@ Paard van Troje / 24 February 2017
Almost half a century ago, Johnny Cash reinvented country music and rose to become one of the most influential and best-selling artists of all time. Now, well into the new millennium, the Def Americans continue bringing his music to live audiences all over Europe.
The Def Americans perform all of Johnny Cash’s hits exactly as they were meant to. Their concert was filled with passion, spirit and soul, with each song delivered perfectly to a crowd that expected nothing less. Not only were the vocals and music as close to the real thing as you could get; their performance also emulated the dynamic at a Johnny Cash gig, right down to June Carter’s cheerful, light-hearted presence breaking Johnny’s Cash’s brooding on-stage moods. Mind you, I only know this from having seen the Johnny Cash biopic, but if that’s anything to go by, the Def Americans pay a great tribute to this legend.