Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal
"What is it about Rosanne Cash? Where does she get her uncanny power to cast a spell on those of us susceptible?...She transcends to multiple music genres with emotional power and can literally mesmerize you with her voice and lyrics.” - Ron Rosenbaum, Slate
If you love Rosanne Cash, singer/songwriters as a whole or heartfelt female performances - then don't miss this concert! Her most recent work, The River and the Thread, recognized for it's excellence with 3 Grammy Wins!. Cash has taken her authentic style, connected with her muse and risen to that challenge of creating some of the finest music in her extraordinary career.
The recording includes eleven original songs written by Rosanne and her longtime collaborator—and husband—John Leventhal, who also served as producer, arranger, and guitarist. The River & The Thread evokes the American South’s rich landscape—physical, musical, and emotional—and examines the indelible impressions it’s made on our collective culture and on Rosanne, who was born in Memphis, Tennessee.
The songs portray a multigenerational cast of characters—from a Civil War soldier off to fight in Virginia, to a New Deal-era farmer in Arkansas, to a present-day couple in Alabama. While Rosanne and John were inspired by the many musical styles associated with the South—Delta blues, gospel, Appalachian folk, country, rock, and others—the resulting collection of songs is contemporary. Rosanne, who has just been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, has recorded fifteen albums and has charted twenty-one top forty country singles, eleven of which reached number one. A Chicago Tribune reviewer describes Composed, her 2010 memoir, as “one of the best accounts of an American life you will likely ever read.”
Her live performances are beautiful and haunting. Audiences are being captivated all over the country along the tour and seeing her in the intimate atmosphere, with the incredible acoustics of The Fox is sure to be an evening to remember.
The evolution of this best-selling author and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter (with hits to her credit like Seven Year Ache, Black Cadillac and Runaway Train) began with a project to restore the boyhood home of Rosanne’s late father, Johnny. After a couple of visits to the Dyess, Arkansas, house, Rosanne decided that road trips on the iconic Highway 61 and other pathways heading south were in order. With this concert, “Cash comes full circle as a storyteller and singer of exceptional grace and grit, presenting a stirring evening of emotionally rendered work that is not to be missed." (Boston Globe)