David Burney, lead singer for the acclaimed Johnny Cash tribute band Johnny Folsom 4, brings his one-man show to The ArtsCenter for three shows, January 24-26, 2020.
In “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash” Burney shares an intimate portrayal of the Man in Black’s life story from growing up in Dyess, Arkansas to his final days after the death of his beloved June Carter. From his early years at Sun Records, to his world-famous prison concerts and television show, to the unexpected success of the American Recordings albums and MTV videos at the end of his career — Burney tells the story of Johnny Cash through anecdotes and, of course, the songs the whole world knows and loves.
What are others saying about David Burney’s portrayal of Johnny Cash:
No Depression magazine says: “for those of us unable to have seen Cash perform during his life, this is more than a treat. It’s a time machine.”
Robert Nash, Executive Director of the Cultural Center of Cape Cod says “I loved every minute of it. It was so believable I thought I was listening to Johnny Cash.”
Rebecca Newton, Director of the Carolina Theatre of Durham says: “From the time he takes the first step on the stage to the last word and gesture of his show, David commands the stage and honors Johnny Cash with all the respect Mr. Cash deserves.”
And Jackie Cash, Johnny Cash’s niece, says “Oh my Lord! He’s channeling J.R.”