New Yorkers to 'walk the line' as part of Johnny Cash festival

New Yorkers can ‘walk the line’ straight to The Bell House in Brooklyn this weekend (Friday-Sunday inclusive) to celebrate the birthday of the man in black, Johnny Cash.

Mural celebrating Johnny Cash

Mural celebrating Johnny Cash. Image by Cassandra Santori / CC BY 2.0

The man on whose life the ‘Walk the Line’ film was based, would have celebrated his 83rd birthday last week. Time Out New York reports that the belated bash is one worth bopping to over the weekend.

The event has become an enjoyable annual tradition since 2005 in which Alex Battles and the Whisky Rebellion, joined this year by Linda Hill on duets, cover Cash's renowned musical repertoire.

Cash was unusual in that he had a huge following not only among those with a leaning towards country music, but with a reach that spans virtually the whole gamut of the modern music genre.

Also featuring as the opening performance for each show will be The Calamity Janes, covering the material of Johnny's wife June Carter Cash and the Carter Family.

The Sunday matinee majors on Cash’s gospel contributions, a new edition to the festivities that is expected to bring its own disciples.

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