Saturday, March 18, 2023, 7:30 p.m. — Hering Auditorium
“We need the truth of a beautifully phrased song delivered in an honest voice.” Rosanne Cash’s words are as frank and open as her music. Infused with the soul of Americana folk traditions and her own musical heritage – her father was Johnny Cash – her work has made her one of the country’s preeminent singer-songwriters, with four Grammys and 12 more nominations, among many other major awards.
Described as “one of the most ambitious and literary songwriters of her generation” by Rolling Stone, Cash is one of only a handful of women to be elected to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2021, she was the first female composer to receive the MacDowell Medal, awarded since 1960 to an artist who has made an outstanding contribution to American culture. And her voice, “transparent, always natural and confiding, never forced … find[s] mythic resonances behind everyday details” (The New York Times) and enfolds listeners in a shared experience of emotion and understanding.
“Country music royalty offers a master class in channeling life into song.” – Rolling Stone
“Cash is one of the more enduringly important artists in the progressive roots avenue of American music. She embodies the notion of aging gracefully, with creative fires burning.” – Santa Barbara Independent