Rosanne Cash & Ry Cooder Announce Five Johnny Cash Tribute Shows

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Musician Rosanne Cash has joined forces with artist and producer Ry Cooder for a five-city run of Cash and Cooder on Cash: A Musical Tribute to Johnny Cash. The performances are tribute to Johnny Cash by his daughter and Cooder that includes heartfelt private interpretations of gems from his treasure-filled songbook.

The particular performances will kick off on June 16 on the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville then head to the Chicago Theatre in Illinois, Wang Theatre in Boston, Carnegie Hall in New York and shut out on Nov. three on the Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia.

“When I used to be planning my residency in San Francisco, I couldn’t cease fascinated by Ry,” mentioned Cash who was chosen at SFJAZZ’s as a resident inventive director the place she hung out with Cooder. “He and I had solely carried out collectively just a few occasions through the years, only a tune or two and it all the time left me wanting extra. We stayed linked by e-mail, sending previous songs to one another and speaking about music and politics. Knowing his common reticence to carry out only for the sake of getting on stage and his impeccably excessive requirements, I held again. I used to be nervous.”

Cash added within the launch “Finally, I received up my braveness and requested him if he wished to make up a present -- something in any respect -- and I provided just a few concepts. He disregarded my preliminary ideas, and mentioned, ‘What springs to thoughts is a present of your dad’s songs. What else can I say?’ When Ry steered it, oddly, I didn’t even hesitate. I mentioned ‘Okay, let’s do Johnny.’ I advised him that he was the one particular person on the planet I'd do a present of Johnny Cash songs with. When I mentioned that, I felt fairly overcome with feeling. I knew I had waited for the best particular person, the best cause and the best place.”

“I used to be within the 4th grade and issues weren't wanting up. Then at some point they performed ‘Hey Porter’ on the plane employee’s radio station,” mentioned Cooder in a launch. “In these days you heard Bob Wills and Webb Pierce, which was good, however Johnny was one thing totally different. It was like a hand reached out from my little Sears radio and grabbed me by the shirt and mentioned, ‘you’re coming with me now.’ That was 63 years in the past. So when Rosanne mentioned, ‘Okay, let’s do Johnny,’ I mentioned, ‘I feel I’m prepared.’”

Making up the band taking part in alongside Cash and Cooder can be esteemed guitarist and musical director John Leventhal, pianist Glenn Patscha, bassist Mark Fain, and drummer Joachim Cooder.

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