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Rosanne Cash

Rosanne Cash is a Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and author. Over the last twenty years she’s released eleven albums which have earned her several #1 hits. Her newest record Black Cadillac, comes out in January of 2006. She wrote the twelve-song musical memoir over the roughly two years in which she lost her father Johnny Cash, her stepmother June Carter Cash, and her mother Vivian Liberto Cash Distin. She’s also an accomplished writer, her essays and fiction have appeared in the New York Times and Rolling Stone and she has published a children’s book and book of short stories.

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Older Musicians Would Like Some Royalties, Too

Friday, October 17, 2014

Right now, songs recorded before 1972 don’t get the same royalties as newer songs. Rosanne Cash says that’s not fair to aging artists.

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Rosanne Cash: Following The River, The Thread, And The Road Home

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Hear the country music legend play songs from her acclaimed new album, The River & The Thread, which will surely be one of year's best country and Americana albums.

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Rosanne Cash On 'The River And The Thread'; Music Maps; Hip-Hop Paintings

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

In this episode: Rosanne Cash’s new album, The River And The Thread, takes inspiration from a series of trips down to Dyess, Arkansas, to help restore her father Johnny Cash’s childhood home. Those trips gave Cash and her husband and songwriting partner, John Levanthal, an opportunity to explore Highway 61 and conjure up the old South in their new songs. Hear Cash and Levanthal perform live in the Soundcheck studio.

Then: If you’ve been on Buzzfeed or Facebook recently, you’ve probably seen the article “This Map Shows Every State’s Favorite Band.” It’s interesting for two reasons: One, it’s surprising that in the era of global superstars and digital connectedness there are still regional differences in music taste. And two: it isn’t remotely what the map’s creator, Paul Lamere, was trying to show.

And: British artist Amar Stewart talks about his series of paintings that portray hip-hop stars like Biggie, Questlove and Mary J. Blige as royals -- 17th century royals.

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Rosanne Cash on Seeking Inspiration

Friday, February 21, 2014

Rosanne Cash just released her first new album in four years, called "The River and the Thread." Seeking the inspiration for truly great songwriting, beyond Grammy's, pop hits and genre classics, has been a lifelong journey for Cash. The inspiration for her latest album came from a trip back to the South, which put her back in touch with her roots. Rosanne Cash discusses the process she went through to breathe life into her new music—and what she learned about herself along the way.

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Guest Picks: Rosanne Cash

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Rosanne Cash was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about her new album, "The River & The Thread." She also told us about belonging to a sewing circle, and shared her favorite, classic Southern comfort food. 

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Rosanne Cash on "The River & the Thread"

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Rosanne Cash talks about her new album, “The River & the Thread,” her first since 2009. Cash wrote the album’s 11 original songs with her longtime collaborator (and husband) John Leventhal, who also served as producer, arranger and guitarist. Cash found inspiration in the many musical styles associated with the South – swampy Delta blues, gospel, Appalachian folk, country and rock, to name a few – to create this completely contemporary collection.

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Shine a Light

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Rosanne Cash fills in for Leonard. She’ll speak with neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux about the underlying brain mechanisms that make us feel emotions. Musician Mike Doughty discusses the cost of his rise to prominence. Adriana Trigiani talks about her novel The Shoemaker’s Wife. And physics professor Lisa Randall tells us about the search for the elusive Higgs boson.

Rosanne Cash: Composed

Monday, November 01, 2010

Rosanne Cash talks about growing up as the child of country legend Johnny Cash, and of her relationships with her mother and her famous stepmother: June Carter Cash. Her memoir Composed is her account of her artistic development, recording her first album, and working her way to success. She talks about her marriages, the country music establishment, taking a new direction in her music, leaving Nashville to move to New York, and her process of songwriting.

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Rosanne Cash is 'Composed'

Friday, August 13, 2010

"At the heart of all real country music lies family, lies a devotion to exploring the bonds of blood ties, both in performance and in songwriting," Rosanne Cash writes in her new memoir, "Composed." Those themes of bonds of family and blood ties run deep in the book, just as they do in her music.

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EXCERPT: 'Composed,' by Rosanne Cash

Friday, August 13, 2010

CHAPTER ONE

I was born in Memphis, Tennessee on May 24, 1955, a month before my dad’s first record, “Cry, Cry, Cry,” was released on Sun Records.  My mother had only two dresses that fit her in late pregnancy, she told me, and in her final month, during the most summerlike of the sultry late spring days in East Memphis, she would sit on the steps of the front porch and eat an entire washbasin of cherry tomatoes. It was her one craving.  On the afternoon of May 24, my mother went to her regular appointment with her obstetrician, who examined her and told her to go straight to the hospital. “This baby is going to be born today,” he said. I was born after only four hours of labor, at eight o’clock that evening.  My mother later told me that the loneliest feeling she had ever felt was when she was wheeled through the double doors of the hospital maternity ward to give birth and looked back to see my dad standing forlornly in the waiting room. He paced and smoked for the next four hours while she labored alone and chewed on a wet washcloth when the pains overtook her; she always spoke with great resentment about the fact that she was given a damp washcloth to suck and then left alone in a hospital room.  She was awake for the entire four hours of labor and given nothing for pain, and then put to sleep for the actual birth. It all sounded like a mean-spirited, medieval exercise in physical endurance and emotional isolation. Her accounts of it were so cinematic and full of emotion that I grew up terrified of the prospect of childbirth.  I had very few fantasies about having children or being a mother, because I could not get past the specter of childbirth, which seemed almost a horrible end in itself, with something only vague and indefinable on the other side of it. The fact that I eventually did bear four children, delivered both “naturally” and with pain medication, never really lessened my fear. 

 

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Rosanne Cash: Composed

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Rosanne Cash talks about growing up as the child of country legend Johnny Cash, and of her relationships with her mother and her famous stepmother: June Carter Cash. Her memoir Composed is her account of her artistic development, recording her first album, and working her way to success. She talks about her marriages, the country music establishment, taking a new direction in her music, leaving Nashville to move to New York, and her process of songwriting.

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Roseanne Cash Debuts The List

Friday, October 16, 2009

Singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash gave a world premiere performance of songs from her new CD The List, a collection of songs from a list given to her by her father, the great Johnny Cash.

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Rosanne Cash's List

Friday, September 25, 2009

When she was 18, Rosanne Cash's father Johnny gave her a list of "100 Essential Country Songs" she had to learn. Now decades after she was handed that sheet of yellow legal paper from the man in black, those tunes are the basis for her new album, ...

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Bonus Track: “Long Black Veil”

Friday, September 25, 2009

From Rosanne Cash’s new album The List (EMI).

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Rosanne Cash and "The List"

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

In the early 1970s, country legend Johnny Cash gave his daughter Rosanne a list of "100 essential country songs" that included tunes from Jimmie Rodgers, Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan, and Cash himself. Her upcoming album, The List, pays tribute to that study guide (with a little help from Elvis Costello, ...

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Live From The Greene Space

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Children inherit more than genes and mannerisms from their parents -- especially when those parents are musicians. Today, Rosanne Cash debuts The List, an album that explores songs handed down to her by her father, the late country legend Johnny Cash. And: the daughter of another musical dynasty, singer-songwriter Bebel ...

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Soundcheck Live Broadcast with Rosanne Cash

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

2:00 PM

Singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash gives a world premiere performance of songs from her new CD The List, a collection of songs from a list given to her by her father, the great Johnny Cash.

Rosanne Cash & Mark O'Connor Live

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

For her, he was a father. For him, he was a boyhood hero. For the nation, he was an icon. Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash and composer and violinist Mark O'Connor join us to talk about how Johnny Cash has inspired their musical collaboration. And they will play live.

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Rosanne Cash and Mark O'Connor

Thursday, June 19, 2008

For her, he was a father. For him, he was a boyhood hero. For the nation, he was an icon. Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash and composer and violinist Mark O'Connor join us to talk about how Johnny Cash has inspired their musical collaboration. And they will play live.

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Hear all of Rosanne Cash's songs

Friday, August 04, 2006

Hear some songs by Rosanne Cash.

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