GRAMMY Award winning singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash will perform in concert at Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University, 4602 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208 on Friday, September 26th, 2014, at 8:00pm. Cash is on tour supporting her latest album entitled, The River & The Thread (released January 14th, 2014). [view a video trailer of The River & The Thread here]
Rosanne Cash has charted 21 Top 40 country singles, including 11 Number Ones and received a GRAMMY Award in 1985 in the Best Country Vocal Performance, Female category for her song I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me. She has 12 GRAMMY Award nominations to her credit.
With The River & The Thread, Cash has added the next chapter to a remarkable period of creativity. Her last two albums, Black Cadillac (2006) and The List (2009), were both nominated for GRAMMY Awards; The List—an exploration of essential songs as selected and given to Rosanne by her father, Johnny Cash—was also named Album of the Year by the Americana Music Association.
Cash wrote all of the new album’s songs with her longtime collaborator (and husband) John Leventhal, who also served as producer, arranger, and guitarist. Featuring a long list of guests—from young guns like John Paul White (The Civil Wars) and Derek Trucks to such legends as John Prine and Tony Joe White—The River & The Thread is a kaleidoscopic examination of the geographic, emotional, and historic landscape of the American South. The album’s unique sound, which draws from country, blues, gospel, and rock, reflects the soulful mix of music that traces its history to the region.
“When we started forming the idea for this record,” says Cash, “it felt like it was going to be the third part of a trilogy—with Black Cadillac mapping out a territory of mourning and loss and then The List, celebrating my family’s musical legacy. I feel this record ties past and present together through all those people and places in the South I knew and thought I had left behind.”
“I went back to where I was born, and these songs started arriving in me,” says Cash. “All these things happened that made me feel a deeper connection to the South than I ever had. We started finding these great stories, and the melodies that went with those experiences.” [from Rosanne Cash biography]
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Friday, September 26th, 2014
Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University
4602 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Doors: 6:30pm / Show: 8:00pm
Learn more about Rosanne Cash’s musical legacy by taking part in a pre-performance discussion with Steven Stolen, Host of WFYI 90.1’s Stolen Moments, at 7:15pm in the Krannert Room. The discussion is free with a paid ticket to the event.