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Rosanne Cash – When the Master Calls the Roll

This week’s Top Tune is most appropriately one of NPR Music’s 50 Favorite Songs of 2014. With the feel of a classic Celtic ballad, this “five-minute-long historical novel of a song (written by Cash, Rodney Crowell and John Leventhal), transforms the story of a Civil War marriage into a protest against the futility of combat”.–NPR.

“I have ancestors on both sides of the Civil War; a William Cash in the Confederate Army and a William Cash in the Union Army.” says Rosanne Cash from the liner notes to her album, The River & the Thread. “Another ancestor, Mary Ann Cash, was around 20 years old at the beginning of the Civil War and I figured she must have had a sweetheart who was a soldier”.

“Rodney was up for writing a Civil War ballad with me, which I always wanted to do. We got together a couple of times and wrote the rest by email to John’s magnificent melody. Rodney had already written the first eight lines, taken directly from a 19th century personals ad.” You can hear the fantastic results including a choir consisting of Crowell, Amy Helm, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, and Tony Joe White in, “When the Master Calls the Roll“.

Rosanne returns home this week after a victorious European tour for a special concert on Saturday August 9th at Lincoln Centers’ Damrosch Park. It will be presented by the inaugural Americanafest NYC (a new partnership between Lincoln Center Out of Doors and the 15-year-old Nashville-based Americana Music Association). The show will be streamed live at 6pm local time and hosted by country singer/songwriter and former radio host, Laura Cantrell. Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale plus The Lone Bellow will be the supporting artists. You can click the link HERE to stream live.

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Contact & Licensing info:

Rosanne Cash is published by Chelcait Music (BMI)/Measurable Music LLC, A Notable Music Co. Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com. John Leventhal is published by Lev-A-Tunes (ASCAP). Rodney Crowell is published by We Jam Writers Group/Saddle Springs Songshop/BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP). Master controlled by Blue Note Records. Contact: Doug James / doug.james@umusic.com

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Rosanne Cash #1 for 9 weeks in a row – thank you Americana radio

12cash1 master4951 Rosanne Cash #1 for 9 weeks in a row   thank you Americana radioThe River & the Thread, Cash’s first album in more than four years, richly evokes the Southern landscape – physical, musical, emotional – and examines the indelible impressioins it has made on our own collective culture. It’s sweeping in its breadth, capturing a unique, multi-generational cast of characters – from a Civil War soldier off to fight in Virginia to a New Deal-era farmer in Arkansas to a contemporary Mobile, AL couple. Cash wrote the album’s 11 original songs with her longtime collaborator and husband, John Leventhal who also served as producer, arranger, and guitarist. The album also includes the talents of Cory Chisel, John Paul White, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Derek Trucks, Rodney Crowell, and Amy Helm. You can listen to her recent set from World Cafe Live HERE. Click HERE to purchase The River & the Thread.

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Rosanne Cash’s new album, The River & the Thread available today!

1401312 10152028384945336 603165099 o 1024x1024 Rosanne Cashs new album, The River & the Thread available today!Rosanne Cash‘s beautiful new album, The River & the Thread, on Blue Note Records is available today! HERE.. This is her first album in more than four years and it richly evokes the Southern landscape – physical, musical, emotional – and examines the indelible impressioins it has made on our own collective culture. It’s sweeping in its breadth, capturing a unique, multi-generational cast of characters – from a Civil War soldier off to fight in Virginia to a New Deal-era farmer in Arkansas to a contemporary Mobile, AL couple. Cash wrote the album’s 11 original songs with her longtime collaborator and husband, John Leventhal who also served as producer, arranger, and guitarist. The album also includes the talents of Cory Chisel, John Paul White, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Derek Trucks, Rodney Crowell, and Amy Helm.

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Rosanne Cash’s new album, The River & the Thread available today!

1401312 10152028384945336 603165099 o 1024x1024 Rosanne Cashs new album, The River & the Thread available today!Rosanne Cash‘s beautiful new album, The River & the Thread, on Blue Note Records is available today! HERE.. This is her first album in more than four years and it richly evokes the Southern landscape – physical, musical, emotional – and examines the indelible impressioins it has made on our own collective culture. It’s sweeping in its breadth, capturing a unique, multi-generational cast of characters – from a Civil War soldier off to fight in Virginia to a New Deal-era farmer in Arkansas to a contemporary Mobile, AL couple. Cash wrote the album’s 11 original songs with her longtime collaborator and husband, John Leventhal who also served as producer, arranger, and guitarist. The album also includes the talents of Cory Chisel, John Paul White, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Derek Trucks, Rodney Crowell, and Amy Helm.

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