Back By Popular Demand: Cash’d Out, Club Red, 7/5

Back By Popular Demand: Cash’d Out, Club Red, 7/5

Sleek and sultry, with a capacity of 450, a large performance stage, red ambient lighting throughout the room, and seating areas for a more private experience, Club Red, a pop up venue within the Telluride Conference Center, Mountain Village, is is reminiscent of the 30’s era jazz clubs or speakeasies of the past.

Cash’d Out

Cash’d Out

Club Red twins with Denise Mongan. The place is the brainchild of the music producer (massage therapist and homeopathic healer). The seeds of Club Red were planted in 1999, when Mongan really began to hone her ear with great success:

“I tune into European radio, which is always cutting edge. I have enjoyed scouting talent and producing shows for many years and now have my own production company, Beyond the Groove…”

For the Fourth of July weekend, Beyond the Groove brings back the very popular band Cash’d Out. Their first show in the region last summer was a huge success, as was their Xmas 2014 encore. The group performs again Sunday, July 5, 2015. Doors, 8 p.m.; show time, 8:30 p.m. The program is supported by Telluride Conference Center, Telluride Ski & Golf, and thInn at Lost Creek.

“The band celebrates The Man in Black and brings genuine Johnny Cash energy to its very fun, energetic set,” says Mongan.

The San Diego-based band – Douglas Benson on vocals, Kevin Manuel on guitar, Ryan Thomas on bass and George Bernardo on drums – won four San Diego Music Awards for Best Tribute Band, but the real proof of their prowess lies in what members of Cash’s inner circle have said. Their comments place Cash’d Out on the inside of Cash’s “Ring of Fire.”

“Cindy Cash came to a show, we made her cry and she gave me a necklace with Johnny’s hair in a glass locket,” explains front man Douglas Benson.

Benson added that Cash producer Lou Robin has also been to several Cash’d Out shows, and claimed that if he closed it eyes it was like “going back in time.” 

W.S. Holland, Cash’s longtime drummer, even sat in with Cash’d Out at a birthday celebration for Johnny Cash hosted by Bill and Shannon Miller of at the Fender Museum in Corona, California.

“And Bill let me play Johnny’s cherry sunburst Guild guitar,” added Benson.

Cash’d Out is also the only tribute band endorsed by the official Johnny Cash web page,

Cash’d Out has played to over 1.2 million fans since forming in 2005. And they continually tell the group how grateful they are that Cash’d Out continues to bring back memories of loved ones who once raised them on Cash’s minimalist sound, distinguished by the stark power of his Old Testament baritone.

The band’s live shows respectfully reference the late, great man’s Sun Records and early Columbia-era sound, combined with the energy of the classic multi-platinum live recordings from Folsom Prison and San Quentin. Their extensive repertoire can deliver up to four hours of non-stop solid entertainment.

The group’s genuine love (and authentic recreation) of Johnny Cash’s music and its universal appeal fans of all ages and of virtually all musical genres makes each and every Cash’d Out show a must-see event.

Or as Miller says, “Some people are Impressionists. These guys leave an impression.” 


Doors open for Cash’d Out at Club RED at 8:00 p.m. Show time is at 8:30 p.m.. Show is for all ages. Tickets $25– $35.

Tickets available online here, and locally at Wizard Framing and Entertainment.

For a preview of the show, watch this video of the group performing “Ring of Fire.”


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