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Shawn Barker

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Shawn Barker hails from St. Louis Missouri. Shawn started his musical career as an Elvis Tribute Artist about 6 years ago. Although Shawn drew success through

his Elvis act, he soon realized that in a market saturated with Elvis acts, he could only go so far. Auditioning for the part of Elvis in a Hollywood production of "The Million Dollar Quartet" (the famed SUN Records recording artists Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis) the director asked Shawn to also send video of himself portraying the other characters in the script. Shawn did and was instantly cast as Johnny Cash.

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This started a one year character study of Johnny Cash, his life, music, voice, and stage presence. While performing in an all Elvis tribute show, Shawn suggested to the producer that he throw a twist into the show and come out as Johnny Cash. The producer immediately recognized Shawn's calling in portraying the Legendary Johnny Cash and cast him in an upcoming all country tribute show. So impressed by his performance, the producer then created and scripted a show for Shawn called; The Man In Black, which is now drawing great success throughout North America, with shows performed and booked into numerous venues.

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Shawn's portrayal offers the high energy and classic look of the late Johnny Cash. Although Shawn portrays the younger Johnny Cash, his repertoire covers the late singers entire career including duets Johnny Cash performed with the late June Carter. Shawn continues to tour in The Man In Black show as well as making special appearances in multi-act tributes throughout North America.

 

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