SOME OF THE MUSICIANS PLAYING INCLUDE DAVEY SMITH, ANTHONY SIMS, NATHAN FARROW, JOHNNY SMITH, TIM STARNES ANDJASON LEE WILSON. THEY WILL BE PLAYINGWITH DAVE ROE AND WE HOLLAND AS WELL.
Here goes: Jerry Reed, Charlie Louvin, Mel Tillis, Chet Atkins, Dottie West, Vern Gosdin, Kathy Mattea, Vince Gill, Duane Eddy, Faith Hill, Lee Roy Parnell, Malcolm Holcomb, Rick Vito, Rosie Flores, Billy Burnett, Gary Nicholson, Colin Linden, Whitey Johnson, and many others who don’t want me to mention them. I feel a whole lot lighter after dropping all of those names!
In the early ‘90’s, my friend Hugh Waddell recommended me to Johnny Cash, who hired me to play in his band, the Tennessee Three. He also made me play upright bass, which I did not know how to do! That started my love affair with the upright bass, and slap bass in particular, that lingers till this day. To say that Johnny Cash changed my life would be an understatement. To say that Johnny Cash was the coolest, nicest guy I have ever known would be a MAJOR understatement.
W.S.'s musical career began in 1954 at Sun Records as drummer for Carl Perkins. He played on all of Carl's Sun releases, including the original "Blue Suede Shoes." He was also the drummer on the "Million Dollar Quartet" session. In 1960 W.S. joined Johnny Cash and "The Tennessee Two" became "The Tennessee Three." He played on all of Cash's hits including "Folsom Prison Blues," "Walk the Line" and "Ring of Fire," and was the first drummer to play a full set of drums at the Grand Ole Opry in the Ryman Auditorium. W.S. remained with Cash as drummer until 1997 when Johnny retired due to illness. Cash gave W.S. the nickname "Father of the Drums." Holland was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.