Rosanne Cash gets "Composed"
Friday, July 9, 2010
– Rosanne Cash's new memoir, "Composed," will be out Aug. 18. The book is full of personal recollections and anecdotes and comes on the heels of last year's CD "The List."
Cash writes about her own upbringing in Southern California with a father, Johnny Cash, who was often absent, and at the time struggling with drugs, and about her relationships with her mother, Vivian Liberto, and later, her stepmother, June Carter Cash. She writes about her teenage years and a hilarious stint working for Columbia Records in London; recording her first album; gradually working her way to chart-topping success and what that notoriety cost her; her marriage to Rodney Crowell, a union that made them Nashville's premier couple at the time; taking a new direction in her music and leaving Nashville for New York, moving there permanently in 1991; the process of songwriting; her life-changing ordeal with brain surgery; balancing her roles as recording artist and mother to five children; dealing with the painful loss of her parents; and the fulfillment she has found with her husband, the Grammy Award-winning producer and musician John Leventhal.
Cash has recorded 14 albums charting 21 Top 40 country singles, 11 of which made it to number 1 and 2 gold records. She has received 10 Grammy nominations - winning in 1985 - and was nominated this year for Sea of Heartbreak, a duet with Bruce Springsteen on "The List."
Tour dates are:
Aug. 10 - New York Barnes & Noble Union Square
Aug. 11 - Washington, DC Synagogue @ 6th
Aug. 12 - Philadelphia Free Library
Aug. 13 - Raleigh, NC Meredith College
Aug. 14 - Atlanta Sam's Club-Clairmont Rd
Aug. 14 - Decatur, GA Agnes Scott College
Aug. 16 - Los Angeles Saban Theater
Aug. 17 - Torrance, CA Borders
Aug. 18 - San Rafael, CA Dominican University
Aug. 19 - Portland, OR Bagdad Theater
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She Remembers Everything
Rosanne Cash's "She Remembers Everything" kicks off with "The Only Thing Worth Fighting For," which features the opening line, "Waking up is harder than it seems." This admission foreshadows a mostly joyless collection of songs. (If) she remembers everything, well, here's to forgetting.
Another entry, "8 Gods of Harlem," comes along two songs later and features Kris Kristofferson and Elvis Costello helping Cash sing about a boy killed by gun violence. »»»
The River & The Thread
On her first album since 2009's "The List," Cash takes a journey back home down the rivers of music, memory, loss, and longing that run in cascading shoals through Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. Produced and arranged by husband John Leventhal, who also plays guitar on the record and co-wrote the songs, the album also features an all-star cast of backing musicians and singers, including Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Amy Helm and Tony Joe White.
Leventhal's funky slide »»»
The Essential Rosanne Cash
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.
Impressive in terms of both size and scope, this 36-song collection rises to the top of the hits compilation heap because it covers Cash's entire career. The set starts with the tender acoustic »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
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. »»»
Concert Review: Sweeney maintains her musical integrity
Sunny Sweeney has gone the big label route and even earned a hit with "From a Table Away," but truth be told, she's better off without the baggage of the bigs, especially given the consistent quality and musical vision that was so clearly and admirably on display on this evening.
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The fan walked away mighty impressed -based on her comments - and it was easy to see why.... »»»
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