Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash

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Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash are an Americana/alternative country band led by singer and songwriter Mark Stuart. The band formed in San Diego, California in 1995. They received permission to use Johnny Cash's name by Cash himself and were then personally invited to record songs for their first CD Walk Alone at Cash's home in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash have opened for Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson at his annual 4th of July concert, and shared the stage with such notables as Buck Owens, John Hiatt, Lucinda Williams, George Jones, and Steve Earle. Their music has recently found more exposure on the HBO hit television series True Blood and Joan of Arcadia, and their four albums have all spent time at the top of the worldwide Americana charts.


Former members


  • Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash (1996, BSOJC) their "6-song Demo EP"
  • Lasso Motel (1999, BSOJC) original issue with a total of 9 songs
  • Walk Alone (2001, Ultimatum Music/Artemis) reissue of Lasso Motel with 3 new recordings added on for a total of 12 songs; reissued later with a new total of 14 songs.
  • Distance Between (2002, Ultimatum Music/Artemis)
  • Live at the Belly Up (2003 [rel. 2009], Texacali)
  • Mile Markers (2005, Texacali/Emergent/92e)
  • Live at Muhle Hunzigen (2006, Texacali) DVD
  • Road to Texacali (2007, Paul!/Radio Blast Recordings) compilation of Walk Alone, Distance Between, and Mile Markers.
  • Live in Sweden (2008, Texacali) DVD
  • Bend in the Road as Mark Stuart & the Bastard Sons (2009, Texacali/Dualtone)
  • New Old Story (2013, Randm Records)


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