The Southport Theatre welcomes back the fabulous Johnny Cash Roadshow on Thursday, June 19. This is the only show to be endorsed by the Cash family. Johnny Cash’s granddaughter, Caitlin Crowell commented: “I was in awe of how incredible the performances were. Clive and Jill capture my Grandfather and Grandmother just as they were in this world they put a mark in.”
The band features award winning Clive John as Johnny Cash, Jill Schoonjans as June Carter, Nick Davis on electric guitar and vocals, Martin Bentley on double bass and vocals and Darren bazzoni drums and vocals. This year also see’s the biggest production of this show ever with the ‘Carter Sisters’ and the ‘JC Horns’. This is a fantastic tribute in the world to the legend that is Johnny Cash.
The Johnny Cash Roadshow will perform material from throughout Cash’s career including Walk the Line and Folsom Prison Blues, recorded with Sun Records in the 1950’s to Hurt, Johnny Cash’s last release in 2002, recorded by Rick Rubin for his American Recordings label. There are many stops in between bringing the audience all the favourites, Man in Black, Boy named Sue, Ring of Fire. The show also brings a focus on the duets Johnny and June sang, including Jackson.
From start to finish the band take the audience through the Johnny Cash live show experience. The chemistry of Johnny and June is also brought to the stage and with the accompanying video projection, which brings evocative images to each song, all help to complete the story of the life of a legend. The performance is energetic and entertaining for all to enjoy.
Aside from all this, Clive John is also a songwriter and his solo album The Spirit was nominated for Best British Country Music Album of the year 2011. Since then three songs have been released to the Hot Disc Independent Country Music Chart. Running Away Again, Cigarettes and Coffee and The Spirit have all reached No 1 in the UK and Ireland, with the The Spirit reaching No 1 in the worldwide chart for 4 weeks. The album has also been nominated for album of the year in the prestigious British Country Music awards! An amazing achievement for a British Country artist.
For more information about the Johnny Cash Roadshow go to www.johnnycashroadshow.com
Tickets are £19 and £20, available to book in person at the Box Office open Monday to Saturday 11am-4pm or call ATG Tickets 0844 8713021 or book online ATG Tickets.com/southport, both subject to booking and transaction fees
COMPETITION: We have three pairs of tickets available for you to win for the Johnny Cash Roadshow on Thursday, June 19 at 7:30pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the answer to the following question by noon on Tuesday, June 10.
Q. In which city was Sun Studios based, where Johnny Cash recorded many of his early hits?