With this year's edition of 'Till Things Are Brighter: The Songs of Johnny Cash' just over a month away, we're pleased to begin announcing the exciting acts that will be performing Johnny Cash songs at this year's concert on November 1.
One of the highlights of last year's show was the introduction of Graydon James and Laura Spink to the Port Hope audience--they of the Toronto band, Graydon James & The Young Novelists. We're happy to announce that they will be back as part of the 2014 show! Listen to their great harmonies on 'It Ain't Me, Babe', the Bob Dylan song that Johnny Cash covered on a 1965 record.
Tickets available through the Capitol Theatre Box Office this week.
Last Saturday night's fundraising concert 'Till Things Are Brighter' was a remarkable event in many of the ways that matter most. A lively, appreciative audience that represented the full spectrum of our community heard some outstanding interpretations of the Johnny Cash songbook, from 'Hey Porter!' to 'Hurt', performed by a generous slate of musicians who had traveled many miles to be with us. Of special note was Linda McRae, a veteran of several performances at Folsom Prison, who drove from Tennessee and back again, just to support the work of Green Wood Coalition.
We are thankful to everyone who supported our major fundraiser in a variety of ways. We especially appreciate the financial support of our corporate sponsors whose generosity allowed us to give a block of free tickets to people living on a low income, assuring that no one was excluded. They include:
Acme Electric, Port Hope
Comfort Inn, Port Hope
Ross Funeral Chapel, Port Hope
Adventure Canada, Toronto
Cobourg Honda, Cobourg
The Waddell, Port Hope
Summerhill Bed & Breakfast, Port Hope
We owe a debt of gratitude to David Newland for his work as Artistic Director, building an outstanding program for us to enjoy. Thanks to Deborah Hackett for shooting these great photos of the event.
Musicians Graydon James and Laura Spink will perform at the 'Till Things Are Brighter: The Songs of Johnny Cash’ fundraiser for the Greenwood Coalition on Nov. 2 at the Cameco Capitol Theatre in Port Hope.
Port Hope concert inspired by the songs of Johnny Cash
PORT HOPE -- Sit back and enjoy the songs of music legend Johnny Cash in an annual fundraiser.
Johnny Cash -- the musician, family man, recovered addict and spokesman for the downtrodden -- continues to inspire Till Things Are Brighter: The Songs of Johnny Cash, the third annual fundraiser for the Green Wood Coalition. The concert is set for Nov. 2 at the Cameco Capitol Theatre in Port Hope.
Read the rest of the Northumberland News article here.
Much has been written and said about the life and times of the charismatic, sometimes volatile, always thought-provoking musician, Johnny Cash. Green Wood's annual fundraising concert, 'Till Things Are Brighter: The Songs of Johnny Cash, connects the dots between Johnny Cash, the artist, and Johnny Cash, the humanitarian whose songs addressed racism, injustice, addiction and poverty. Columnist David Hughes tells a story that places the heartbeat of Cash in our local context.
Tickets for next week's show are on sale at Ganaraska Art & Framing in downtown Port Hope, or by calling 905-269-7610.
Here's a clip from last year's 'Till Things Are Brighter' concert, featuring a moving performance of Cash's song 'Unchained' by legendary Canadian singer/songwriter, Melwood Cutlery.
Tickets for this year's fundraising concert, "Till Things Are Brighter: The Songs of Johnny Cash', go on sale Monday, October 7, in Port Hope. The legend of Johnny Cash - musician, family man, recovered addict, and spokesman for the downtrodden - continues to inspire this annual musical revue, set for Saturday, November 2 at the Cameco Capitol Theatre in Port Hope.
Two previous shows, featuring a stellar roster of roots artists performing Cash’s repertoire, have been a hit with the audience. This year's concert is expected to be a sell out, with this fantastic performer lineup, just released by Artistic Director/Host, David Newland:
Graydon James and Laura Spink
St. Mary’s Singers
Tickets ($30/$25 in advance) are available at Ganaraska Art & Framing, in downtown Port Hope.
We're counting down to the annual Green Wood fundraising concert, Till Things Are Brighter: The Songs of Johnny Cash, on Saturday, November 2 at Port Hope's historic Capitol Theatre. Tickets ($25 in advance) are available at Ganaraska Art & Framing on Walton St. in Port Hope. Here's a highlight from last year's concert that features The Maple Leaf Jug Band with their take on Cash tune from the1970s.
We're happy to announce that our annual benefit concert 'Till Things Are Brighter' will return to Port Hope's Capitol Theatre on Saturday, November 2 with a full line-up of talented Roots & Blues musicians from across Ontario, coming in to present the songs of Johnny Cash.
This is always an amazing evening in so many ways, so you'll want to get a ticket early (they go on sale October 1) and write this one on the calendar. Advance tickets are only $25.
For a taste of what you might expect, here's a video from last year's concert featuring the aboriginal blues band, Digging Roots. Thanks to our friend, Andy Frank, for capturing this moment so well.