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“Prociuk provided not only song but the complete package – the strumming guitar, the clothes, and the black pompadour hair. Smiles were plentiful and spirits high as people left the theatre after a standing ovation and an encore ending with the classic “Ring of Fire”.”
Manitoba's Aaron Prociuk is the real deal when it comes to performing a tribute to Johnny Cash. Growing up in the countryside of East St. Paul and inspired by the music biopic “Walk The Line”, Aaron taught himself how to play guitar at the age of 15. After mastering the lead work of Cash's guitarist Luther Perkins, he discovered he had a knack for singing Johnny Cash's music as well.
A.R CASH began in 2013 as a stylistically authentic tribute to Johnny Cash's music from the 1950's through the 1960's, and the members perform as if they’d been together their entire musical careers. With the addition of acclaimed country songstress Ashley Robertson to portray June Carter Cash, they have won the hearts of music lovers throughout performing in sold-out venues across Canada.
The duo charms with solid and playful performances sharing the history of Johnny and June's early career and faithfully performing beloved hits. Backed by some of the best musicians in the business they attract large audiences wherever they perform having headlined at prestigious venues such as The Red River Exhibition, The Manitoba Sunflower Festival, The Moosomin Theatre, The Painted Hand Event Centre and many more with the core members being Glen Ambrose (lead guitar), Brian Lucoe (bass/keyboards), and Craig Fraser (drums). They have even performed with the legendary Vince Gill and the Time Jumpers in Nashville, Tennessee.
"Our goal is to captivate the audience and bring them back to a time when Johnny Cash was a household name around the world," states Prociuk, "we perform the hits from only that era such as Ring Of Fire, Jackson, and Folsom Prison Blues which makes us unique."
The duo is also developing their own original project and once again nominated for Josie Music Awards for Tribute Artist of the Year as well as Traditional Country Duo of the Year, hot on the heels of releasing a new vinyl 45 rpm record called "Aaron & Ashley".
A.R CASH is available as a duo, trio or full band presentation to suit venues of different size from intimate to concert hall, fundraisers to festivals, as headliners or private events. Wherever they go, they attract ardent fans of the man in black who appreciate the music and A.R Cash's efforts to keep the style and legacy of unparalleled artists like Cash going strong.