Rosanne Cash has earned many titles. Singer. Songwriter. Mother. Author. Grammy Award winner. Keeper of her family’s music legacy. The gifted artist appears at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle on Saturday, May 1 at 8PM for a great night of music and conversation during “NPR On Location with Rosanne Cash,” hosted by NPR’s Michele Norris of All Things Considered. Seattle Theatre Group presents this special event – the first and only of its kind – produced by NPR in collaboration with Seattle NPR Member stations KPLU and KUOW, and KOPB in Portland.
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 12 at 10AM. Reserved seats (priced from $35-45) will be available for purchase at The Paramount Theatre box office: www.stgpresents.org
This evening will peel back the curtain on Cash’s life, her writing and her family, and the soundtrack that runs through it all. She is the eldest daughter of the late Johnny Cash and the daughter and step-daughter of two strong women, all of whom informed her outlook on life as an artist and the mother of five. The centerpiece of the event will be a conversation between Cash and Michele Norris; Cash will also perform a number of songs, including selections from her most recent album, The List. She will be accompanied by her husband and producer, John Leventhal. The program will end with an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.
Cash is one of the most prolific and preeminent American singer-songwriters, having released 11 albums since her self-titled debut in 1978. She won a Grammy in 1985 for the song “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me,” and has received nine other nominations. She has had 11 No. 1 country hit singles, 21 Top 40 country singles and two gold records. The List, Cash’s first-ever covers album, is a collection of 12 classic songs she selected from a list of “100 Essential Country Songs” that her father gave her when she was a teenager. The album has earned widespread praise from media outlets across the country, and has become one of the most popular records of her career. On August 10, Viking will publish Cash’s long-awaited memoir, Composed. Cash writes candidly about her upbringing, her development as an artist and her current life.
NPR hosts occasional conversations and performances at stages across the country. It is an award-winning, multimedia news organization and an influential force in American life. In collaboration with more than 880 independent public radio stations nationwide, NPR strives to create a more informed public – one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures.