Bob Wootton Guitarist

Bob Wootton is an American guitarist. He joined Johnny Cash's backing band, the Tennessee Three, after original lead guitarist, Luther Perkins, died in a house fire. Wootton had been a lifelong fan of Cash's and played his songs religiously until he had perfected the boom-chicka-boom style known as Cash's unique sound. At one of Cash's shows, a flight cancellation left only Cash and drummer W.S. Holland onstage, and Wootton was asked to fill in. Wootton stunned the audience, particularly Cash himself, with perfect renditions of every song. Cash mentioned in passing that he might one day call on Wootton again, but within days asked him to join the tour as new lead guitarist. One of the next performances, perhaps the most notable of Wootton's career, was at San Quentin State Prison where Cash's live album was recorded. Wootton continued in the band with only a brief respite until Cash retired in 1997. From 2006 to 2007, he performed with Cash's original drummer, W.S. Holland, his wife Vicky and daughter, Scarlett Wootton, as The Tennessee Three. In 2006 the band released their first album since Cash's death, a loving tribute titled "The Sound Must Go On.

Personal details

Date of birth
March 4th, 1942
United States of America



Musical acts

1.Tennessee Three Rockabilly, Rock and roll, Rock music, Country

1968 -

The Tennessee Three was the backing band for country music and rockabilly singer Johnny Cash for nearly 25 years, until Cash's reorganizing of the group and naming it The Great Eighties Eight in 1980. The group provided the unique backing that would come to be recognized by fans as "the Johnny Cash sound.

Member history

Member Role Start End
1954 2003
1954 1980
1954 1968
1960 2008
1966 1974
1972 1972
Tommy Williams
1974 1974
Jerry Hensley
1974 1982
1975 1976
Earl Poole Ball
1977 1997
Bob Lewin
1978 1989
Bodie Powell
1981 1981
1988 2003
Dave Roe
1990 2003
Montana Wootton
Derrick McCullough
Scarlett Wootton
Vicky Wootton
Lisa Horngren
Shawn Supra
2009 2009


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