Punk rocker Jesse Morris was a San Francisco familiar face, as he often spent a vast amount of time serenading the influx of BART transients in addition to performing at local venues with his band. Yet, it was Morris' strikingly similar sound to country music legend Johnny Cash's that assisted in the recognition of his name and iconic impression.
In a fan favorite, Morris is seen occupying a small space of a transit station, pouring his heart out into a cover of Cash's hit "Sunday Morning Coming Down." With deep, rich vocals, Morris brings to life the former music legend, convincing any passerby to give at least a second glance in order to crack the case of where that godly voice was originating. Morris's appearance, pink hair and an abundance of tattoos nicely accentuated by his denim vest, did not fit the frame that so many expected to see with such a voice, but things aren't always what they seem.
While Morris frequented the BART stations, his presence became familiar to the daily public transporters, ultimately making his sudden absence apparent to those who grew frond of hearing his daily music.
Unfortunately, Morris tragically passed away on November 6, 2011. Although the talented punk rocker no longer physically remains, it is through his incredible videos and footage that we are able to enjoy the talented musician he once was.
Please be sure to check out the video below to get a glimpse of how talented this Johnny Cash sound-alike was.
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