On Monday, June 20, songwriters and authors Rosanne Cash and Joe Henry will share the ALOUD stage for Composed: The Intersection of Poetry and Song. The GRAMMY Award-winning artists will muse on the transcendent power of language and music and treat the audience to a special live performance. Before the duo serenade Central Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium, listen in on some great moments from their past work below.
Performing from her most recent album, Rosanne Cash visits KCRW’s Apogee Studios Sessions in 2014 and talks about the poetry behind the title of the album, The River and the Thread.
In honor of Father’s Day this Sunday, here’s a sweet duet with Rosanne and her father from a family celebration.
Rosanne transforms a country western standard as she covers “Pancho and Lefty” in a tribute to Willie Nelson.
Joe Henry pulls up a chair for a NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert.
From his 2014 album, The Invisible Hour, Joe’s video of “Slide.”
Paying homage to a classic ballad made famous by the likes of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson (who wrote the song), Joe performs the sobering “Sunday Morning Coming Down.”