WANT TO GO?
Johnny Cash tribute show
Performed by Derek Keeling
WHERE: LaBelle Theater, 311 D St., South Charleston
WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday
TICKETS: $35 (a portion of the proceeds go to HospiceCare)INFO: 304-356-1654
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Scott Depot native Derek Keeling has kept busy since his third-place finish on NBC's reality competition "Grease: You're the One That I Want" in 2007. Since then, he's performed on Broadway and spent a year touring as Johnny Cash in "The Million Dollar Quartet." Last year, he left the tour, re-embraced his musical roots and took his turn as Johnny Cash in a new direction.
On Saturday, he brings the music of the Man in Black to the LaBelle Theater in South Charleston. The gazz spoke to Keeling about this new musical path he's on, which turns out to be an old one.
Q: How long have you been back in West Virginia?
A: I came back earlier this month to get some knee surgery taken care of. Touring kind of wore me out a little bit. I like to come home to get stuff like that done. It's easier to get it done than when I'm in New York or L.A.
Q: You were on tour with "The Million Dollar Quartet" about a year ago. How did that go, and what have you been up to since?