Re-visit Johnny Cash at Folsom
AWARD-winning Australian country singer Daniel Thompson and Golden Guitar winner Stuie French, will bring Cash Live The Concert Experience to the region with their new show Cash Live Revisits Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison.
John R. Cash (1932-2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, considered one of the most influential popular musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide.
Although primarily remembered as a country music icon, his genre-spanning songs and sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel.
Cash was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice, the distinctive sound of his Tennessee Three backing band, which is characterised by train-sound guitar rhythms, a rebelliousness coupled with an increasingly sombre and humble demeanor, and a trademark, all-black stage wardrobe, which earned him the nickname The Man in Black.
In 1968, Johnny Cash walked on to stage at Folsom State Prison, California, and created music history by uttering his immortal words "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash”.
Selling more than three million copies in the US alone, At Folsom Prison is widely regarded and one of the greatest live albums ever recorded, and was named at number 88 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.
Since 2009, more than 50,000 Australian Johnny Cash fans have enjoyed Australia's premier tribute to the Man In Black, Cash Live.
This is Daniel Thompson and Stuie French's authentic tribute to this iconic and beloved superstar.
In 2018, Cash Live will give Australian Johnny Cash fans the opportunity to relive the magic of the legendary Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison album.
The show will also include a set of Cash's greatest hits, including Ring of Fire, I Walk the Line, and more.
- At Park Lane Theatre, Lennox Community Centre, on Friday, March 23. $55. For tickets visit communityspaces.com.au.