Perth music lovers are in for an absolute treat. Tex Perkins returns with a new concert about the man, the music and the legend that is Johnny Cash. It will be set in the remarkable grounds of the historic Fremantle Prison.
“Far From Folsom” is a fresh incarnation of Johnny’s famous performances recorded live at Folsom and San Quentin prisons in the late 1960’s. These shows yielded albums that became instant classics, and brought his distinctive sound to millions of listeners. His humour, humanity and grit built a bridge between music genres, between prisoners, preachers and presidents alike, and earned him the love and loyalty of generations of fans.
Tex Perkins affinity with the original rock ‘n roll outlaw goes back to his teens, and his earliest band, when he first started channelling Johnny’s songs. Many years, many records and many awards later, the man best-known for fronting The Cruel Sea, Beasts of Bourbon, Tex, Don & Charlie and The Dark Horses is back at the wheel of a meaner, leaner, turbo-charged take on Johnny Cash’s time behind bars. First presented early in 2015 at The Old Parramatta Gaol, organisers scrambled to expand the roster to two, then three sold-out shows, as over 7000 tickets were snapped up in hours. The critics and the crowds were united.
Featuring the same crack group of musicians enlisted by Tex for the Helpmann award-winning show, The Man In Black, and featuring Rachael Tidd, this new concert takes us on a fast-paced, rollicking rock ‘n roll journey to the heart of the music and the scene of Johnny’s career salvation. With some of his best-loved songs and music from all the prison performances, Far From Folsom is set to satisfy Johnny Cash fans, all over again.
“Tex Perkins channels Johnny Cash for a raucous night in the clink”
Sydney Morning Herald
“If anyone is comfortable in Cash’s boots, it’s Perkins… he captures it all”
“Tex Perkins wears his Johnny Cash persona like a favourite pair of pants”
Be sure to get in early so you don’t miss this truly, superb show.
Far From Folsom Featuring Tex Perkins and The Tennessee Four with Rachael Tidd
Saturday February 6, 2016
General tickets on sale Thursday October 15th
Tickets available from Ticketmaster
www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100