Review: The Johnny Cash Story ****


The Johnny Cash Story

Music (storytelling)

The Space @ Symposium Hall

17.00 until 25th August

**** (4 Star)

The Johnny Cash Story takes us through the career of the 18-time Grammy winner. We are introduced to Johnny’s life by a documentary style film played on a projector with Jamie Rodden and his band on the stage in front, the film is paused along the way for us to enjoy Jamie’s tribute to Cash where he talks as if he is Cash, with snippets of his life and performing some of his most loved songs.

The show allows you to enjoy powerful renditions of Folsom Prison, Ring of Fire, Man in Black, Hurt and many more favorites.

I did prefer the parts when Jamie would share parts about Cash’s life rather than the filmed documentary, which let’s face it there are plenty of, but it was still very interesting to learn about the life and times of the American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author and the video interaction didn’t overtake from this outstanding production.

The audience was filled with everyone from children to fun-loving seniors enjoying every moment of the show, as we were encouraged to sing along the atmosphere was vibrant and had the perfect feel good holiday feel.

Fabulous music, touching, entertaining, and held at an ideal venue, you really can’t go wrong with buying a ticket for this fringe show.

You could enjoy this performance many times over and I believe the group is to be touring with a longer show, and I’m sure the fringe audience would have loved more songs. Jamie and his supporting trio did Jonny Cash proud. Highly recommended for all lovers of music.

Susan Clark