Rosanne Cash returns with her first album of original material since the wonderful 2006 release Black Cadillac, as you’d expect there’s a host of guest appearances from the country and Americana scene, including Rodney Crowell, Cory Chisel, Kris Kristofferson, Allison Moorer, Amy Helm, John Prine, John Paul White, the album is a literate collection of originals with Cash taking co-write credits on all of the tracks with current husband John Leventhal and one track with ex Rodney Crowell, the resulting album is a literate collection of reflective tunes with Cash’s emotive vocal in fine form.
Just in case your not clued into to this thought I’d post a few videos featuring a trio of great artists from The 78 Project.
“The 78 Project is a documentary and recording journey inspired by Alan Lomax and his quest to capture music where it lived throughout the early 20th century. Our project brings the spirit of his work into the present as we pair breakthrough musicians with the songs and the fascinating recording technology of the past. With just one microphone, one authentic 1930′s PRESTO direct-to-disc recorder, and one blank lacquer disk, musicians are given the opportunity to make a recording anywhere they choose. What we have found is that the film, music and feelings that result defy space and time, living music inspired by ghosts”.
Here’s a wonderful set of songs from Rosanne Cash taken from the performance on Mountain Stage that was originally recorded in Nov 2008, Rosanne is accompanied by husband John Leventhal (guitar), Jeff Allen (bass) ,the set kicks of with two tracks from Rosanne’s Black Cadillac album, followed by Sea of Heartbreak which she duetted with Bruce Springsteen on her critcally acclaimed album The List released last year, the Hal David/Paul Hampton number is followed by another cover, the late great Townes van Zandt’s Two Girls, the set closed out with a classic track from Rosanne’s second album Right or WrongNo Memories Hanging Around, originally recorded with Bobby Bare this time she is joined on-stage by ex-husband Rodney Crowell. Dreams Are Not My Home The World Unseen Sea of Heartbreak Two Girls No Memories Hanging Around