Rosanne Cash headlines the Winter Concert Weekend, sponsored by Colonial Williamsburg and the Virginia Arts Festival, on Saturday night. The daughter of legend Johnny Cash and an acclaimed country music artist in her own right, Cash will perform songs from her album "The List," a contemporary interpretation of essential country songs from the past. Tickets, ranging from $35 to $45, will be available from ticketmaster starting November 30, 2012.
“When I was 18, I was on the road with my dad. One day, we were sitting in the tour bus, talking about songs, and he mentioned a song, and I said, ‘I don’t know that one.’ He mentioned another one, and I said, ‘I don’t know that one, either.’ Then he started to get alarmed, so he spent the rest of the day making a list on a legal pad, and at the top he put ‘100 Essential Country Songs.’ And he handed it to me and he said, ‘This is your education.’”
The genesis of Rosanne Cash’s remarkable new album, The List, dates back to that day in 1973—to a time before her 11 previous albums, her 1985 Grammy and numerous additional nominations, her 21 Top 40 country singles. She had just graduated high school and was starting to write songs of her own when her father, the incomparable Johnny Cash, discovered some gaps in her knowledge of American roots music.
Tickets for the Rosanne Cash concert are available from the Virginia Arts Festival Box Office at (757) 282-2822 or
online or 1-800-982-2787