The beloved Asbury Park-based online radio station we know all too well as The Penguin is hosting a two-night broadcast special in homage of the late Johnny Cash, whose roots run deep in our musical hub by the sea, as the songwriter once held the deed to our Berkley Waterfront Hotel with hopes of transforming it into a resort casino back in the ’80s, while holding a residence there until 1992.
Cash is also responsible for one of Asbury Park’s more timeless musical performances, a 1990 showcase at The Paramount Theatre that saw the light of day in 2007 as The Great Lost Performance…stream it below.
As The Man In Black is no longer capable of performing live, it has been said that the next best thing is to see local songwriter and band leader Michael Patrick fill the role, and The Penguin wants to give you that chance.
Station Director and local penman Gary Wein alongside the man behind the microphone of this honorary broadcast, Tony Lawson of WDVX, will be giving away a pair of tickets to a lucky listener for Patrick’s tribute to Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline, which is slated to take place at The Strand Center for the Arts in Lakewood, NJ on Saturday, November 3. As well as Patrick’s “Ring of Fire Band, the show will also feature special guest Terri Dixon and is not a showcase to be missed.
The first of two broadcasts is scheduled to kick off tonight at 8 p.m. and will air again on Tuesday, October 30th at 9 p.m…tune in at www.asburymusic.com