Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Picture: Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison

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This special explores the historical context of Johnny Cash’s seminal concert album, “Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison.” 

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison airing Monday, July 15 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV, explores the historical context of Johnny Cash’s seminal concert album, “Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison.” Based on writer Michael Streissguth’s acclaimed book "Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece", the program weaves together compelling interviews with archival photography – enhanced for broadcast by “extrapolation technique” – to evoke the spirit of that momentous day on Jan. 13, 1968 when Johnny Cash appeared on stage at Folsom Prison. Participants include: Rosanne Cash, band member Marty Stuart, and relatives of inmate/singer Glen Sherley, who famously wrote “Greystone Chapel” for Cash.

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