Rosanne Cash Readies Release of ‘The River & the Thread’
Rosanne Cash is eager to share her new album with her loyal listeners. 'The River & the Thread' will be released on Jan. 14, and includes several of the singer's talented friends.
Rodney Crowell, Cory Chisel, Kris Kristofferson, Allison Moorer, Amy Helm, John Prine, the Civil Wars' John Paul White and Gabe Witcher from the Punch Brothers are just a few of the artists who appear on the 11-song project.
“We were dreaming of the Tallahatchie Bridge, and we found it,” says Cash. "It’s an inevitable, essential destination on this journey through the Southern spirit, a journey that begins with the artist’s assertion in the opening track that 'a river runs through me.'"
Cash co-wrote every song on the record with her husband, John Leventhal, who also served as producer, arranger and guitarist. Crowell co-wrote one song on the project as well.
The daughter of Johnny Cash, who has released fifteen other albums, says 'The River & the Thread' fulfills a lifelong dream of hers. “If I never make another album I will be content, because I made this one,” she remarks.
The songstress has had a busy few weeks. She returned to her father's home state of Arkansas on Saturday, Nov. 23, where she received the Speaker of the House award from the state of Arkansas and the Old State House Museum for her contributions to Arkansas' history and culture. The 58-year-old has been tireless in her efforts to restore her father's childhood home in Dyess, Ark., working alongside Arkansas State University and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to see the project completed.
The singer-songwriter is also featured in a new documentary, 'Nashville 2.0: The Rise of Americana,' which premiered Friday, Nov. 22 on PBS. She will begin a three-day stint in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 5 at the Library of Congress. The event includes a concert, a round robin with Leventhal, Crowell, Chisel and U.S. Poet Laureate Amy Helm Natasha Trethewey.