Music is a force powerful enough to calm a baby, soothe a wild beast, or compel the two to dance with each other. Be overcome by this GrouponLive deal to see Rosanne Cash at the Hamilton Place Theatre in Hamilton. For $25, you get one ticket for reserved orchestra seating on Wednesday, August 15, at 8 p.m. (up to a $53.25 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
“I have learned to be steady in my course of love, or fear, or loneliness, rather than impulsive in its wasting, either lyrically or emotionally.” – Rosanne Cash in Composed: A Memoir
Rosanne Cash’s life is an open book. It’s written across a dozen albums that spawned 21 Top 40 singles. It’s found in her unflinching autobiography, her engrossing essays for the New York Times and Rolling Stone, and even in her tweets. It’s an endless tale of beauty and absurdity, both personal and universal. It’s about the salvage yards of romance—or, as Rosanne puts it, “how the heart sounds when it’s broken open.” Whether her story is hopping off the page or chiming from a transistor radio on a runaway train, it's always one heck of a read.
As the eldest daughter of Johnny Cash, Rosanne shares The Man in Black's storytelling finesse and melodic grace, yet she never relied on the famous family moniker to make her name in music. When her breakthrough single, "Seven Year Ache," hit the airwaves in 1981, its gorgeous vocals, sundown synths, and irresistible chorus ensnared country and pop radio in a rare love triangle. Since then, Rosanne has infused her twangy cuts with pop, rock, and folk, racking up two gold records, 11 No. 1 country hits, a Grammy for "I Don’t Know Why You Don't Want Me," and nine more Grammy nominations to boot. In concert, the gifted raconteur pulls sonic nuggets from the recent collection The Essential Rosanne Cash and the Grammy-nominated album The List, where she put her stamp on papa's favourite American standards. One-man band Afie Jurvanen, better known as the Juno award-nominated act Bahamas, starts the evening with laid-back tunes drenched in breezy guitar and reverb, including the hit single "Caught Me Thinking."