February 26, 2014
Doors at 7:00 pm
Show at 8:00 pm
STG Presents Rosanne Cash at the Moore Theatre in Seattle on Wednesday, February 26, 2014.
Singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash and her band’s new show celebrates the release of her much anticipated new album, The River and the Thread.
The River and the Thread (January 2014, Blue Note Records) is a collection of new original songs that connect and re-connect Rosanne to the American South, the place of her birth and the home of her ancestors.
Rosanne follows her acclaimed Grammy nominated and award winning album The List (2009) with her own poetic survey of places and people of The South on these beautiful and varied songs written with her collaborator, musical director and husband, John Leventhal.
"THE SOUL AND RICHNESS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE MUSIC OF THE SOUTH RESONATES IN A PARTICULAR WAY FOR ALL OF US. IT'S A DEEP CONNECTION," says Rosanne.
From the Library of Congress Press Release About the Premiere and Residency: One of the most compelling figures in popular music, with a body of work encompassing country, rock, roots and pop influences, Rosanne Cash inherited a reverence for song and profound artistry - and an equal duty to find insights of her own. The oldest daughter of country music icon Johnny Cash and stepdaughter of June Carter Cash of the legendary Carter Family, she holds a lineage rooted in the very beginning of American country music, with its deep cultural and historical connections to the South. Over a three-decade career she has responded to this heritage with 15 albums of extraordinary songs that have earned a GRAMMYT Award and nominations for 12 more, the Americana Honors and Awards' Album of the Year Award, and 21 top-40 hits, including 11 No. 1 singles. Her four books include the best-selling memoir "Composed." In recent seasons, Cash has appeared in concerts and talks at the Spoleto Festival, Toronto's Luminato festival and the Festival of Arts and Ideas, and partnered in programming collaborations with the Minnesota Orchestra, Lincoln Center and San Francisco Jazz.
In "The River and the Thread," Cash evokes the "bittersweet stories of people and places of the South," in a kaleidoscopic examination of its geographic, emotional and historic landscape. "I went back to where I was born, and these songs started arriving in me," she has said. "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 . 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."
Written with her longtime collaborator, producer, guitarist and husband John Leventhal, the album reflects journeys through the Southern states, with stops at William Faulkner's house; Dockery Farms, the plantation where Howlin' Wolf and Charley Patton worked and sang; her father's boyhood home in Dyess, Arkansas; the Sun Records Studio in Memphis; and the Mississippi Delta, with its memories of the birth of the Civil Rights era and the haunting gravesite of the great bluesman Robert Johnson.