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"El’s Angels" at Cottage Event Center March 13

Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020

Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center plays host to a night featuring a tribute to the music “Man in Black,” singer Johnny Cash, with a concert by “El’s Angels.” The event, headlined by renowned Rockabilly guitarist Kenny Taylor, is scheduled for Friday March 13, and is a fundraiser for Northeast Indiana Honor Flight.

Cash, known for his deep bass-baritone singing voice, one of the artists featured prominently in the recent Ken Burns PBS documentary about Country Music. His most popular hits include Folsum Prison Blues, Ring of Fire, I Walk the Line and A Boy Named Sue. He also recorded popular duets with his wife, June Carter Cash, including Jackson

Guitarist Kenny Taylor is among the most popular and highly regarded musicians in the area. He has recently opened for Rock Legends Steve Miller Band, Boston and Hughie Lewis & the News at Fort Wayne’s Foellinger Theater, and Herman’s Hermits (with his son Colin’s band Uncle Muscle) at The Clyde Theater.

The band is comprised of Kenny Taylor on guitar and lead vocals, Paul New-Stewart on keyboards, Jamie Simon on drums, Ed Renz on saxophone and guitar, Kellen Baker on guitar and vocals and Colin Taylor on bass and vocals.

Among Taylor’s current projects include playing lead guitar for popular oldies band The Bulldogs, and children’s music ukulele duo The Atomic Sharks (featured on The PBS TV special “Play the Ukulele with The Atomic Sharks”). Taylor also plays with Fort Wayne’s Farmland Jazz Band, and teaches guitar at the Sweetwater Academy of Music.

A cash bar will be available, and food will be on sale from Oley’s Pizza. Tickets are $12 per person, and may be ordered by calling (260) 483-3508, online at, or at John’s Meat Market in Roanoke. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. The show is sponsored by Andy Eckert of Ness Real Estate in Huntington and Oley’s Pizza. Northeast Indiana Honor Flight provides World War II veterans along with veterans of other conflicts with cost free trips to Washington D.C. to visit various memorials.