Corty Byron: Live at Lancaster County Prison

Photographer: Press photos

For as long as Corty Byron has been making his rounds at bars and venues in the region – even going as far out as California – the man has performed more than his fair share of Johnny Cash tunes. And he’s not alone. Many a barroom crooner has livened up a Friday night with a rousing rendition of “Ring of Fire” or “Folsom Prison Blues,” an why wouldn’t they? They’re great songs, and crowds love to hear them.

Today, however, Byron will have a unique opportunity to put a notch in his performer’s belt that few entertainers have pulled off since the Man in Black. In a collaboration with Lancaster Unity – a community organization formed in September that aims to promote community involvement and volunteerism – and Have a Heart for Persons in the Criminal Justice System (Have a Heart for short) – an alliance of community organizations committed to positive change within Lancaster County criminal justice system – Byron will have his own Folsom Prison moment (and San Quentin Prison, and Tennessee State Prison, and…) as he performs a live performance at the Lancaster County Prison. According to posts on the Facebook pages for Lancaster Unity and Have a Heart, the Corty Byron Acoustic Band will perform two sets in the prison’s gymnasium this evening, playing for female inmates from 6:15-7pm and for male inmates from 7:15-8pm.

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Watch a clip of Johnny Cash playing at the San Quentin Prison



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Mike McMonagle is a late-to-bed guy who tries daily to be an early riser. He drinks coffee, beer, whiskey and water regularly. He moonlights as a singer/songwriter by the name of Mike McMonagle. He makes photos sometimes, usually of his cat, or of puddles. Mike is the former digital editor for Fly; he left in 2015.

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