Rosanne Cash & Band: She Remembers Everything
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She Remembers Everything, Rosanne’s Cash’s highly anticipated follow up to her triple Grammy winning masterpiece The River and The Thread is a powerfully insightful and strikingly universal collection of new songs. Both confessional and cathartic the material reverberates with an urgency of a woman who has found and owns her story and her voice and who is driven to speak when time feels ever shorter. Songs from this record, which will be released in October 2018 will be featured in concert along with selections from Norma Rae – the musical she is writing with John Leventhal (book by John Weidman) based on the 1979 hit film.
One of the country’s preeminent singer/songwriters, Rosanne Cash has released 15 albums, winning her four GRAMMY® Awards and 11 nominations as well as 21 top 40 hits, including 11 No.1 singles. Her acclaimed 2014 album, The River & The Thread, which she co-wrote with husband/producer and arranger John Leventhal was hailed by Newsweek as “the work of a lifetime.”
In this seminal work, CASH evokes a kaleidoscopic examination of the geographic, emotional, musical and historic landscape of the American South. It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Folk Albums chart, came in at No.1 on the Americana Top 100 Albums of the Year chart and won three GRAMMY Awards for Best Americana Album as well as for Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song for the single “A Feather’s Not a Bird.”
Rosanne’s first GRAMMY® was for 1985’s “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me.” Her landmark 2009 album, The List, won the Americana Music Album of the Year Award.
Rosanne has also authored four books, including the best-selling memoir, Composed, which the Chicago Tribune called “one of the best accounts of an American life you’ll likely ever read.”
Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Oxford-American, The Nation and she has contributed essays to two recently-published books: In Their Lives: Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs (Blue Rider Press/Penguin Books) and Woman Walk The Line: How The Women In Country Music Changed Our Lives (University of Texas Press).
In addition to continual worldwide touring, Rosanne has partnered in programming or served as artist in residence at Lincoln Center, San Francisco Jazz, the Minnesota Orchestra, The Library of Congress and The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. She was awarded the SAG/AFTRA Lifetime Achievement award for Sound Recordings in 2012 and received the 2014 Smithsonian Ingenuity Award in the Performing Arts. She was chosen as a Perspective Series artist at Carnegie Hall and hosted four concerts during their 2015/16 season; she continues her association as Creative Partner through the 2018/19 season.
In 2015, she was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters’ Hall of Fame and she was inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame this past fall. Later this year she is set to receive an honorary doctorate from Boston’s Berklee School of Music.
Growing up in the years between LPs and CDs makes Mark Erelli a member of the cassette generation, a vintage of music fan that fondly remembers the mixtape. Making these homemade compilations required a certain degree of
dedication and craftsmanship, with hand-lettered fonts and drawings on the label signifying a personal touch.
“Before dragging, dropping or streaming,” says Erelli, “I waited by the stereo, finger hovering over the ‘record’ button, to capture my favorite songs as they were broadcast.” Erelli vividly recalls how the whole process felt like “so much more than just a collection of songs. Working up the courage to give someone a mixtape didn’t just say ‘this music matters to me,’ it also said ‘you matter to me.’
This joint declaration of appreciation—for both his favorite music and his audience—is plainly evident on Mark Erelli’s 11th album, Mixtape, his first collection exclusively of cover songs. ”I remember taking my time with mixtapes for some special people back in the day,” Erelli admits, “but this is the first time I ever spent 13 years making one.” Mixtape features songs culled from thirteen years’ worth of Erelli and friends’ annual Under The Covers shows, performed each December at Harvard Square’s famed folk mecca Club Passim. The covers show provides a valued tradition for Erelli and regulars like Lori McKenna, Rose Cousins, Jake Armerding and Mixtape producer Zachariah Hickman. “It’s the organizing principle of my entire year,” claims Erelli. “The day after each year’s show, I start compiling a new list of potential covers for the following year’s gig.”
Mixtape draws on inspiration from the past 50 years of popular music, covering artists Erelli considers to be fundamental influences (The Band, The Grateful Dead, Richard Thompson) alongside newer favorites like Neko Case and Arcade Fire. According to Erelli, “groups like The Dead were ‘gateway bands,’ because in the process of getting hooked on their music I also got exposed to bluegrass, jazz, early rock n’ roll and so much more.” Erelli’s elegiac take on Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter’s “Brokedown Palace” kicks off the album, with a string prelude that signals he is forging ahead into new sonic territory. By the time Arcade Fire’s “My Body Is A Cage” hits, deep on Mixtape’s second side, Erelli’s is howling with abandon, his voice surfing a veritable maelstrom of strings, skittering drums and thunderous, dark piano chords.