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Ale & Arty: The Wild Rover and the Haverton Hillbillies
50 years ago Johnny Cash recorded his seminal album 'Live in San Quentin Prison'. Critically acclaimed it, and Cash's other forays into Prisons split public opinion but the man in black was adamant that music and empathy could hold the key to inspiring and transforming the lives of listener. Tonight, as an homage to the anniversary of that San Quentin concert, wildcat Mike McGrother, AKA The Wild Rover presents a night of songs that he promises will reflect ’The Good, The Bad and the Ugly’ of his beloved Teesside.
Much more than a regular Johnny Cash tribute, Mike, backed by his all new, all-star Skiffle-style band, his Infant Hercules Choir and very special guests, will perform a blistering rebel-resounding two hour set featuring, amongst others, the music of The Clash; The Boomtown Rats; The Pogues; The Men They Couldn’t Hang; Springsteen, Dylan, McGrother himself, (watch out – Roly’s about) and of course Johnny Cash.
Grab your tickets early for an unforgettable evening of unapologetic musical anarchy with a cheeky smile on its face!
‘He always identified with the underdog...He felt a great empathy with those people." Tommy Cash, Johnny’s younger brother.
Ticket price includes entry to Ale & Arty Beer Festival