Scott B. Bomar

Johnny Cash at Folsom & San Quentin:
Photographs by Jim Marshall

Introduction by Marty Stuart
Edited by Amelia Davis
Text by Scott B. Bomar



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A powerful portrait of a legendary musician by a legendary photographer

Carefully curated with full access to the Jim Marshall Archive, this powerful oversize volume offers the definitive view of Johnny Cash's prison concerts at Folsom in 1968 and San Quentin in 1969. Jim Marshall was the only official photographer present, and was granted unlimited access.

From rehearsing with the band, to arriving off the bus outside the imposing prison walls, to shaking hands with prisoners and performing until sweat dripped down his forehead, Marshall captured the passion, authority and intimacy of Cash's legendary penitentiary performances. Johnny Cash was one of Jim Marshall's favorite subjects, something that is evident in his Folsom and San Quentin photographs. This body of work showcases some of the most arresting photographs of the country music star ever taken.


Scott talks with Amelia Davis and Marty Stuart about Johnny Cash: