Boston, MA (April 1, 2019) – The Boch Center and The Bowery Presents announced that singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash and visionary artist, producer and guitarist Ry Cooder are bringing their extraordinary collaboration, Cash and Cooder on Cash: The Music of Johnny Cash, to the Boch Center Wang Theatre on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 8:00PM. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 5 at 10:00AM.
The collaboration will bring to life a sublime tribute to Johnny Cash, featuring heartfelt personal interpretations of gems from his treasure-filled songbook. The seed was planted for these two incomparable artists to partner when SFJAZZ selected Cash as a Resident Artistic Director for their 2017 & 2018 seasons. “When I was planning my residency in San Francisco, I couldn’t stop thinking about Ry,” she says. “He and I had only performed together a few times over the years, just a song or two and it always left me wanting more. Knowing his general reticence to perform just for the sake of getting on stage and his impeccably high standards, I held back. I was nervous. Finally, I got up my courage and asked him if he wanted to make up a show – anything at all – and I offered a few ideas. He brushed off my initial thoughts, and said, ‘What springs to mind is a show of your dad’s songs. What else can I say?’ When Ry suggested it, oddly, I didn’t even hesitate. I said ‘Okay, let’s do Johnny.’ I told him that he was the only person on the planet I would do a show of Johnny Cash songs with. When I said that, I felt quite overcome with feeling. I knew I had waited for the right person, the right reason and the right place.”
Cooder recalls, “I was in the 4th grade and things were not looking up. Then one day they played ‘Hey Porter’ on the aircraft worker’s radio station. In those days you heard Bob Wills and Webb Pierce, which was good, but Johnny was something different. It was like a hand reached out from my little Sears radio and grabbed me by the shirt and said, ‘you’re coming with me now.’ That was 63 years ago. So when Rosanne said, ‘Okay, let’s do Johnny,’ I said, ‘I think I’m ready.’”
Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, April 5 at 10:00AM and will be available at the Boch Center Box Office, www.bochcenter.org, by calling (800) 982-ARTS (2787) and via Ticketmaster.
WHAT: Cash and Cooder on Cash: The Music of Johnny Cash
WHEN: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 8:00PM
WHERE: Boch Center Wang Theatre
TICKETS ON SALE: Friday, April 5, 2019 at 10:00AM
TICKETS: Tickets start at $49.00
Tickets are available at the Boch Center Box Office, www.bochcenter.org, by phone at 800.982.ARTS and via Ticketmaster.
About the Boch Center
The Boch Center is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts institutions and a guardian of the historic Wang and Shubert Theatres. As New England’s largest cultural venue, the Boch Center is home to theater, classical and popular music, dance, comedy, opera, Broadway musicals, family entertainment, and more.
Located in Boston’s historic Theater District, the Boch Center also offers a diverse mix of educational and community outreach initiatives, including the and ; collaborates with artists and local nonprofit arts organizations; preserves historic venues; and acts as a champion for Greater Boston’s arts and cultural community. Learn more at .
About The Bowery Presents
The Bowery Presents, a partner of AEG Presents, is the leading East Coast concert promoter, whose mission is to bring the best artists to New York City, Boston, Philadelphia and beyond while providing an excellent concert experience for both fans and artists. Since its inception, The Bowery Presents has been a purveyor of true artist development and consistently strives to work with artists like LCD Soundsystem, My Morning Jacket, Mumford & Sons, and Sam Smith to grow from performing in intimate clubs to performing in sold-out arenas. As a trusted industry tastemaker, The Bowery Presents produces dynamic entertainment experiences at dozens of venues nationally, presenting thousands of shows annually. For more information, visit www.bowerypresents.com.