Musician Rosanne Cash has joined forces with artist and producer Ry Cooder for a five-city run of Cash and Cooder on Cash: A Musical Tribute to Johnny Cash. The performances are tribute to Johnny Cash by his daughter and Cooder featuring heartfelt personal interpretations of gems from his treasure-filled songbook.
The special performances will kick off on June 16 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville then head to the Chicago Theatre in Illinois, Wang Theatre in Boston, Carnegie Hall in New York and close out on Nov. 3 at the Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia.
“When I was planning my residency in San Francisco, I couldn’t stop thinking about Ry,” said Cash who was selected at SFJAZZ’s as a resident artistic director where she spent time with Cooder. “He and I had only performed together a few times over the years, just a song or two and it always left me wanting more. We stayed connected by e-mail, sending old songs to each other and talking about music and politics. Knowing his general reticence to perform just for the sake of getting on stage and his impeccably high standards, I held back. I was nervous.”