Watch our recording of the live stream of Krista's interview with the artist at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis.
As the daughter of Johnny Cash, singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash describes her life as one "circumscribed by music." But, it's through her love of language and quantum mechanics that she's finding new sources of creativity and mathematical ways to think about the divine. The mother of five shares her perspectives on being present, Twitter as a "boot camp for songwriters," and how she wrestles with love and grief through her music.
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A song of childhood torture from the back of the family station wagon becomes one of solitude during commutes and nighttime lullabies.
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