Following a sold-out Free at Noon in November, Rosanne Cash‘s next Philadelphia “appearance” will be in the form of a World Cafe session airing this Friday, January 10th on XPN. The legendary musician is releasing The River & The Thread next week, and NPR Music is joining in the fun by featuring the LP on First Listen. From NPR’s Ann Powers:
Each song is rooted in the Southern soil connecting the old Cash homestead in Arkansas to the family’s ancestral Virginia homeland, expanding to survey the family’s artistic roots in Alabama and Tennessee. Some narratives are fictional, while others mine family lore. Each unfolds in a subtle arc made three-dimensional by Cash’s introspective lyrics and the genre-dissolving blend of country, soul and torch songs that she and her husband and producer, John Leventhal, cultivate.
Stream The River & The Thread here and tune in to XPN on your radio or online this Friday at 2:00 p.m. EST to hear Rosanne Cash discuss the record with host David Dye.