Join The ArtsCenter and Johnny Folsom 4 on the 89th anniversary of Johnny Cash’s birth as we celebrate the Man in Black’s legacy through his music and life stories. ArtsCenter patrons will remember Johnny Folsom’s front man, David Burney, from last year’s solo performance, Hello, I’m Johnny Cash, at The ArtsCenter. The three well-attended performances were thoroughly enjoyed by one and all. Many in attendance were heard to exclaim “For a moment there I forgot it wasn’t really Johnny Cash.”
This year Burney returns for a livestreamed concert with his full band to relive the train-like rhythms, the haunting tales and deep southern timbre everyone instantly recognizes. From “Ring of Fire” to “Boy Named Sue,” from “Jackson” to “Hurt,” Johnny Folsom 4 pays an authentic tribute to Cash’s music and memories.
Two years ago the band sold out the Carolina Theatre in Durham with their recreation of Live at San Quentin. Three years ago they sold out the Haw River Ballroom with their recreation of Live at Folsom Prison. David Menconi of the N&O called JF4 “peerless,” and No Depression magazine said watching the band play was “a time machine.” We promise you won’t want to miss this virtual performance.
Shortly before his death in September 2003, Johnny Cash recorded “Ain’t No Grave (Can Hold My Body Down)”. We say “no COVID either.” We hope you’ll join us for this live-streamed event.