Rosanne Cash Brings “The River and the Thread” to the Mahaiwe on Sunday [Berkshire On Stage]

May 12th, 2015, 1:00 pm by Greg

By Larry Murray

Rosanne Cash appears at Mass MoCA on May 28.

Rosanne Cash appears at the Mahaiwe on Sunday.

Her music is her history, and in her new album, The River and the Thread, written with her longtime collaborator, producer, guitarist, and husband John Leventhal, Rosanne Cash evokes the bittersweet stories of people and places of the South in a kaleidoscopic examination of its geographic, emotional, and historic landscape. “I went back to where I was born, and these songs started arriving in me,” Cash has said. “All these things happened that made me feel a deeper connection to the South than I ever had. We started finding these great stories, and the melodies that went with those experiences. I feel this record ties past and present together through all those people and places in the South I knew and thought I had left behind.”

The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington will present Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal and Zev Katz at 7pm on Sunday (May 17). At 6pm, Smithsonian Magazine feature writer and national music critic Geoffrey Himes will give an in-depth pre-concert talk about Rosanne Cash’s new album.

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