As evidenced by its own choirs and instrumental groups, Goshen College knows music. This affinity for the musical arts is also observed through the college’s Performing Arts Series, in which a lineup of talented artists come to campus and perform.On Friday, Goshen College will welcome Rosanne Cash, a Grammy winning artist, to Sauder Hall.
Cash, the daughter of country music legend Johnny Cash, was born on May 24, 1955 in Nashville, Tennessee; the heart of country music. Johnny Cash is considered a father of country music and has produced hits such as “I Walk the Line” and “Folsom PrisonBlues.”
After graduating from high school in 1973, Cash began following her father on tour. However, rather than being stuck in her father’s shadow, Cash forged her own legacy, which includes chart-topping singles and several awards.
Her 1986 song “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me” won Best Female Country Vocal Performance, to add to years of popular singles such as “Never Be You” and “Seven Year Ache.”
Moreover, Cash has
managed to continue her string of award-winning releases all the way into the 2010s.
Her 2014 Americana album “The River & The Thread” received three Grammy awards. Other accolades include being inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and receiving the American Federation of Televison and Radio Artists’ Lifetime Achievement Award for sound recording.
Cash’s Goshen concert will center around her recent album—“The River & The Thread.”
Maryn Munley, performance venue production manager, said, “The Goshen College Music Center mission is ‘enriched lives and enhanced community through quality artistic programming and educational opportunities for all.’”
She said, “The Performing Arts Series is part of realizing that mission for our students as well as the wider community.”
When asked about whether she thinks these types of concerts expand Goshen students’ music base, Munley said, “Bringing in artists with musical prowess, like Rosanne Cash, benefit our entire community by expanding the range of music with which they connect. It also engages the audience in the transformative, common experience of masterful art.”
Munley added, “Choral Terrace seats are only $20 for Rosanne Cash this Friday, people!” Cash represents one of many accomplished artists visiting Goshen in a series which also includes performers such as Ira Glass, Bobby McFerrin and Béla Fleck. Goshen students have several opportunities to see these performances beginning with Cash this Friday, January 29.
Munley said, “Cash has many accolades from an impressive career, [but] my favorite aspect of her music is that it is very human. She reflects the human condition in a beautiful and challenging way, and that is really what I want from art.”