Tribute to Johnny Cash at the Ozark Folk Center State Park

Published By:Cathy Drew Date:

The Ozark Folk Center State Park is proud to announce plans for their fourth annual Tribute to Johnny Cash Concert, June 1, 2013. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show will start at 7 p.m. Arkansas guitarist Charlie White will lead this years’ line up of performers featuring the legendary drummer for Johnny, W.S. “Fluke” Holland. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $12 for adults, $7 for children ages 6-12 and under 6 free. Season passes are honored at the event.

Born Feb. 26, 1932, in Kingsland, AR., Johnny Cash was born John R. Cash, one of seven children of Ray and Carrie Rivers Cash. When John was 3 years old, his father took advantage of a new Roosevelt farm program and moved his young family to Dyess Colony in northeast Arkansas. There the Cash family farmed 20 acres of cotton and other seasonal crops, and young John worked alongside his parents and siblings in the fields.

Music was an integral part of everyday life in the Cash household. John soaked up a variety of musical influences ranging from his mother’s folk songs and hymns to the work songs from the fields and nearby railroad yards. He absorbed these sounds like sponge absorbs water. In later years, Cash would draw from his life in Arkansas for inspiration: “Pickin’ Time,” “Five Feet High and Rising” and “Look at Them Beans” stand as reflections on Cash’s early life. Cash remains one of the few artists to sell over 90 million records.

For more information go to our website at www.ozarkfolkcenter.com or call at 870-269-3851.