Ok, I know it's a literary thread, but I just got this album and it's one of her best. For those of you not from the South (who shiver at Country Music), Rosanne is Johnny Cash's daughter. She's the eldest of the children with the wife before June Carter Cash, so I'm assuming the 1st wife. She is a great singer and songwriter and has lived in New York City for about 15 years (ok, I'm a fan not a stalker).
The songs are about the recent deaths in her family. I saw her on CBS Sunday morning and she said," It isn't autobiographical if it rhymes, right?". I thought that was funny. She delivered it very dryly and avoided conversation about how she felt about Walk the Line (she just said she was biased since she had her own viewpoint as a young girl and pre-teen when most of it occurred).
There is probably a better place for this, but it's been a very well received album. I tend to like more folk and blue grass given my family's mountain and my own midwest background, and she's more country ballad with a number of country rock songs.
(OK, I know that your message was posted over a year ago, NOC, but since you're still a member of the Board, I hope you catch this.)
Another Rosanne Cash fan! Whoo-hoo!
Since Rosanne's songs are very "literary," I don't think anyone will mind if we sneak her in this category. As far as I'm concerned, she is one of the best singer/songwriters of our time--right up there with Kris Kristofferson and Mary Chapin Carpenter, and of course, Johnny Cash. It totally ticks me off how "Country Music Radio" has ignored RC's talents. They seem to only want to hear from her when they're honoring JC...posthumously, of course. (Don't get me started on what Columbia Records did to JC and "Music Row," in general.)
I have not heard Black Cadillac, but now that I've read your message, I'll have to check it out. Personally, one of my favorite CD's of all time is Kings Record Shop by RC. I also love Stones in the Road by MCC and The Austin Sessions by KK. In fact, if I had to evacuate my house in a hurry, I think I'd grab the cats and those three CD's!...and my portable CD player.
Thanks for the heads-up!
"I had the right to remain silent...but I didn't have the ability." - comedian Ron White