Johnny Cash’s ‘Bastard Sons’ Work With the Real Thing

John Carter Cash, son of June and Johnny Cash, has produced two new tracks for an album by a San Diego-based alternative country outfit that calls itself The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash. Led by Mark Stuart, the group recorded the tracks at the Cash Cabin studio in Hendersonville, Tenn., north of Nashville. “Nowhere Town” and “Spanish Eyes” will appear on a re-release of the group’s 2000 release, Walk Alone. Cash met the band in March at the Exit/In in Nashville. His father, country’s famed Man in Black, has given the group permission to use his name. “My father has always been open-minded, and he chose the right stars to use his name,” says John Carter Cash in a news release from the group. “The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash are really good guys.” The band appears Tuesday (Aug. 21) in Bonner Springs, Kan., and Wednesday (Aug. 22) in Maryland Heights, Mo., at concerts with Tim McGraw. Walk Alone will be released Sept. 25. 08/20/01