Both casual and hardcore fans of the Man In Black will find plenty to enjoy in this multi-media event: a live reading by author Antonino D'Ambrosio from his new book A Heartbeat & A Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears followed by live musical performances recreating songs from the Bitter Tears album, a special screening of a brand new documentary Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison followed by a group of talented New York musicians performing all the songs from the "Live At Folsom Prison" album, a guitar giveaway raffle courtesy of co-sponsor GIBSON GUITARS, free Johnny Cash albums from Lost Highway/Universal plus a gallery filled with Johnny Cash photos, album covers and other memorabilia.
Guitar giveaway 2 Guitars courtesy of Gibson! Free Johnny Cash Albums from Lost Highway! All ticket holders will be entered into the raffle, which will take place on the night, walk away with a free guitar and an album!
Timeline of Festival Events
5:00pm: Welcome Notes
'A HEARTBEAT AND A GUITAR'
Author ANTONINO D'AMBOSIO reads from his book about the making of Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears album with live musical accompaniment by Music by David Milone of Radio 4 and Anthony Rizzo with special guests playing songs from the album. Book cover art by Barack Obama 'Hope Artist' Shepard Fairey
6.30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Author, Book signing
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Johnny Cash Suppertime
RIBS, CORN ON THE COB, BURGERS AND POTATO SALAD
Ribs $4 Burgers $3 Hot Dogs $1 Pulled Pork Slider $4 Corn $1 Potato Salad $1!
BBQ will be open all evening!
8:00pm - 9:30pm
'Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison'
9:30pm - 11:30pm
The LIC Tennessee Three
Tim Luntzel - Bass [Rosanne Cash, Loudon Wainwright III]
Anthony Rizzo - Guitar/Musical Director [Vic Thrill/Garden Variety]
Dave Berger - Drums [Elysian Fields, Ollabelle, Tav Falco & Panther Burns]
RECREATION OF THE ENTIRE FOLSOM PRISON ALBUM WITH GUEST VOCALISTS - including:
Jack Grace, Silbin Sandovar, Lee Ann Westover, Will Scott, Theresa Hoffman, Richard & Lesley Mazda, Jeneen Terrana, Brian Meece, Thom Brown III & Artie Shupack