The eldest daughter of country music icon Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash carries on the family legacy in the best way possible: with her own unique voice and approach, and a timeless and supremely poetic mixture of country, folk, gospel, pop, blues, Americana and jazz. Along with husband and songwriting partner John Leventhal, Cash summons the spirit of the American South in all its rich history, heartache, joy, and humanity.
Cash and John Leventhal will perform at the University of the South at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 5, in Guerry Auditorium. Advance tickets are available from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays in Guerry Hall, room 129. Tickets for the public are $20; payment can be by cash or check made out to the Sewanee Performing Arts Series. Tickets are free for University students, faculty, and staff with Sewanee ID. Please call (931) 598-1225 with questions about tickets.
Cash’s newest album, “She Remembers Everything,” is a poetic and soulful collection of songs that reckon with a flawed and fragile world. It follows Cash’s triple-Grammy winning 2014 album The River & the Thread and marks a return to more personal songwriting after a trio of albums that explored her southern roots and family heritage. “There is a woman’s real life, complex experiences and layered understanding in these songs,” Cash said. “I could not have written them 10 years ago—not even close. Time is shorter, I have more to say.”
The concert is possible thanks to funding from the Performing Arts Series and the Stowe Family Endowment for Traditional Music.