Johnny Folsom 4 / Bruised Orange: A Tribute to John Prine
September 23, 2017 · Saturday * 8pm * $8
JOHNNY FOLSOM 4
From “A Boy Named Sue” to “Ring of Fire,” four of Raleigh’s favorite musical sons pay tribute to the Man in Black with the Johnny Folsom Four. True to the Mr Cash’s poetic spirit, the JF4 promises an honest and entertaining performance for fans of all ages.
Lead singer David Burney brings a lilting southern baritone to Cash’s classic songs which hits the mark well enough that you may wonder on occasion if Johnny, himself, is in the building. David Gresham more than meets the challenge of filling in for Luther and Carl Perkins on those classic guitar licks. And Tom Mills (bass) and Randy Benefield (drums) provide the hallmark, train-like driving rhythm the whole world loves. And when the boys are living right, the remarkable Miss Eleanor Jones joins in on those classic Johnny and June duets; hotter than a pepper sprout!
When it comes to honoring Johnny Cash, JF4 walks the line.
Bruised Orange pays tribute to one of the greatest and most influential songwriters of his generation, John Prine.
The band was conceived by singer/acoustic guitar player Craig Thompson (Old Habits, Longleaf Pine Nuts) and bassist Steve Eisenstadt, both avid Prine fans. Bruised Orange is one of the very few tributes to this great artist playing in the United States today.
Thompson and Eisenstadt are joined by electric guitar player John Fussell (Bull City Blues Band) as well as a drummer and other accompaniment.
Bruised Orange is excited to make its Blue Note debut and entertain music lovers with these incredible songs, played with the soul and witty humor for which John Prine is renowned.