Grammy Award-winning songwriter, Rosanne Cash visited Steinhardt’s Provincetown Playhouse on October 8th to talk shop with Phil Galdston, NYU faculty songwriter-in-residence, and share with students what drives her songwriting.
Cash and Galdston discussed her latest release, “The River and the Thread,” a collaboration with husband/co-writer/producer and arranger John Leventhal, which evokes a kaleidoscopic examination of the geographic, emotional, musical and historic landscape of the American South. The album debuted higher than any of her previous albums in the Billboard charts, and went on to receive three Grammy Awards earlier this year.
“Rosanne is not only one of the great songwriting talents of the past 30 years, she’s one of the best thinkers about the art and craft,” said Galdston.
The Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Sessions is a special program spearheaded by Galdston to provide students and the NYU community access to some of the world’s greatest songwriters in a live interview format. Previous guests have included Glenn Frey, Valerie Simpson, Gamble & Huff and David Byrne.