Rosanne Cash at Geneva’s Smith Opera House

Grammy winning artist and legendary singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash brings her only area performance of the year to the Smith Opera House in Geneva on Thursday, August 21. Touring in support of her new, much heralded album The River & the Thread (Blue Note Records), Cash will appear with her husband and collaborator John Leventhal for the 8pm concert.One of the most compelling figures in popular music, with a body of work encompassing country, rock, roots and pop influences, Cash’s latest release adds the next chapter to a remarkable period of creativity. Her last two albums, Black Cadillac (2006) and The List (2009), were both nominated for Grammy Awards; The List-an exploration of essential songs as selected and given to Rosanne by her father, Johnny Cash-was also named Album of the Year by the Americana Music Association. In addition, her best-selling 2010 memoir, Composed, was described by the Chicago Tribune as “one of the best accounts of an American life you will likely ever read.”The River & The Thread debuted in January 2014 at No. 11 on The Billboard 200 and at No. 1 on the Folk Albums chart. Cash wrote the album’s 11 original songs with Leventhal, who also served as producer, arranger and guitarist. In May her work won Cash a trio of Americana Honors & Awards 2014 nominations, including Album of the Year, Artist of the Year and Song of the Year (for “A Feather’s Not A Bird”). Cash’s three-decade career has included 15 albums of extraordinary songs that have earned a GRAMMY Award and nominations for 12 more, the Americana Honors and Awards’ Album of the Year Award, and 21 top-40 hits, including 11 No. 1 singles. Tickets are $40 and available at the Smith Opera House Box Office, 82 Seneca Street, by calling 315.781 5483, or online at thesmith.org. The box office hours are Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm. The concert is part of the Smith’s “We’re Cool” series celebrating the historic theater’s first summer with air conditioning.

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