Rosanne Cash - Sunday, May 06 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 6, 7:00 PM
at the Rio Theatre
Doors: 6:00 PM
“The songs she has written over the past three decades… have been defined by their focus and integrity.” — The New York Times
More than a country music icon, Rosanne Cash is America’s foremost musical woman of letters, a singularly literate artist whose poignant vocals turn every song into a revelatory tale. At the peak of her interpretive powers, she’s still riding high from the 2009 release of The List, an album distilled from a list of 100 essential country songs given to her at 18 by her father, the legendary Johnny Cash. Her latest release, aptly titled The Essential Rosanne Cash (Sony Music) is a 36-song collection hand selected by Rosanne that definitively covers her 30 years of recording. Since her 1980 album debut with Right or Wrong, Rosanne has blazed a brilliant trail, landing nearly a dozen #1 singles, blurring the genres of country, rock, roots and pop, while earning 10 Grammy nominations and a Best Female Country Vocal Performance Grammy Award in 1985 for “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me.” Her highly personal— yet universally appealing—writing style is also manifest in her parallel prose career. She’s also generated an acclaimed volume of short stories, Bodies of Water, a fascinating memoir, Composed and a children’s book, Penelope Jane: A Fairy’s Tale. Her essays and fiction have appeared in various collections and publications, including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, The Oxford American and New York Magazine. Whether she’s writing prose or lyrics, Cash is a natural born storyteller who cuts to the bone. For this date expect an overview of her essential hits, with husband and guitarist John Leventhal to accompany.