Grammy-winning singer/songwriter @RosanneCash brings the Americana sounds of her newest album The River & The Thread to @KimmelCenter 10/20
GRAMMY-WINNING COUNTRY STAR ROSANNE CASH TO PERFORM SONGS FROM AWARD-WINNING ALBUM THE RIVER & THE THREAD, OCTOBER 20, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, August 25, 2016 ) –– One of country music's most renowned singer-songwriters, Rosanne Cash, comes to the Merriam Theater on Thursday, October 20, at 8:00 p.m. as part of her 2016 international tour. This performance will feature music from her acclaimed 2014 album, The River & The Thread, which earned her three Grammy Awards. The album features 11 original songs written by Cash and her longtime collaborator – and husband – John Leventhal, who also served as producer, arranger, and guitarist.
“Rosanne Cash continues to have a storied career in country music and this is an exciting time to welcome this incredible performer to the Kimmel Center,” said Anne Ewers, President & CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “With her recent induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and her acclaimed album release, we’re thrilled to have her share her latest music with Philadelphia audiences.”
Her latest album release, The River &The Thread, has received impressive worldwide acclaim, gaining the highest debut in the Billboard charts of any of her previous albums. While Cash and Leventhal were inspired by the many musical styles associated with the South – Delta blues, gospel, Appalachian folk, country, rock, and others – the resulting collection of songs is contemporary. Throughout the album, Cash evokes a kaleidoscopic examination of the geographic, emotional, musical and historic landscape of the American South.
Cash has released 15 albums since the start of her career in 1978. Her extraordinary albums that draw on genres such as folk, pop, rock, blues, country, and Americana have earned her four Grammy Awards, 15 Grammy nominations, 21 top-40 hits, and 11 number-one singles. In addition to her successful music career, Cash is a celebrated author whose four books include the best-selling memoir Composed. She has partnered in programming collaborations with the Minnesota Orchestra, Lincoln Center and San Francisco Jazz. In 2013, Cash received the SAG/AFTRA Lifetime Achievement Award for Sound Recordings and received the 2014 Smithsonian Ingenuity Award for Performing Arts. Following decades of success, Cash was inducted into the Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame this past October.
Other upcoming concerts at the Kimmel Center Campus include; Kansas (October 1, 2016, Merriam Theater), Sigur Ros (October 8, 2016, Academy of Music), Joan Baez with Mary Chapin Carpenter (October 9, 2016, Academy of Music), and Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees (October 19, 2016, Merriam Theater).
October 20, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are available now and start at $46.50. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883. More information at kimmelcenter.org.
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, The Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the University of the Arts’ Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly Pops, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2016-2017 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit kimmelcenter.org.
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