The Americana drummer loves tacos and Johnny Cash, not necessarily in that order

Brady Oxender is a lifelong Columbus resident, and has been drumming for country and Americana acts in town for over a decade. Oxender is also the organizer of Cash Only — a tribute to Johnny Cash. Now in its seventh year, Cash Only has raised over $15,000 for the CD102.5 for the Kids charity. This year's show will take place on Saturday, Feb. 18at Park Street Saloon, and will feature 10 local acts covering the music of Johnny Cash. Here are a few things Oxender loves.

Records Per Minute

It's awesome that we have so many genuine record stores around town, but RPM is my favorite. What makes this place special is the owner, Steve. He doesn't just want to sell you a record; he wants to help you find your new favorite record. The pride the folks there take in their shop really comes through in their customer service. Oh, and they're also the best place in town to get your Cash Only tickets before the show.

Sunday Fried Chicken

The Whitney House has a fried chicken special on Sunday nights. It comes with mac and cheese. It's the best fried chicken you'll ever have. Don't be late to the party. Go get yourself some.

Home Canning

Yes, I'm a 30-something guy who likes to spend his weekends just like your grandma: putting fruit, veggies and meats into jars and then keeping them in my basement until the zombie apocalypse. Honestly, though, there's a pride and beauty in looking at a Mason jar of food you've preserved and knowing that your summer corn, fall chili or perfect pickles are always on hand. Say what you will, but my candied jalapeno peppers are amazing.

“Original” Cover Tunes

It's an oxymoron for sure, but there's something about taking a well-known song and completely turning it on its head. Check out Johnny Cash's “Folsom Prison Blues” covered by Keb' Mo', or Ray Charles' take on “Ring of Fire,” then listen to Johnny Cash cover Depeche Mode's “Personal Jesus.” See what I did there? All Johnny Cash, all the time. Cash Only is this weekend.


Do I really need to explain this one?