Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, & Lucinda Williams | SFJAZZ
Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, & Lucinda Williams
In this special week of performances that is happening nowhere else, musical icon Rosanne Cash brings together a remarkable trio of musicians and songwriters, each of whom has had a profound impact on American music. Championed by iconic singer Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris is a 13-time GRAMMY winner, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and was ranked #22 in VH1’s 100 Most Influential Women in Rock and Roll list. She has released over two dozen albums and has collaborated with artists including Linda Ronstadt, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, and Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler. An iconoclastic artist who helped define the “alternative country” genre, Lucinda Williams has won three GRAMMYs over her lengthy career, including one for her song “Passionate Kisses” that became a runaway hit for Mary Chapin Carpenter. Shifting influences beyond country into folk, blues and rock, Williams broke through with 1998’s Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, which featured Harris and Steve Earle, winning that year’s Best Folk Album GRAMMY and “Best Album” honors on The Village Voice’s annual Pazz and Jop critics poll. As for Cash herself, her career hit a milestone with the 2009 release of The List, an album distilled from a list of 100 essential country songs given to her at 18 by her father, the legendary Johnny Cash. She landed nearly a dozen #1 country hit singles while earning 13 GRAMMY nominations, culminating in three GRAMMY wins for her latest Blue Note release, The River & The Thread. The album made the “Best of Year” lists in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, the Village Voice, Huffington Post, and USA Today.
Rosanne Cash vocals, guitar
Emmylou Harris vocals, guitar
Lucinda Williams vocals, guitar