ARTICLE: “Great talent, nice work” (Rosanne Cash)
My review of Rosanne Cash’s concert at Pittsfield’s Colonial Theatre is published in today’s Berkshire Eagle. The Berkshires’ summer season is off to a galloping start.
“This was not a night for musicological inquiry…Cash curiously declared that ‘There is no country music, there is no American roots music, without this song’ in regard to ‘Long Black Veil,' a song that’s become a beloved standard but was written in 1959, skillfully constructed for country music radio to sound like an old folk tune. But her warm vocal effort, sweetened with about 15% country-twang, was particularly rich and satisfying; this was a performance that required no footnotes.”
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