: Rosanne Cash's "Black Cadillac"

02-03-06, 11:02 PM
From previous threads on Walk the Line, I knew we have some Johnny Cash fans around here, but his daughter Rosanne is also an artist of tremendous talent. Like her dad, she sings with an unflinching honesty.

Her new album is Black Cadillac, and while it was written during the time of her father, mother and stepmothers' deaths, it's not at all maudlin. Instead, it covers the range of emotions with grace and eloquence.


There's more information and previews of the music on her Web site (http://www.rosannecash.com/bchome/index.html). Also, NPR had an excellent interview (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5174901) with her last Saturday which shows she's not just a talented musician, but a warm, funny and intelligent person. And today, she did a live concert (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5175079) from a Philadelphia radio station that is also available from the NPR Web site. She does several songs from Black Cadillac, so it's a good opportunity to see if you'd like the CD. I loved it. I'll be interested to hear what other music lovers here think.

Her Web site has these nice pictures of a '63 six-window sedan. Love those fins.


02-03-06, 11:07 PM
I've read elsewhere that this is her best album ever.

I'm going to have to give it a listen.

02-03-06, 11:11 PM
I'll check it out too. I liked that song she did in the 80's, "seven year ache." I found an mp3 of it somewhere and it's on my regular playlist.

And who doesn't like black Cadillacs?

02-04-06, 05:26 AM
I shall look into it as well... ...listening to Hank Jr. right now...Rainy Night in Georgia and The Blues Man and Montana Cafe...

02-04-06, 10:30 AM
I have The Wheel which she released in 1993, and it's one of my favorites. It was written after her breakup with Rodney Crowell and was again a very personal, powerful album.

Since my divorce last year, I've listened to my favorite song on the album, From the Ashes many times. It's something of a personal mantra now.

You can preview Black Cadillac, House on the Lake and I Was Watching You on her Web site. And she does most of the songs from Black Cadillac in yesterday's concert you can download from NPR (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5175079).