Daniel Thompson’s taking us back to San Quentin
Daniel Thompson is once again reprising his role as the Man in Black to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Johnny Cash’s iconic live album At San Quentin.
In 1969, off the back of the huge success of 1968’s At Folsom Prison album, Johnny Cash recorded the second of his legendary prison albums at California’s notorious maximum-security prison, San Quentin.
In a brand-new show featuring more than 35 hits, Daniel Thompson’s Johnny Cash Live — one of Australia’s premier tribute acts — is taking audiences around Australia back to San Quentin.
“At San Quentin was one of the most important and most significant albums of Johnny Cash's career,” said Daniel, who has now toured his Johnny Cash Live show for the past seven years.
“It was really the album that made him a superstar all over the world. A Boy Named Sue came out and took him to the top of the charts and then this album cemented him as a superstar, where he remains today.”
In Back to San Quentin – 50 Years On, Daniel and powerhouse backing band, The Tennessee Express, will bring you the great moments of the legendary San Quentin album followed by hits and favourites spanning Cash’s entire 50-year recording career.
“It is pretty incredible that 50 years on and his stardom hasn't really waned since that point… and when you go back and listen to this and the Folsom Prison album there is a real energy to them and I think that is what got people’s attention,” said Daniel, who believes Cash’s song contain a truth that resonates with people.
“He was a pretty amazing artist in that he was able to write songs that spoke to people on a lot of different levels. On the surface these songs are about drinking, going to gaol and murder and all that sort of stuff, but really these songs are about the consequences of those things there is a lot of truth in the music and morals of the music and I think that is what people really relate to in Johnny Cash's songs.
“I love singing these songs, you have to really put a lot into it and I just never get sick of performing them. I'll be singing his music for as long as people want to hear it.”
Daniel Thompson’s Johnny Cash Live will be performing Back to San Quentin – 50 Years On at the Orange Civic Theatre, Saturday 7 September. Tickets at www.Ticketek.com.au