WATCH ROSANNE CASH PERFORMING ON CBS’S THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON ON DECEMBER 8th ACCLAIMED SINGER-SONGWRITER’S LATEST —THE LIST — IS ONE OF THE MOST CRITICALLY EMBRACED ALBUMS OF THE YEAR
As critics begin to compile their annual Top 10 year-end round-ups, The List — the stunning covers collection from acclaimed singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash — is emerging as one of the best reviewed albums of 2009. Called everything from “superb” and “exquisite” to “an object lesson in inheritance,” The List has earned widespread praise from media outlets across the country, including NPR Music, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, the Associated Press, USA Today, Time, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, People, the Los Angeles Times, Billboard, Elle, Paste, Relix, American Songwriter, and the San Francisco Chronicle. The album, which debuted Top 5 on the Country chart, has also hit No. 1 on the Americana Airplay Top 10 chart.
Having already performed on NBC’s The Today Show and CBS’s The Late Show With David Letterman, and been featured on ABC’s highly rated prime-time TV special “In The Spotlight With Robin Roberts: Bright Lights. Big Stars. All Access Nashville,” Cash will perform on CBS’s The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on December 8th.
She will also follow up previous radio appearances on NPR’s “Fresh Air” and “Morning Edition,” American Public Media’s “A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor,” and KCRW’s signature daily music program “Morning Becomes Eclectic” by appearing on Don Imus’ syndicated radio and television program “Imus In The Morning” on December 1st. In addition, New York’s WFUV, Fordham University’s public radio station, has declared December 1st “Rosanne Cash Day,” and will devote their programming exclusively to her music. Cash was featured on NPR’s “The Legacy of The List — A World Cafe Thanksgiving Special with Rosanne Cash” over the holiday.
Check out what the critics have been saying about The List:
“These 12 covers are—by definition and necessity—timeless, and Cash’s performances give them room to breathe and shine.”
“…an object lesson in inheritance… Ms. Cash has a voice both dark and sweet, with a gentle but reliable vibrato, and she knows how to convey the quiet sting of heartache.”
—THE NEW YORK TIMES
“The disc showcases some of the best singing in Cash’s career.”
“How can one not get excited to hear Cash wrap that gorgeous, throaty alto around elite, time-tested material handpicked by the legendary Man in Black?”
“…sublime renderings of tunes her dad considered essential American gems. Cash not only infuses love into her delivery on the collection but also proves herself a supreme song stylist.”
“Long revered as a master songwriter, Rosanne is equally talented at reinterpretation, singing with such close-to-the-bone sincerity that you can’t help but think: like father, like daughter.”
“This is very much Cash’s show… ‘The List’ is a testament to both Cash Jr.’s vocal talents and Cash Sr.’s catholic taste.”
“Cash makes a loving tribute that honors tradition and gives these tunes her own spin.”
“She brings the wistful mood that’s infused much of her own writing to the material… spare yet elegant.”
—LOS ANGELES TIMES
“Although she’s a gifted songwriter, ‘The List’ is Cash’s first record of covers, and it’s exquisite.”
—SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
“At it’s core, country music is about life as it’s lived, not Hallmarked from complacency. In reaching into her past, Cash troubles the water and makes peace with who she is at her genetic core. To service it so faithfully is a marvel; to hear The List is a wonder.’” — AMERICAN SONGWRITER