Rosanne Cash receives interview treatment at AMA
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
– Rosanne Cash will be the subject of the Americana Music Association's Festival and Conference 2009 Keynote Interview. The interview, conducted by author/journalist Michael Streissguth, will take place Thursday, Sept. 17.
Cash is releasing The List, a collection of cover songs culled from more than 100 classics she was encouraged to explore by her father, Johnny Cash, when she was 18 years-old.
Guests on the CD include Bruce Springsteen (Sea of Heartbreak), Elvis Costello (Heartaches by the Number), Jeff Tweedy (Long Black Veil) and Rufus Wainwright (Silver Wings).
Interviewer Michael Streissguth's latest book, "Always Been There: Rosanne Cash, The List and the Spirit of Southern Music" (DaCapo Press), chronicles the making of "The List," providing readers with a look behind the scenes of the album's creation through in-depth interviews with Cash and husband/producer John Leventhal in the studio, at home and on tour.
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Many top country artists have multiple greatest hits/best of/very best/super hits type collections and Roseanne Cash is certainly no exception. It's very rare that any single collection stands apart from the crowd, but that's exactly what this new Columbia/Legacy two-CD set accomplishes.
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When Rosanne Cash was 18 years old (and primarily interested in rock music) her father, Johnny Cash, gave her a list of 100 essential country and western songs, which included everything from Jimmie Rodgers to Bob Dylan, and now her 12th studio album contains Rosanne's version of 12 of those essentials.
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When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
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Laura Cantrell may never be a country star. Not at this stage of her career when she's 50, touring here and there and releasing new music every few years or so. But five albums in, Cantrell continues as a warm, enjoyable and worthy purveyor of her brand of country.
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