Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2013-2014

DECEMBER 5-7, 2013

Rosanne Cash Rosanne Cash, singer, songwriter and author


Natasha Trethewey Natasha Trethewey, U.S Poet Laureate.
Photo by Joel Benjamin

Singer, songwriter and author Rosanne Cash is one of the most compelling figures in popular music, with a remarkable body of work noted for its emotional acuity, rich and resonant imagery, and unsparing honesty. Her December residency premieres her newest album, The River and the Thread, with a concert, a round robin for songwriters, and a conversation with the Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey.

Although the December 5th performance is SOLD OUT at Ticketmaster, a limited number of RUSH tickets will be available at the Library, at no cost, beginning 2 hours before each performance. Patrons are strongly encouraged to try for a RUSH ticket at the door, between 6:00 pm and concert time (8:00 pm for this concert). Due to no-shows and returned tickets, some seats are ALWAYS available for sold out performances at curtain. RUSH tickets are offered on a space-available basis. Seats are not guaranteed.


Coolidge Auditorium
Rosanne Cash Band featuring John Leventhal.


Coolidge Auditorium
Rosanne hosts a round robin with John Leventhal and guest artists Rodney Crowell, Cory Chisel and Amy Helm.


LJ-119 (Thomas Jefferson Building)
Conversation with Rosanne Cash and Natasha Trethewey, U.S. Poet Laureate. NO TICKETS REQUIRED

Oldest daughter of country music icon Johnny Cash and stepdaughter of June Carter Cash of the legendary Carter Family, she holds a lineage rooted in the very beginnings of American country music, with its deep cultural and historical connections to the South. Rosanne’s own thoughtful, genre-blurring approach, encompassing country, rock, roots and pop influences, has earned a GRAMMY® Award, the Americana Honors and Awards’ Album of the Year, and eleven #1 singles. A few recent projects include concerts and talks at the Spoleto Festival, Toronto’s Luminato festival and the Festival of Arts and Ideas, and collaborations with the Minnesota Orchestra, Lincoln Center, and San Francisco Jazz.