You’ve heard of the Man in Black right? And I’m not just referring to some ambiguous villain in a Stephen King novel. I’m talking about Johnny Cash, the man who helped to usher in a new era of country music. The whole outlaw image worked out pretty well for Mr. Cash, and what better place to build a reputation like that than at a prison? Since he never actually served hard time (a single night in jail doesn’t qualify as time, it just qualifies as a story), he did the next best thing and recorded his iconic live album, well, like the title says, At Folsom Prison. It went on to become, by most standards today, a classic.
If you want to know more, you can certainly check out the Wikipedia. You didn’t think that Joaquin Phoenix wrote all of those songs did you?! Never trust a man who says he’s going to quit acting to become a rapper AND feels like frogs might just nest in his hair. If you’re interest is at least piqued by wondering just how excited a prison crowd could be or if you just miss the sound of slide guitar, you can go ahead and listen to the first track:
If you want to hear the rest:
Lend Us Your Ears (not literally of course, what kind of people do you take us for?)