Rosanne Cash will perform at Ohio University's Memorial Auditorium on Jan. 31.
Rosanne Cash will perform at Ohio University’s Memorial Auditorium on Jan. 31.

OU Welcomes Rosanne Cash Jan. 31

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The Ohio University Concert Series will welcome Grammy Award-winning artist Rosanne Cash on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

The legendary singer-songwriter has been touring behind her acclaimed 2014 album, The River and the Thread. One of the country’s pre-eminent singer/songwriters, Cash has released 15 albums that have earned four Grammy Awards and nominations for 11 more, as well as 21 Top 40 hits, including 11 number one singles. She is also an author whose four books include the best-selling memoir Composed, which the Chicago Tribune called “one of the best accounts of an American life you’ll likely ever read.”

In The River and the Thread, a collaboration with husband/co-writer/producer/arranger John Leventhal, Cash evokes a kaleidoscopic examination of the geographic, emotional, musical and historic landscape of the American South. The album has received impressive worldwide acclaim and attained the highest debut in the Billboard charts of any of her previous albums. It received three Grammy Awards last year.

Cash, who won her first Grammy in 1985, has recorded 15 albums, including Seven Year Ache (1981), King’s Record Shop (1987), and more recently, Black Cadillac (2006) and The List. (2009). She received Smithsonian’s American Ingenuity Award in 2014, which recognizes 10 innovative people in the arts and sciences.

Leventhal will not be attending Sunday’s concert, due to a recent surgery.

“I’m sorry to announce that Mr. L, aka John Leventhal, will not be joining me for the shows in Midland, Michigan, Goshen, Indiana and Athens, Ohio, later this month,” said Cash in a release. “He is still recovering from surgery, but will be back in form for the shows next month. But have no fear–superb musicians Zev Katz and Kevin Barry will be joining me. I look forward to seeing you!”

This event is part of the Ohio University Concert Series. Tickets start at $25 and may be purchased at the Memorial Auditorium ticket office by calling 740-593-1780 or visiting