Country Music Royalty Rosanne Cash will perform at the Schaefer Center in Boone on April 9 | News


BOONE, NC — The Schaefer Center Presents series, presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts and Culture Programs, welcomes award-winning singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash to Boone on Saturday, April 9 at 7 p.m. The iconic Americana artist will close out the 2021-22 season with a concert spanning new songs (“Crawl into the Promised Land”), revered classics (“Seven Year Ache”) and all the memories in between.

Cash, a prized member of country music royalty, has released 15 albums of extraordinary songs that have garnered four Grammy Awards and 12 nominations, as well as 21 Top 40 hits, including 11 chart-topping singles. Her acclaimed 2018 release, She Remembers Everything, a collection of poetic, lush and moving songs, marked a return to more personal songwriting after a trio of albums that explored her southern roots and family heritage – including the 2014’s triple Grammy masterpiece, The River & the Thread, and 2009’s The List (a list of songs given to him by his famous father, Johnny). Her 2020 single, “Crawl into the Promised Land,” was written as a scathing but hopeful ode to the resilience of the human spirit amid all the emotions of this unprecedented year. She recently wrote the lyrics for an upcoming musical based on the 1979 film Norma Rae with her husband and composer John Leventhal and writer John Weidman.

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Originally created to promote She Remembers Everything, Cash’s current tour was one of a slew of live events shut down in early 2020. It resumed late last year, albeit in an environment where artists and audiences are still getting used to it. Money is a post-pandemic reflection. Following a performance at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in New Jersey in November 2011, she admitted that while the shows weren’t sold out, her “motto is that we play for those who come, not those who don’t.” did not come”.

Along with an already exemplary resume, Cash is the author of four books, including the best-selling Composed, which the Chicago Tribune called “one of the finest tales of an American life you’ll ever get.” probably never read”. His essays have appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Oxford American, The Nation, and many other print and online publications. Bird on a Blade combines imagery from acclaimed artist Dan Rizzie with lyrical strands from a variety of Cash songs.

Cash received the SAG/AFTRA Lifetime Achievement Award for Sound Recordings in 2012 and received the 2014 Smithsonian Ingenuity Award in the Performing Arts. She was a Carnegie Hall Perspectives Artist during the 2015-2016 season and was also a 2015 Artist-in-Residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. That same year, she was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2017-2018, she was resident artistic director at SFJAZZ. Last year, Cash received the Americana Music Association’s “Spirit of Americana” free speech award and received an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music. She also became the 61st recipient of the Edward MacDowell Medal, awarded since 1960 to an artist who has made an outstanding contribution to American culture. The first woman to win the songwriting medal, working in Americana, rock, blues, folk and pop, she joined a revered group of recipients that included Thornton Wilder (1960), Georgia O’Keeffe (1972), Toni Morrison (2016), and composers Aaron Copland (1961) and Stephen Sondheim (2013).

About “The Schaefer Center Presents”

“The Schaefer Center Presents” is a series providing campus and community audiences with a wide range of music, dance, and theater programs designed to enrich the cultural landscape of the Appalachian State University campus and surrounding area. By creating memorable performance experiences and related educational and outreach activities, the series promotes the power and excitement of the live performance experience; offers a “window on the world” through the artistic talent of nationally and internationally renowned artists; and features some of the best artists from our country and our region. Musical events range from symphony orchestra and chamber music performances to jazz, folk, traditional, international and popular artists. Theater productions range from serious drama to musical comedy. Dance performances offer an equally wide range of styles, from ballet to modern dance to international companies representing cultural traditions from around the world.

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