‘Johnny Cash Experience’ returns to Scranton with free concert to honor veterans


SCRANTON — A free performance of “David Stone: The Johnny Cash Experience” will give people an opportunity to listen to and learn about the music of Johnny Cash at 7:30 pm. Friday, Nov. 10. Sponsored by the Lackawanna County Commissioners, it will be held at the Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College.

The event is free and open to the public, but donations to support the Scranton Veterans Memorial Park Monument will be accepted.

The mission of “David Stone: The Johnny Cash Experience” is simple: to be an accurate, note-for-note, authentic representation of The Johnny Cash Show and offer audiences an opportunity to learn about the late country legend, covering his early rockabilly years with Sun Records and the birth of Rock and Roll, his professional and personal partnership with June Carter and the Folsom Prison concert era.

During the show, Stone relates the stories of the life of one of the country’s most beloved entertainers in an effort to share Cash’s work with a new generation of fans too young to have known the real thing in its zenith, and at the same time keep Cash’s memory alive for generations of fans who remember the performer.

“David Stone: The Johnny Cash Experience” is the only Johnny Cash tribute to be selected by the State of California (even over Cash’s original band) to play the 40th anniversary commemorative concert at San Quentin State Prison on Feb. 24, 2009, celebrating the historic performance of Johnny Cash at the facility in 1969.

Stone is a Philadelphia born singer/songwriter who has been singing the songs of Johnny Cash nearly all of his life. Inspired by the Man in Black’s ABC television show as a young boy, Stone learned to play guitar and sing in Cash’s unique style. Stone’s rendition of Johnny Cash observes a strict authenticity and dignity in conveying the music that made Johnny Cash an icon of American music.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Bob Savakinus at 570-885-1384 or email rsavrobert@aol.com.