Rosanne Cash added to Eccles lineup
November 10, 2009
Country music is once again taking center stage at the Eccles Center. season. This brimming-with-Americana addition to the 2009-2010 line-up is a full-fledged, Grammy-winning star. Hot on the heels of the release of her acclaimed 12th album, Rosanne Cash is slated to perform Jan. 9, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. at Park City’s Eccles Center.
The eldest daughter of the iconic Johnny Cash, Roseanne Cash has carved out an acclaimed, singer-songwriter career that has been marked by her own musical poetry and remarkable alto until recently. At the age of 54, following a slew of best-selling albums, she has taken a hiatus from her own songs and looked to some of the most revered artists in country music history, artists whose names were given to Ms. Cash on a list written by her father when she was 18. Johnny Cash’s original list for his then-teenage daughter included 100 essential country songs, which he believed were missing from his daughter’s education. Now, decades later, Ms. Cash has released an album featuring 12 of those songs and named it "The List."
Spurred on by the CD release, her tour features songs from the album, including "Long Black Veil" and "Girl from the North Country," but there are also the tunes she’s made famous, such as "Seven Year Ache" and "The Wheel." The combination is a concert that pays homage to country greats without abandoning Rosanne Cash’s signature style. Both her interpretations of others’ works and original songs show off her tremendous, rich alto as well her ability to seamlessly cross country, rock, folk and pop genres.
"Ms. Cash has a voice both dark and sweet, with gentle but reliable vibrato, and she knows how to convey the quiet sting of heartache," writes The New York Times in an October concert review. But it’s not all bittersweet heartache. Country-rock high-jinks round out any Rosanne Cash appearance.
And, as a recent USA Today review of the new album puts it, "How can one not get excited to hear Cash wrap that gorgeous, throaty alto around elite, time-tested material hand-picked by the legendary Man in Black?"
Rosanne Cash will perform Saturday, Jan. 9, at The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts (1750 Kearns Blvd.,Park City). Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $18 to $65 with a 20-percent discount for seniors, two-for-one tickets for children ages 12 and under; $5 seats are available in the Section C for Summit County students in grades K through 12. For tickets or more information, call The Eccles Center box office at 655-3114 or http://www.ecclescenter.org.