August 19, 2014
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University opens the 2014-15 Fine Arts Series with a performance by singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, in Escher Auditorium, Benedicta Arts Center at the College of Saint Benedict.
Earlier this year, Cash, daughter of the late Johnny Cash, released her highly anticipated album "The River and the Thread." With this album, Cash has added the next chapter to a remarkable period of creativity. Her last two albums, "Black Cadillac" (2006) and "The List" (2009), were both nominated for Grammy Awards. "The List" — an exploration of essential songs as selected and given to Cash by her father — was also named Album of the Year by the Americana Music Association.
Cash, who has charted 21 Top 40 country singles, including 11 No. 1 songs, wrote all of the new album's songs with her longtime collaborator and husband John Leventhal, who also served as producer, arranger and guitarist. "The River and the Thread" is a kaleidoscopic examination of the geographic, emotional and historic landscape of the American South. The album's unique sound, which draws from country, blues, gospel and rock, reflects the soulful mix of music that traces its history to the region.
"When we started forming the idea for this record," Cash said, "it felt like it was going to be the third part of a trilogy — with "Black Cadillac" mapping out a territory of mourning and loss and then "The List" celebrating my family's musical legacy. I feel this record ties past and present together through all those people and places in the South I knew and thought I had left behind."
When performing live, Cash often enjoys telling the audience about the origins of her songs, which adds a personal touch to each performance. Paired with the onstage chemistry between Cash and her band, this creates an unforgettable concert experience.
Tickets to Rosanne Cash are:
For tickets, call the Benedicta Arts Center Box Office at 320-363-5777 or order online.