Review by Bokonon
Photographs by Wanda Callagy
Rosanne Cash is Johnny Cash’s daughter. You can say that now. God knows you couldn’t years ago.
Early in her career, the distaff Cash righteously and rightfully fought to cut her own turf, building a catalog built on melancholy and melody. In the process, she became a country star, racking up 21 Top 40 country hits, including 11 number ones.
With 1990’s darkly personal Interiors, she broke her own mold, turning away from Nashville for a new New York look, sound and mouthfeel. She became something more than a recording artist — simply an artist.
But when Cash lost her parents (Johnny Cash and Vivian Liberto) and her stepmother, June Carter Cash, she turned hard again, for the first time truly embracing her legacy and her deep southern roots.
At the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall last week, Cash’s roots were showing.