Bitter Tears by Antonio D'Ambrosio
Artwork by Shepard Fairy

45 years ago, Johnny Cash released his most controversial album Bitter Tears, a dive into Native American history inspired by both the possibility of his own Cherokee heritage and his advocacy of Native American rights. On top of its political implication, the album is known to have influenced Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Tomorrow at the Makeout Room (7pm, $8 presale tickets) will be an evening in celebration of Antonino D’Ambrosio’s newest work and the previously untold story, A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears.

D’Ambrosio will be reading before live performances from Tiny Television, Yard Sale, Billy and Dolly, and an after-party with DJ Foodcourt & Pals.