Watch our recording of the live stream of Krista's 2011 interview with Rosanne Cash backstage at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis. You'll see a few stunning live performances, just Rosanne Cash and her guitar.
As the daughter of Johnny Cash, singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash describes her life as "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.
Rosanne Cash performed two songs for us during our live interview backstage at Orchestra Hall:
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There's a great story Rosanne Cash tells about her father Johnny Cash, and a special performance at Carnegie Hall in 1994. As we were producing this segment, we longed to hear the original. What did they sound like together? How did Johnny Cash introduce his daughter? How did the crowd respond? Well, we looked around for a copy, any copy of this special moment — but came up empty. That is, until we found a bootleg copy. A truly remarkable story.
A song of childhood torture from the back of the family station wagon becomes one of solitude during commutes and nighttime lullabies.
A behind-the-scenes snapshot just after our interview with Rosanne Cash at Orchestra Hall.
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Rosanne Cash's comparison of a live performance to a Buddhist monk's wiping away of a sand mandala reminded us of this fantastic two-minute, time-lapse video.
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