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Rosanne Cash with Special Guest Mary Chapin Carpenter

Acoustic Cash

Friday, December 9, 2016
7:00 PM–8:30 PM
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Acoustic Cash is a musical talk hosted by Rosanne Cash, which first premiered when the Rubin Museum opened in 2004. For its fifteenth session, Acoustic Cash questions the nature of wisdom and our role in passing down knowledge. Her special guest is renowned singer, songwriter and performer Mary Chapin Carpenter. She is also accompanied by John Leventhal.


About the Speakers

Rosanne Cash is one of the country’s pre-eminent singer/songwriters and has earned four Grammy Awards and eleven other nominations as well as twenty-one top-forty hits and eleven number-one singles. Her latest release, The River and the Thread, a collaboration with husband/co-writer/producer and arranger John Leventhal, received three Grammy Awards in 2015. She is also an author of four books and essays that have appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, the Oxford-American, The Nation, and other publications.She was awarded the SAG/AFTRA Lifetime Achievement award for Sound Recordings in 2012 and received the 2014 Smithsonian Ingenuity Award in the Performing Arts. On October 11, 2015, she was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.


Mary Chapin Carpenter has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals and is a 2012 inductee of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has recorded 14 albums and sold over 14 million records. Her latest full-length album, The Things That We Are Made Of, produced by Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson), was met with widespread critical acclaim, garnering her an Americana Association UK Awards nomination for 2017 International Artist of the Year.

In 2014, Carpenter released her acclaimed debut orchestral album, Songs From The Movie, conducted, arranged, and co-produced by Grammy Award- winning composer Vince Mendoza. Since its release, Carpenter has performed alongside the New York Philharmonic, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the London Concert Orchestra, the L.A. Philharmonic and the National Symphony Orchestra among many others.

Musical performances at the Rubin Museum are made possible by the Carlo and Micól Schejola Foundation. Additional support is provided by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Image Credits
Rosanne Cash by Clay Patrick McBride

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