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Rosanne Cash is coming to town, touring on her first album of original material in more than six years, and she brings a formidable load of heritage and artistry. The new record, The River & the Thread, characterized by minor keys, Southern Gothic grooves and deftly wrought lyrics, is an engrossing set, which ably showcases her deliberate, expressive style. It's a hard-earned sound, too, one she's been developing since she first joined her daddy's roadshow back in 1978 (oh, did we not mention she's Johnny's daughter?). But the decades have been rewarding, commercially and creatively, with dozens of Top 40 and No. 1 country hits, a shelf full of awards and, more recently, a respectable literary pedigree. Long story short, she brings more class and contemplative craft than you'd get out of a dozen Faith Hills.

Thu., Oct. 2, 8 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 10/02/14)

LA Weekly