ROSANNE CASH PERFORMS AT TOWN HALL IN NYC ON MARCH 18

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Rosanne Cash
Blue Note Records

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 31

CASH GUESTS ON WNYC’S “THE LEONARD LOPATE SHOW” TODAY

ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE AT METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART ON FEBRUARY 22 CELEBRATES “EARLY AMERICAN GUITARS: THE INSTRUMENTS OF C.F. MARTIN” EXHIBIT

THE RIVER & THE THREAD, CASH’S NEW ALBUM, IS NO. 1 AT AMERICANA RADIO


Rosanne Cash – currently on tour in support of her new album, The River & The Thread (Blue Note Records) – will play a hometown show at New York City’s Town Hall on Tuesday, March 18, at 8 p.m. Tickets for the Bowery Presents concert, which will feature Cash’s full band, will go on sale this Friday, January 31. For additional details, visit rosannecash.com/tour.

The award-winning singer-songwriter will appear today on WNYC’s “The Leonard Lopate Show,” which airs at noon on 93.9FM and AM 820 and will be rebroadcast at midnight on 93.9FM. She will also appear on the public radio show “Q With Jian Ghomeshi” (January 30) and NPR’s “The Takeaway” (February 21).

Cash will perform on “CBS Saturday” on February 8. She and her husband, producer/guitarist John Leventhal, will give a special acoustic performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on February 22. The program will celebrate the exhibition “Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin” and feature guest guitar maker and guitar player Wayne Henderson, a National Heritage Award recipient. The couple will also be joined by long-time friend and playing partner Larry Campbell, a guitarist/multi-instrumentalist.

The River & The Thread is now No. 1 at Americana radio – after only four weeks at the format. It debuted at No. 11 on The Billboard 200 last week, becoming Cash’s highest-charting album yet, and bowed at No. 1 on the Folk Albums chart. The River & The Thread shot to No. 1 on Amazon.com’s Best Sellers in Music chart after “CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood” aired this profile of Cash. She also appeared recently on “Late Show with David Letterman and “The Katie Couric Show” and was profiled by The New York Times Magazine.

“[The River & The Thread] paints a beautiful and complex portrait of the American South, seen through the eyes of a prodigal daughter come home,” said TIME.  “Cash comes full circle as a storyteller and singer of exceptional grace and grit. It’s among her finest work in a 35-year career, assured and at ease, and one of 2014’s first great albums,” observed The Boston Globe. USA Today awarded TThe River & The Thread four stars while Associated Press noted, “the 11 songs blend Tennessee flattop twang with gospel, the blues, and even hints of jazz while building a bridge from Dust Bowl ballads to Dusty Springfield pop.”

The album features appearances by Cory Chisel, Rodney Crowell, Amy Helm, Kris Kristofferson, Allison Moorer, John Prine, Derek Trucks, John Paul White (The Civil Wars), Tony Joe White and Gabe Witcher (The Punch Brothers). Cash wrote the album’s 11 original songs with John Leventhal, who also served as producer, arranger and guitarist. The album follows 2009’s The List, which was nominated for two GRAMMY® Awards and won the Americana Music Award for Album of the Year.

Cash was born in Memphis and raised in California. She has recorded 15 albums, including 1981’s Seven Year Ache and 1987’s King’s Record Shop – both certified Gold. Rosanne has charted 21 Top 40 country singles, 11 of which climbed to No. 1. She has received 12 GRAMMY nominations, winning in 1985. Cash has also published four books, including her 2010 bestselling memoir, Composed. Her essays and fiction have appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, New York magazine and the Oxford American, among others.