ON Saturday 22nd October the Burnavon, Cookstown will pay homage to the life and music of the legendary Johnny Cash courtesy of Roger Dean and his show The Johnny Cash Story.
With West End credits to his name, Dean is a fantastic all round performer. He has been playing Cash’s music for most of his life, and rose to fame following his BBC television debut at the age of 14. He secured his first of many radio broadcasts soon after this performing the music of Johnny Cash, so who better to recreate the magic of the world’s most loved outlaw.
He expertly takes the audience on a journey of Johnny Cash’s life, from his poverty stricken beginnings in rural Arkansas to his rise to fame with Sun Records and world stardom. Backed by the brilliant Lazy Boys, Dean is the very embodiment and spirit of Johnny Cash.
This show oozes fun, style and great tenderness for both the man and his music. In between songs the audience are told anecdotes and snippets of information which bring the man in black in closer focus.
When asked to describe his show Dean explains that “rather than attempting to mimic the great Johnny Cash, myself and my band have developed our own style over the years treating audiences to a slick, tried and tested show which has taken in some of the biggest cities in the world”.
For those who have seen the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Walk The Line’ starring Reece Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix then you are guaranteed to enjoy over 2 hours of storytelling magic featuring Johnny Cash’s biggest hits: I Walk The Line, Ring of Fire, Get Rhythm, Folsom Prison Blues, Man In Black, A Boy Named Sue and the award winning Hurt, to mention just a few from the 500 songs that make up Cash’s back catalogue.
The show starts at 8pm, and tickets cost £15. They are available right now from the Burnavon Box Office in person, by telephone on 028 8676 9949, or online at www.burnavon.com.
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