ROSANNE CASH NOMINATED FOR THREE AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS – ALBUM OF THE YEAR (THE RIVER & THE THREAD), ARTIST OF THE YEAR AND SONG OF THE YEAR (“A FEATHER’S NOT A BIRD”)

05.13.14
Rosanne Cash

THE GRAMMY®-WINNING ARTIST IS ALSO NOMINATED FOR NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME

CASH MAKES HER RETURN TO MEMPHIS WITH FREE JUNE 14 CONCERT AT HISTORIC LEVITT SHELL

TOUR INCLUDES AUGUST 9 HEADLINE SHOW AT AMERICANAFEST NYC, PART OF LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS FREE SUMMER FESTIVAL, OCTOBER 2 CONCERT AT UCLA’S ROYCE HALL AND OCTOBER 5 PERFORMANCE AT SAN FRANCISCO’S HARDLY STRICTLY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

CASH GUESTS ON “PARK BENCH,” THE NEW AOL ORIGINALS WEB SERIES WITH STEVE BUSCEMI, NPR’S “MOUNTAIN STAGE,” WBEZ’S “SOUND OPINIONS” AND “WTF WITH MARC MARON” PODCAST


Rosanne Cash has received a trio of Americana Honors & Awards 2014 nominations:  Album of the Year (for The River & The Thread), Artist of the Year and Song of the Year (for “A Feather’s Not A Bird”). The nominations were announced yesterday by the Americana Music Association. Presented by Nissan, the Americana Honors & Awards will be held at historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN on September 17, 2014 (as part of the Americana Music Festival - September 17-21, 2014 at venues throughout Music City). Cash was the recipient of the Album of the Year award at the 2010 Americana Honors & Awards for 2009’s The List. Rosanne was also recently nominated for the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Her new album, The River & The Thread (Blue Note Records), debuted in January 2014 at No. 11 on The Billboard 200 (becoming Cash’s highest-charting album yet) and at No. 1 on the Folk Albums chart. Cash wrote the album’s 11 original songs with John Leventhal, who also served as producer, arranger and guitarist. The River & The Thread topped the Americana radio chart for 11 weeks and was hailed as “the work of a lifetime” by Newsweek. “It’s an album we’ll be looking at in December when it’s time to single out the most powerful works of 2014,” said the Los Angeles Times and The Oxford American pronounced it “the best music of her career.” TIME observed, “[The River & The Thread] paints a beautiful and complex portrait of the American South, seen through the eyes of a prodigal daughter come home.”  

Cash was born in Memphis, TN, raised in Southern California and is a longtime New York City resident. On June 14, she’ll return to Memphis for a special free concert celebrating The River & The Thread (and the connection many of the songs have to the city) at the historic Levitt Shell. The venue – formerly known as the Overton Park Shell – was the site of Elvis Presley’s first professional public performance in 1954. It was also where Rosanne’s father, Johnny Cash, played his first big Memphis show, coinciding with the release of his Sun Records debut in 1955. The Mike Curb Institute for Music at Rhodes College is co-presenting her concert and will host a series of educational events in conjunction with Rosanne’s visit.

She will be one of the first guests on the AOL Originals web series “Park Bench”, a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi. Featuring a mix of surprise celebrity appearances and spontaneous interviews with people on the street, “Park Bench” will convey Steve’s unique relationship with New York and its array of one-of-a-kind characters. It debuts with four episodes this Thursday, May 15, and can be seen HERE. Cash will also appear the podcast “WTF With Marc Maron” and WBEZ’s “Sound Opinions.” View her recent appearance on PBS’ “Tavis Smiley” HERE.

Cash will be touring the U.S. and Europe this summer and has also added a series of fall dates. She will give a special one-hour performance at Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton, WV on July 20, which will air on a future episode of NPR’s “Mountain Stage.” The episode will also feature Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys, Willie Watson and Hurray for the Riff Raff. For additional information, visit MountainStage.org.

On August 9, she will headline a show at Americanafest NYC – presented as part of Lincoln Center Out of Doors in partnership with the Americana Music Association. The concert, which will be held at Damrosch Park Bandshell, will also feature The Lone Bellow and Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale. Fall dates include a performance at the Blues N Roots N BBQ festival in Columbia, MO on September 27, where Avett Brothers, John Prine and Jason Isbell are also performing, a Los Angeles show at UCLA’s Royce Hall on October 2 and a return to San Francisco for the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival on October 5. See below for itinerary or visit RosanneCash.com.

“Whether on page or stage, Cash is a superb storyteller,” said the San Francisco Chronicle in a review of her recent sold-out, four-night stand at the SF JAZZ Center, adding, “Leventhal's guitar work is as much a star of the show as Cash is.” “The music is understated; the ideas are large…Played as a group — the way people used to listen to albums — the [new] songs became a larger cycle: not a narrative but a collection of characters and inquiries, pondering how the past lingers.” said The New York Times’ Jon Pareles in a live review. “Rosanne continues to courageously blow her audiences away with true class and skill,” observed The Guardian, covering her recent London show while The Telegraph noted, “Her songs tackle wide-ranging aspects of the South: Civil War; Depression-era poverty; religion; the Mississippi river; and a specific view of the rest of the world. The spirits of William Faulkner and Robert Johnson hang heavy over them.”

Rosanne will be participating in tributes to Kris Kristofferson, who is being recognized at the PEN New England Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Awards in Boston on June 2, and Donovan, who is being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 12 in New York City. She is also honored to present Andrew Solomon, author of Far From The Tree, with the inaugural Felix Award in Writing at the Extreme Kids & Crew soiree in Brooklyn on May 14. Extreme Kids & Crew combats the stress and isolation faced by children with disabilities and their families through play, arts and movement programming, partnerships with cultural and therapeutic institutions, parent meet-ups and more.

Cash has recorded 15 albums, including 1981’s Seven Year Ache and 1987’s King’s Record Shop – both certified Gold. She 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.

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ROSANNE CASH – NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

May
16 – Lewisburg, PA – Bucknell University +

June
14 – Memphis, TN – Levitt Shell * FREE EVENT
28 – Katonah, NY – Venetian Theater – Caramoor Festival for the Arts *
30 – North Truro, MA – Payomet Performing Arts Center**

July
1 – Edgarton, MA – Flatbread – Martha's Vineyard – benefit to save the Gay Head Lighthouse **
3 – Nantucket, MA – Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center – benefit for Nantucket New School **
5 – Portsmouth, NH – Prescott Park Arts Festival **
6 – Orillia, ON, CAN – Mariposa Folk Festival *
19 – Woodstock, VA – Shenandoah Valley Music Festival **
20 – Princeton, WV – Chuck Mathena Center – NPR’s “Mountain Stage” **

August
9 – New York, NY – Lincoln Center Out of Doors / Damrosch Park/Americanafest NYC * FREE EVENT
19 – Kennett Square, PA – Longwood Gardens *
21 – Geneva, NY – The Smith Center for the Arts +

September
3 – Winona, MN – Page Theater at St. Mary’s University**
5 – St. Paul, MN – O’Shaughnessy Auditorium at College of St. Catherine *
6 – St. Joseph, MN – Escher Auditorium at College of St. Benedict *
12 – South Bend, IN – DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at Notre Dame *
13 – Urbana, IL – Krannert Center at University of Illinois *
25 – Bloomington, IN – Indiana University Auditorium *
26 – Indianapolis, IN @ Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University *
27 – Columbia, MO – Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival * 

October
2 – Los Angeles, CA – UCLA – Royce Hall *
5 – San Francisco, CA – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass *
18 – Poughkeepsie, NY – Bardavon Theater *

November
6 – Princeton, NJ – McCarter Theater **
8 – Hutchinson, KS – Historic Fox Theatre *
13 – Cambridge, MA – Sanders Theatre *
20 – St. Louis, MO – Sheldon Hall **
21 – Stoughton, WI – Stoughton Opera House **

* Rosanne Cash and Band
** Duo performance – Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal
+ Trio performance – Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal and Zev Katz