The River & The Thread
Thursday, December 10, 2015 | 8:00 pm
Iconic songwriter Rosanne Cash visits Duke Performances backed by a full band, for an evening-length performance of songs from her recent GRAMMY Award-winning album The River & The Thread. With eleven number-one country singles and a host of collaborators ranging from Bruce Springsteen to Neko Case, Cash is a “deeply personal and insightful” artist (Los Angeles Times). No stranger to Duke Performances, at her 2010 performance in Page Auditorium Cash surprised the audience by inviting Bruce Springsteen to join her for a performance of the classic country tune “Sea of Heartbreak.”
Cash’s latest album is a self-described “mini-travelogue of the South, and of the soul,” based on a series of road trips with husband and music director John Leventhal. It navigates through centuries of American history and weaves together fragments of Cash family lore into an “exquisitely profound” whole (Rolling Stone). Cash is one of the great songwriters of the last forty years, and she is now working at the pinnacle of her craft.