TEST REGION Riverboats Music Festival

TEX PERKINS - FAR FROM FOLSOM

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TEX PERKINS & THE TENNESSEE FOUR - FAR FROM FOLSOM
THE SONGS OF JOHNNY CASH

Seminal musician and Riverboats favourite Tex Perkins returns with his critically-acclaimed Far From Folsom - The Songs of Johnny Cash.

Featuring legendary backing band The Tennessee Four (Matt Walker, Dave Folley, Steve Healy and Shane Reilly) with Rachel Tidd, Far From Folsom embodies Johnny Cash’s iconic performances at Folsom and San Quentin prisons in the late 1960s. Cash's two subsequent albums - At Folsom Prison and At San Quentin - became instant classics, with both going 3x platinum in the US. One of the highest selling artists in history, Johnny Cash's humour, humanity and grit instantly built a bridge between music genres, prisoners, preachers and presidents alike, earning him the love and loyalty of generations of fans along the way.

For the past decade Tex Perkins has been synonymous with the work of Johnny Cash through his Helpmann-Award winning stage production, The Man In Black. More recently, Tex's Far From Folsom premiered at The Old Parramatta Gaol as part of the 2015 Sydney Festival. Originally conceived as a one-off show, Tex and the Tennessee Four ended up performing to over 7000 people across three sold-out nights, before hitting the road and touring the country. 

Far From Folsom takes a fast-paced, rollicking rock n’ roll journey to the heart of Johnny Cash’s music. Featuring some of Cash's best-loved songs and music, Far From Folsom embraces Tex Perkins’ reverence for this incredible musician’s career.