Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson
Michael Moore as Willie Nelson
Highwaymen are comprised of 3 great musicians, starting with Michael Moore. Michael was born and raised in McKinney, Texas. His passion for Willies Nelson’s music came at an early age. “I can remember hearing his music coming out of my grandmother’s old AM radio,” and even then Michael knew that there was something unique about Willie Nelson. Nelson’s voice and unusual style of phrasing are hard to match. Through many years of study and about a million “Whiskey Rivers” later, Moore’s ability to capture” the country music legend’s voice and style are considered by many to be the best in the world. Michael is also an great guitar player and performs all of the guitar parts played by Nelson in his shows. When asked what kind of music he likes, Moore said, “Everything from The Carpenters to Metallica.” Michael has performed his Willie tribute show throughout the USA as a solo artist and also with several top tribute shows including Cavalcade Of Stars, Mirror Image, Memories Theatre and Superstars Live in Concert, a BC Entertainment, Inc. production.
August Manley as Waylon Jennings
Tacoma, Washington native, August Manley, spent his childhood in the rural outreaches near his Grandfather’s farm in the Pacific Northwest. Being raised on country music in the mid 70’s laid the perfect foundation for what would later become the Nation’s premier Waylon Jennings tribute. Since 2005, August Manley has been bringing the finest moments of country music back to Waylon’s vast number of fans, as well as providing 1000’s of newcomers to Waylon’s music the opportunity to see, feel and take in this special brand of country music in its purest form, LIVE. Currently based out of Phoenix, Arizona, August Manley continues to strive for his ultimate goal: keeping Waylon’s music in front of live audiences around the world in the Highwaymen.
Philip Bauer as Johnny Cash
Entertaining people is all Philip Bauer ever wanted to do! His great stage presence, quality and impressive vocal range has been thrilling audiences for many years.
Philip started his musical path in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he started thrilling audiences with his quality performances and competing in and winning many talent contests.
In 1985 Philip won the Minnesota State Fair talent contest, 1st place from a field of over 800 contestants. His performance got attention and landed him his 1st contract to perform with a 40 piece orchestra every night of the 1986 State Fair.
The 90’s were good for Philips’ career. He was asked to perform on TNN on Charlie Daniels Talent roundup, was the opening act for Leann Rimes and entertained thousands in Branson Mo.
His Tribute to Johnny Cash has taken him all across the U.S. Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Australia. Philip was given a 1 hour nationally televised show live from Hollywood on AXS TV s’ World’s greatest tribute. Now that has led him to play with the iconic Highwaymen LIVE.