Rhino Caravan

Rhino Caravan was a Long Island based band that formed in 1997 originally with just Ed Ryan and Tom Cavanagh. It started out as Ryan and Cavanagh. The duo played local bars and pubs and began writing together. Ed Ryan had previously been in the very successful bands The Underdogs and Wide Awake and Cavanagh was in Wardance at the time who were actually gigging with Wide Awake. The two found they shared an immense love for the same bands and had a vision for the kind of music they wanted to make and the kind of band they wanted to play in. In late 1997 they went into Sapone Productions Studio and recorded a few songs. They also recorded two older Ed Ryan originals and their co written song Walking in circles at another studio a few weeks later.

Soon they recruited drum master Dave Hermantin who really aided in the bands sound and direction. This move prompted Cavanagh to permanently move to lead bass! Now the duo was ready to gig and the spent the next two years playing several nights a week and blowing the minds of the local music scene and it's fans on Long Island and New York City.

The band recorded two full length albums (Self Titled and The Flask Incident) which sold a record number of copies and released a full Irish cd and two Christmas cds as well. In 1999 and again in 2000 the band released some rare tracks and live radio show cds. All the cds were more than well received by fans and critics. 

Fans continue to hope for a Rhino Caravan reunion but none seems to be likely. 

You can order the first 2 albums here and soon we will post the Irish cd and others if we have any left in stock. Once they are gone we will not be making more. 

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Thomas Cavanagh will be performing with his rockabilly band The Backseat Devils on Feb 3rd at 7pm to honor Buddy Holly, Big Bopper and Richie Valens at The Nutty Irishman in Farmingdale NY.  

Cavanagh has announced that on February 18th he will appear at Sergios In Massapequa NY doing a set of the Love Songs of Johnny Cash and. June Carter in honor of Valentines Day. Donna Domingo will be performing as June Carter with Cavanagh.The Second set will focus on the humorous "love songs" Johnny Cash performed like Flushed from the bathroom of your heart, Deila and more.

Cavanagh will perform at Sergios on 3.3.18  doing a special Cash show of the songs Johnny sang about trains. Songs like Orange Blossom Special, City of New Orleans, Wreck of 97, Hey Porter and more will be performed for a train theme night.‚Äč

Cavanagh will perform at Sergios again on 3.4.18 doing a special Cash show of the songs Johnny sang about trains. Songs like Orange Blossom Special, City of New Orleans, Wreck of 97, Hey Porter and more will be performed for a train theme night!

Walking the lIne will be doing a special set with the just the trio on 3.24.18. The trio will recreate the music and feel of the 1950s Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two focusing on the early part of Cash's career. This show will be at the Paradise In Hauppauge NY.

Walking the Line will perform at The Long Beach Library on3.25.18at 1pm. The band will perform the greatest hits of Johnny Cash as well as the Live At Folsom Prison album for the 50th anniversary. The 5pc band will perform.

Thomas Cavanagh has been performing solo Johnny Cash shows the last few months doing entire Johnny Cash records from beginning to end as well as nights devoted to themes. On January 5th 6th and 7th Cavanagh had back to back sold out shows at Sergios in Massapequa NY. He returned January 28th to do  a night of Johnny Cash's 50's material followed by a set of greatest hits . On February 18th Cavanagh will return to Sergios to perform the LOVE SONGS of Johnny Cash and June Carter. This show will be a duo with Donna Domingo playing the part of June Carter. March 3 and 4th Cavanagh will do a show at Sergios focusing on Johnny Cash's setlists from his tour of Ireland in 1993.

Walking the Line will pay tribute to Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two on March 24th at The Paradise in Hauppauge NY. The first set will feature songs of the 1950s that the trio recorded and played live and the second set will be a greatest hits collection. 

One of the great things about Thomas Cavanagh and his Johnny Cash Tribute Walking the line is  as critics have mentioned is that every show is different. One night the band will do The Live at Folsom Prison record from beginning to end then the next night they will do a setlist from a tour in the 1970s the night after that a show of focusing on Johnny Cash's Gospel music. So check the events and tour dates page for details.

Thomas Cavanagh will be performing a very special Valentines Day Johnny Cash show with Donna Domingo as June Carter. For the holiday the duo will perform the Duets and love songs of Johnny Cash and June Carter as well as the greatest hits and some of Johnny Cash's unorthodox love songs. February 18th at Sergios. Check the events and tour dates page for details

Thomas would like to thank all the friends and family who came to the Paramount on Jan 19th and saw his band Bad Animals. The Show was sold out thanks to everyone! 

 

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