Rosanne Cash Book Tour Plus TV and Radio Appearances

Rosanne Cash has announced a media blitz and book tour in support of her forthcoming book "Composed". Here is the announcement: Rosanne Cash shares her recollections growing up as Johnny Cash's eldest daughter and coming into her own as a performer, daughter, and mother in a long-awaited memoir, entitled Composed (Viking), which will go on sale August 10th, 2010.

The same day, Cash will embark on a multi-city book tour to read selections from Composed, sign copies, and perform a few songs at select stops. Attendees will be treated to personal anecdotes from Cash's extraordinary life that she tells in Composed with the trademark intelligence, compassion, humor, and honesty that also informs her songwriting.

Composed has already attracted praise from Kirkus, which called it "beautifully written meditations on love, death, family, and redemption" in its starred review, and Publishers Weekly, which called it "a rare treat" that "sheds clear light on her talent and drive" in its starred review. Composed has also been praised by songwriter Elvis Costello, who calls it "extraordinarily and dauntingly honest" and by Cash's fellow authors, Bill Flanagan (Evening's Empire), Daniel J. Levitin (This Is Your Brain on Music), and Adriana Trigiani (best-selling author of the Big Stone Gap series and Brava, Valentine), who calls it "a lush and glorious memoir that is wise and knowing, humorous and full of hope."

Cash will make a number of media appearances in support of Composed. On August 10th, she will be interviewed on Good Morning America and perform a song from her first-ever covers album, The List, which was released in October 2009. A frequent guest on NPR, Cash will also be interviewed for "All Things Considered" in a segment airing the week of August 10th, and on WAMU's "The Diane Rehm Show" on August 12th. She will also perform as a duo with her husband and guitarist John Leventhal at Southold High School in Southold, NY, on August 21st (after which she will sign copies of Composed), as well as with her band at the Minnesota State Fair on August 30th and the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on October 2nd.

The List has been nominated for "Album of the Year" by The Americana Music Association, which will announce the 2010 winners in a ceremony held September 9th at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Cash will attend and perform at the event.

Book tour

August 10* Barnes & Noble, Union Square 33 E. 17th St., New York, NY 7 p.m.

August 11 Sixth & I Synagogue 600 I St., NW Washington, DC 7 p.m.

August 12 Philadelphia Free Library 1901 Vine St. Philadelphia, PA 7:30 p.m.

August 13 Meredith College 3800 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 7:30 p.m.

August 14 Sam's Club 2901-A Clairmont Rd. Atlanta, GA 2 p.m.

August 14* Agnes Scott College 141 E. College Ave., Decatur, GA 7 p.m.

August 16 Saban Theater 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 7:30 p.m.

August 17 Borders 3700 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 7 p.m.

August 18 Dominican Univ. of California 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael, CA 7:30 p.m.

August 19* The Bagdad Theater 3702 Se Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 7 p.m.

October 10 Church of the Messiah 6436 Montgomery St., Rt 9, Rhinebeck, NY 2 p.m.

* denotes that appearance will feature a short acoustic performance.

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