CW San Francisco Events

Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, & Lucinda Williams


May 21, 2017 – 4:00 PM

201 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 Map

  • Rosanne Cash
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Lucinda Williams

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at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

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.

Artist Personnel

Rosanne Cash vocals, guitar
Emmylou Harris vocals, guitar
Lucinda Williams vocals, guitar

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"Ms. Cash has a voice both dark and sweet, with a gentle but reliable vibrato, and she knows how to convey the quiet sting of heartache. " — The New York Times

"With the exception of only Neil Young -- not surprisingly an occasional collaborator -- no other mainstream star established a similarly large body of work as consistently iconoclastic, eclectic, or daring " — All Music Guide on Emmylou Harris

"Lucinda Williams doesn't just sing from the heart; her lyrics are like chisels, chipping away at emotions until there's nothing left but the truth " — CNN

Rosanne Cash: With Johnny Cash as your father, music is part of your DNA. Roseanne Cash emerged as the most famous of Johnny Cash's brood to earn a name in country music. She is a country star in her own right having scored a string of eleven #1 country hits, a Grammy Award, and three Gold albums. A noted author, her works have appeared in Rolling Stone and she has published two books. The country star currently resides in New York with her Grammy-Award winning husband, John Leventhal, and continues to record, tour, and write. Currently on the road, Roseanne Cash tour dates are scheduled nationally. Don't miss a date on the Roseanne Cash concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful as your source for Roseanne Cash tour dates and venue information.

Born to Johnny Cash and Vivian Liberto Cash before The Man in Black hit it big in Memphis, Tennessee in 1955. She learned the country music ropes touring with her father after high school before scoring a record deal in 1978. She released her debut album, Right or Wrong, in 1980 and scored three top 25 singles. Her second album, Seven Year Ache, earned her mainstream success. The album featured two #1 hits and earned Cash her first Gold plaque. She took time off to record her third album, Rhythm & Romance, in 1985 and earned a Grammy Award the same year for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. Cash closed out the '80s with her compilation album, Hits 1979-1989, and was honored by Billboard as the Top Singles Artist of the Year.

Cash continued to tour and record throughout the '90s and the new millennium. She most recently released The List, in 2009, which debuted at #5 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. She was portrayed in the Academy-Award winning film about her famous father, Walk The Line, and released a children's book and memoir in the 2000s. Currently on tour, Roseanne Cash will be visiting select venues nationally throughout 2011. She is a living country legend and storyteller. Stay on top of Roseanne Cash tour dates when she visits your area; Use Eventful as your concert calendar.

Lucinda Williams: Lucinda Williams's illustrious career is credited to the craftiness with which she nurtures her albums to fruition. The Grammy-Award winner hasn't had the commercial success of other famous country artists, however, she has received critical praise and her stage presences is unparalleled. Lucinda Williams tour dates are currently schedule nationally to cater to her adoring fans. In addition to touring, Lucinda Williams recently released her tenth studio album, Blessed, in 2011. Don't miss a date on the Lucinda Williams concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful as your source for Lucinda Williams tour dates and performance information.

The Louisiana native's creativity was fostered in an artful and intellectual home. Williams's father, Miller Williams, is an award-winning contemporary poet who brought his daughter along with him through his different visiting professorships around the American South and Mexico. Lucinda Williams' songwriting abilities were albeit aided by her poetic father who fostered her inclination towards writing and to playing the guitar. Lucinda Williams's first concert performance was in Mexico City when she was only 17-years-old. Lucinda Williams' concert performances were scheduled throughout the '70s where she played alt-country music in honky-tonks and local taverns throughout Texas before moving to Mississippi. She released her debut album, Ramblin', in 1978 and her sophomore album, Happy Woman Blues, in 1980; both of which went largely unnoticed.

Lucinda Williams recorded and toured throughout the '80s until she finally reached critical success with a Grammy Award in 1994. Her single "Passionate Kisses" from her 1988 self-titled album, was covered by Mary Chapin Carpenter in 1993 and earned Williams a Grammy for Best Country Song. Williams reached moderate commercial success with her fifth album, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, which appeared on the Billboard 200 and earned Williams a second Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Williams earned a Gold plaque for the effort and Lucinda Williams tour dates were scheduled alongside folk-icon Bob Dylan to support the album. Williams followed up in 2001 with Essence, which earned her third Grammy-Award and solidified her as an anomaly in contemporary country music.

Lucinda Williams continued to tour and record viable albums throughout the decade. Her songwriting capabilities and her craftsmanship earned her the title of "America's Best Songwriter" by Time magazine in 2002. In 2007, Lucinda Williams tour dates were scheduled on two five-night concert events in New York and Los Angeles where Williams performed all of her songs on the consecutive tour dates. She released a Live album from her tour date at the famed Filmore in 2005 and she released her only top ten album to-date, Little Honey, in 2009. More recently, Williams released Blessed in 2011 and has been touring to promote the disc ever since. She is a storyteller above all-else, but also a gifted guitarist and singer. Don't miss a date on the Lucinda Williams concert schedule. Use Eventful as your source for Lucinda Williams tour dates and venue information.

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