Organizers have lofty goals for this year’s edition of "Till Things Are Brighter: The Songs of Johnny Cash", in aid of the work of the Green Wood Coalition. They hope to sell out every ticket, for the first time.
The show will return to the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope on Saturday, November 1 for the fourth consecutive year. With the popular Cash tribute becoming a local autumn tradition, the goal is now a sold-out show. Says Artistic Director David Newland, “With the quality of acts from across Canada we’re presenting each year, this show has become a must-hear event.”
"Till Things Are Brighter" features an award-winning lineup of roots and indie musicians. Each act will perform their own versions of noted Johnny Cash songs in a revue-style show.
“We chose to honour Johnny Cash’s work because he always stood up for those who dealt with hard times and challenge,” says David Sheffield, outreach worker with Green Wood Coalition.
Proceeds of “Till Things Are Brighter: The Songs of Johnny Cash” support the work of Green Wood Coalition, helping citizens in Northumberland County who are dealing with homelessness, addiction, abuse, underemployment, disability and other social challenges.
According to Newland, “Johnny Cash sang to every segment of society, rich and poor, saint and sinner. Johnny’s music honours our common humanity. That’s what inspires us.”
Till Things Are Brighter: The Songs of Johnny Cash 2014 lineup includes:
Russell deCarle (Multiple Juno Award winner, lead singer Prairie Oyster)
Gathering Sparks (Nominees for 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award)
Christa Couture (‘Best of 2012’ from CBC Music)
Hilary Grist (Western Canada Music Award nominee)
Graydon James & Laura Spink (Galaxie Rising Star Award winners)
Ariana Gillis (2009 CFMA, Young Performer of the Year)
Andrew Queen (2010 CFMA Children's Album Winner)
Brooke Sturzenegger (2013 SVFF Songwriter’s Showcase winner)
Kristine Schmitt (Old-time country swing chanteuse)
House band: David Celia/David Gillis/Ben Rollo
Tickets are $25, available at the Capitol Theatre Box Office.
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