Friday, November 5, 2021
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Garde Arts Center
One of the country’s pre-eminent singer/songwriters, Rosanne Cash has released 15 albums of extraordinary songs that have earned four GRAMMY Awards and nominations for 11 more. She is also an author whose four books include the best-selling memoir Composed, which the Chicago Tribune called “one of the best accounts of an American life you’ll likely ever read.” Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, the Oxford-American, the Nation, and many more publications. In addition to continual worldwide touring, Cash has partnered in programming or served as artist-in-residence at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, San Francisco Jazz, the Minnesota Orchestra, and The Library of Congress.
She was awarded the SAG/AFTRA Lifetime Achievement award for Sound Recordings in 2012 and received the 2014 Smithsonian Ingenuity Award in the Performing Arts. She was chosen as a Perspective Series artist at Carnegie Hall and hosted four concerts during their 2015/16 season, and she continues her association as Creative Partner through the 2017/18 season.
In 2015, she was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.
On “The River and the Thread,” a collaboration with husband/co-writer/producer and arranger John Leventhal, Cash evokes a kaleidoscopic examination of the geographic, emotional, musical, and historic landscape of the American South. The album garnered impressive worldwide acclaim and she received 3 Grammy Awards for it in 2015.
Her most recent album is She Remembers Everything (Nov. 2018), hailed by Rolling Stone as a “master class in channeling life into song.” It received a 2020 Grammy nomination for the song CROSSING TO JERUSALEM. Rosanne has just released 2 new songs recorded during the pandemic and inspired by these tumultuous times, Crawl Into the Promised Land and The Killing Fields. A limited-edition 7″ vinyl “45” is available with all proceeds going to The Arkansas Peace and Justice Memorial Movement.
Rosanne Cash (born May 24, 1955, in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American singer and songwriter. She is the oldest daughter of Johnny Cash and his first wife, Vivian Liberto, born shortly before the release of her father’s first single. She is also the stepdaughter of June Carter Cash and the stepsister of country singer Carlene Carter.
Cash released her first single in 1979, a duet with Bobby Bare called “We Don’t Need No Memories Hangin’ ‘Round”. Two years later, she had her first country No. 1 (and the biggest commercial hit of her career), “Seven Year Ache”. Although Cash was a prominent country star throughout the ’80s, alongside fellow decade-defining artists Emmylou Harris, Juice Newton, and Dolly Parton, her music was anything but traditional: She topped the charts with songs written not only by herself, but by her father (“Tennessee Flat Top Box”), John Hiatt (“The Way We Make a Broken Heart”), Tom Petty (“Never Be You”) and The Beatles (“I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party”), “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me”, which won her a Grammy in 1985, and “It’s Such A Small World”, a 1987 duet with Rodney Crowell on his album Diamonds & Dirt, provided further hits. A sampling of these songs and more are included on the compilation Hits 1979-1989. In 1979, she married Rodney Crowell, who was to produce most of her hit records. Their stormy marriage lasted until 1992; its break-up is chronicled in Cash’s Interiors and in Crowell’s album Life Is Messy. Cash later married John Leventhal, who produced her albums The Wheel, 10 Song Demo, Rules of Travel, and Black Cadillac.
To date, Cash has had more than twenty top 40 country singles, including eleven chart-toppers, but none since 1990, and she has left Nashville in both spirit and body to pursue her artistic vision. Although she had recorded all of her hits for Columbia Records’ Nashville division, she released 10 Song Demo for the pop division of Capitol. Cash resurfaced in 2003 with Rules of Travel. The album features guest appearances by Sheryl Crow and Steve Earle, as well as a tune penned by Joe Henry and The Wallflowers’ Jakob Dylan. Cash’s latest album, entitled Black Cadillac, was released by Capitol Records in January 2006 to critical acclaim. Many of the songs were written by Cash and address the losses (within a 24-month span) of her step-mother, her father, her step-sister (Rosey Nix Adams), and then finally her mother on Cash’s fiftieth birthday.