Recently I went to Waterloo documents in Austin whereby I to buy Johnny Cash’s At Folsom Prison vinyl. Because that starters if you have actually never listened to this record it is a must! it was tape-recorded at Folsom prison so you can hear the prisoner’s reactions to Cash’s songs. The is important an impressive record. Top top the back of the document was a copy the a letter Cash had written around prison and his experience in prison.
This letter peaked my attention as i realized how tiny I actually knew about Johnny Cash. I love this letter for many reasons but mostly since he shared his experiences in a means that do me see exactly how much he taken these guys at Folsom Prison. Having remained in prison a few times, he voiced his opinion top top the “rehabilitation” that prisoners and also their reemergence’s right into a society that was to welcome them with open arms. Through this descriptive letter friend can virtually hear the frustration in Cash’s deep base voice. The is a moving letter and also does its job in exposing several of the flaws the the jail system. Moving away from his bad boy image I desire to emphasis in ~ above my main interest, Johnny and June.
June appears twice in Cash’s At Folsom Prison and also wow perform they do a good team. Native what I have actually read they had actually a connection that was incomparable. It take it a pair of times yet when Cash suggest in 1968 at a live performance in London, Ontario June lastly said yes. She to be a good supporting pressure in his life as she helped him get over his medicine addiction. She to be completely devoted to him and he the same. Cash’s letter to her on her date of birth is one for the documents according to Taste of Country, rolling Stones, Huffington Post and also more.
Can you feeling his emotion in this letter? His deep unwavering love for June is heart stopping and admirable. Also after her fatality Cash to be completely devoted to her. In his last public appearance that said, “The soul of June Carter overshadows me tonight with the love she had for me and also the love I have for her. We connect somewhere between here and also heaven. She came under for a quick visit, i guess, from sky to visit with me tonight to offer me courage and inspiration like she always has.” You can’t tell me that you don’t want a love prefer Johnny and June’s.
Heidi Newfield’s track “Johnny and also June” around sums the up for me. What around you?