“I sure as hell ain’t Johnny Cash,” Jesse Morris tells the crowd of people passing by as he strums his guitar. Morris then begins to sing Cash’s hit, “Sunday Morning Comin’ Down,” at the BART station in San Francisco. When you listen to his incredible performance, you just might believe that Johnny Cash was back from the dead.
The street musician previously spent time performing in clubs with his band, Jesse Morris and the Man Cougars. Morris’s uncanny resemblance to the late Johnny Cash was amazing, and he had the vocals to back up the look. Behind the scenes, Morris was a warm and charming person, with an interesting sense of humor.
Sadly, after a long battle with depression, Morris took his life on his birthday. Now, nearly four years after his death, a new video is surfacing showcasing the artist’s amazing talent. You can check out his performance in this video.
Morris’ friends and family say that he had a certain knack for putting people at ease. Everyone who met him fell in love with him on the spot.
He was even in the process of recording his first country album at the time of his death. But, Morris was never able to finish the record and he took his amazing talent along with him. Now, we only have small snippets of this amazing artist to look back on and enjoy.