Tribute show celebrates music, legend of Johnny Cash

Kenny K, left, and Steve Christiansen bring their Johnny Cash tribute show to Sun City West July 9. [Submitted photo]

From Arizona to Montana and New Mexico to Minnesota, CSteveMusic has performed their musical tribute show of Johnny Cash through narravtive, recitations and songs.

The duo takes the stage at 7 p.m. Monday, July 9 at the Palm Ridge Rec Center in Sun City West, 13800 W. Deer Valley Dr. Steve Christiansen and Ken Killebrew, aka Kenny K, keep The Man in Black’s music and culture alive.

The 90-minute show opens with the distinct reminiscent “Boom Chicka Boom” sound before turning it over to the most identifiable Johnny Cash song, “Folsom Prison Blues.” The magical story about one of the greatest entertainers of the 20th century unfolds throughout the show.

Crowd encouragement is the main priority as the presentation evolves to perform more and more unmistakable hit songs such as “Daddy Sang Bass” and “Ring of Fire.” Mr. Christiansen and Mr. Killebrew deliver their tribute show with drums, upright bass, rhythm guitar and telecaster lead guitar.

After fronting his own country/rockabilly band for over 30 years in Minnesota, Mr. Christiansen decided to bring his country roots to Arizona. Since coming to the Valley, he has been performing a Johnny Cash Tribute Show. Mr. Christiansen was invited to perform at the Prescott Opry and the Arizona Broadway Theater. He currently resides in Surprise with his wife Georgiann.

A native Arizonan, Mr. Killebrew was born in Jerome and grew up in Phoenix. He has played in bands in the Phoenix and Prescott area for over 15 years, and plays upright bass, guitar and mandolin. His roots are in country music, and the last three years he has added bluegrass music to his list of passions. Mr. Killebrew currently resides in Sun City with his wife Deanna.



What: C Steve Music – A Johnny Cash Tribute

When: 7 p.m. Monday, July 9

Where: Palm Ridge Rec Center, 13800 W. Deer Valley Dr.

More Information: 623-238-8075, email or visit

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