By Harrison Burridge
On Saturday 9 June, fans of the legendary country singer and song writer Johnny Cash can relish an authentic tribute to his music with The Johnny Cash Roadshow, at the Corn Exchange, Newbury.
The only show to be endorsed by the Cash family, the Johnny Cash Roadshow is nothing short of a complete musical story and a tale of two enigmatic talents, JR Cash and his sweetheart June Carter.
Expect all the ingredients of any musical stage tribute; a foot-tapping, arranged set of Cash classics like Walk The Line, Folsom Prison Blues and Thing Called Love, a perfect delivery of instrument and vocals, and a sense of passion for the music of the ‘Man in Black’.
This musical tribute is fronted by singer/songwriter Clive John, who has also enjoyed solo success in the country music charts, with Amanda Stone as June Carter and supported by Martin Bentley (bass), Nick Davis (guitars) and Darren Bazzoni (drums). This show also features a new and exciting addition in the form of the Carter Sisters on backing vocals and a new brass backup from the ‘Roadshow Horns’.
In full costume, the cast plays out five decades of Cash genius and the musical life of the Carter Cash union. Bundle this with an evocative backdrop, complemented by a compelling narrative, the show offers a glimpse into Johnny and June’s life both on and off the road.
For an all-singing, all-dancing theatrical performance, The Johnny Cash Roadshow will give you a totally authentic, but original performance from start to finish at the Corn Exchange, Newbury on Saturday 9 June, 7.45pm. Tickets: £23 (£22 concessions). Age guide: 12+. To book tickets, please visit the Corn Exchange website, www.cornexchangenew.com or call the Box Office on 0845 5218 218 (calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s standard access charge).