In the same sense that it takes a village to raise a child, it appears that it takes a crowd to tell the story of Johnny Cash. At least that’s the case with the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s production of Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash.
What could be better than a night with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra doing Stephen Foster classics? Uh, how about when they’re joined by the likes of Rosanne Cash, Cincinnati’s own Over the Rhine, Dom Flemons and Aoife O’Donovan?
If Frank Black had a fever dream about his personal Last Waltz, with a guest lineup that included Pere Ubu, Talking Heads, Dirty Projectors and TV on the Radio, his dreamscape soundtrack would sound a lot like Landlady.