Walk The Line
A tribute to Johnny Cash - the man and his music.
The music of Johnny Cash spanned almost 50 years from the start of his career in 1955 with the legendary Sun Records, right up to his death September 12, 2003. He continued recording and performing not only his own songs, but songs written by other artists, in each case bringing his own unique style and perspective to the presentation.
He did not confine his style to country music, showing a great understanding for the Rock ‘n’ Roll genres in which he made his widest impact on a worldwide audience. In his foray into cover songs he favoured tunes not only his contemporaries such as Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Neil Young but also chose an eclectic mix of newer writers from Nick Cave to Nirvana, U2 and the Nine-Inch Nails to express darker emotions.
The show covers over those 50 years of Johnny Cash classic songs, illuminated with anecdotes of his life and adventures, and will leave the audience with a greater understanding and appreciation of the man Johnny Cash and his music.
The show is fronted by veteran performer Rohan Powell whose baritone voice has graced theatre stages and smoky hotel venues across Australia and in many parts of the world. Well-known in concert venues around Australia for his work in Acoustic Juice, Rohan has performed in operatic productions, rock bands and recorded an album of country-crossover originals in Nashville. Amber Poulten, one of the finest female voices in this country plays the role of June Carter.
Walk the Line, Australia’s number one Johnny Cash Show hits the road hot on the heels of the highly successful Johnny Cash biographical movie, Walk the Line.
Walk The Line travels from South Australia Australia