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Rosanne Cash

  • Capitol Theater 201 State Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)

The veteran songwriter visits behind one of her most complex albums yet. Info/tix

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Rosanne Cash has come a long way from the boot-tapping, steel guitar-twanging country of her 1981 hit "Seven Year Ache," creating a body of work that's personal, poignant, and precise. On her newest album, 2018's She Remembers Everything, Cash dons a new shade of black to create a set of meditative and melodic songs that reflect on life, career, and family. Tracks like "The Only Thing Worth Fighting For" and "She Remembers Everything" are slow-moving, almost dream-like looks at anger and violence against women through the eyes of a mother. Cash is noted for her gun control activism, and Remembers track "8 Gods Of Harlem" confronts the issue with a story about gun violence. "Everyone But Me" tackles death and grief, all while grappling with the conflicted imprint having a famous family can leave on a person. Cash released a short film to coincide with this newest release, featuring acoustic version of tracks off the album played by Cash and her spouse and frequent collaborator, John Leventhal. Cash's work has spanned from narrative-driven albums to more commercial takes on country, and Remembers finds her working as deftly as ever with country music's essential driving forces of rage, love, and loss. —John McCracken

Earlier Event: March 15
Mutual Appreciation (free)
Later Event: March 16
Toupée, Czarbles, Noxroy