From tender, hear-a-pin-drop moments to foot-stomping singalongs,
Walk the Line: Celebrating the Spirit of Johnny Cash
delivered a moving and memorable experience for all involved.
The one-day festival featured outstanding folk and roots performers from throughout Ontario as well as thoughtful speakers from our own community,
all bringing a message of hope and positive social change in celebration of
Johnny Cash's legacy. A great culmination of much behind-the-scenes work by
Artistic Director, David Newland, and Green Wood staff.
"As a benefit festival reflecting the needs and aspirations of
Green Wood Coalition and the community at large,
we admire Johnny Cash’s advocacy for the underprivileged.
We recognize the strength and honesty he brought to his own struggles.
And we celebrate his legendary catalogue of unforgettable songs."
to all of our valued Supporters, Volunteers and Artists whose
contributions and efforts are essential to the success of this
as well to many the community Sponsors
who have contributed to this event through their generous inkind
donations, and/or by lending us their time and expertise,
in support of this annual fundraiser for Green Wood Coalition.
Comfort Inn, Port Hope
The Waddell Hotel
Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
Harden & Huyse
Chef Gary Cole
Ganaraska Art & Framing
St. Lawrence Flowers
Luke Despatie & The Design Firm
to the kind hospitality providers who generously provided
sustanance, snacks and refreshments for
our artists before, during and after the shows!
Yellow Cake Bakery
The Beamish House
to the winner of our Gourmet Dinner Raffle
and to the winner our Man in Black Guitar Prize
Speaking of the Man in Black, here is a great version of that song
that frames Johnny Cash's heart for social justice,
from an about to be released live recording.