weaves them together along with universally appreciated items into aesthetically pleasing objects of intrigue and unique functionality.

What do the Heresies sound like? Something like a solution of Ray Price, Waylon, and Paycheck dissolved in a solvent of Roger Miller.

The sound starts with a foundation of strong and steady rhythm provided by Chris Budin (drums) and Max Paley (bass), and is complimented by the melodic clawhammer banjo of Chad Swiercinsky. In addition to his warm and velvety voice, Kris chops and shuffles along on his twangy  electric guitar, interjecting the occasional creative lead line. But the lion’s share of leads come from Jay Timp’s fiery and fearless lap steel . The whole thing is tied together by the perfect harmonies of Chris and Max.