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Rosanne Cash Plays Hometown Show at Town Hall Tonight

March 18th, 2014

She may be Johnny Cash’s daughter but the reason anyone knows Rosanne Cash’s name is because she’s prodigiously talented at singing and songwriting. She’s been a critical and commercial success for several decades, and while Cash is most known for country, her music also touches on blues, folk and rock. She’s recently released her first album of original songs in eight years—2009’s The List (stream it below), covered 12 country classics (pared down from a list of 100 essential songs her father had given her when she was 18). Her husband, singer-guitarist-producer John Leventhal, cowrote and produced the the new LP, The River & the Thread (stream it below), which arrived earlier this year to some considerable acclaim. Paste says, “It is a lovely quilt of musicality, braiding blues, folk, Appalachia, rock and old-timey country; this is balm for lost souls, alienated creatures seeking their core truths and intellectuals who love the cool mist of vespers in the hearts of people they may never encounter.” While the L.A. Times suggests “it’s an album we’ll be looking at in December when it’s time to single out the most powerful works of 2014.” Her tour in support of it brings Rosanne Cash (above, playing “The Sunken Lands” with Leventhal for KCRW FM) home to perform the album tonight at Town Hall.