Concert time again! Hear Roseanne Cash and Nina Storey under the stars, while enjoying a picnic and glass of fine wine.
Rosanne Cash w/ Nina Storey
Friday, July 29 – York Street
Doors at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7 p.m.
The following pre-concert review is courtesy of Gardens’ member Rick Hum. Thanks, Rick!
Rosanne Cash is the eldest child of Johnny Cash and his first wife, Vivian Liberto; she was born in Memphis, Tennessee on May 24, 1955. After her parents separated she and her three sisters grew up in California. At 18 she joined her father’s road show, first as a wardrobe assistant, then as a background vocalist and occasional soloist. As part of The Johnny Cash Show she absorbed his influence along with that of his legendary touring show partners Carl Perkins and the Carter Family. June Carter later became Rosanne's stepmother when she married Cash in 1968.
Rosanne went on to study drama at Nashville's Vanderbilt University and at the Lee Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles before focusing on her music. Although Cash is often classified as a country artist, her music draws on many genres, including folk, pop, rock and blues. During the 1980s Rosanne’s touring and recording were curtailed while she raised four children. In 1990, Cash released the critically acclaimed, deeply personal Interiors which received the first of her three Grammy nominations for Best Contemporary Folk Album.
In 1998 Rosanne was working on Rules of Travel when she had to stop her recording sessions because she became pregnant and developed a polyp on her vocal cords. Unable to record, Cash focused on writing her children’s book Penelope Jane: A Fairy's Tale. The Rules of Travel album was completed in 2003 and was also nominated for a Grammy. In 2006 her third nominated album Black Cadillac was released; an album marked by the loss of her stepmother, June, and father, Johnny, who both died in 2003; and her mother, Vivian, who died as Rosanne finished the album in 2005. In 2009 Rosanne Cash released The List. She selected 12 songs from a list of 100 greatest country and American songs that Johnny Cash gave her when she was 18-years old.
Nina Storey is a singer/songwriter from Boulder. She blends and eclectic sound of blues, rock, funk and pop.
Storey had her share of setbacks on the way to attaining her dream of having a career in music. Physically, she overcame the aftereffects of a car accident that left her in pain even when she tried to sing. Another disappointment came when UCLA declined to admit her to its music program. Through it all, she had the support of two parents who are both artistic and musical--her dad, a sound engineer, and her mom, who was employed as a producer and writer.
The "Music Connection" said, “Nina Storey is . . . by far one of the most powerful and expressive voices in the business today. Combining poignant storytelling with memorable melodies, Storey delivers music that is first-rate and poised to take her place in the company of Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan.”