Johnny Cash

Rosanne Cash: The List

Nov 13, 2015
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Airs Friday, November 13 at 10 p.m. When she was 18 years old, Rosanne Cash was given a list of "100 Essential Country Songs" by her father Johnny.  For her latest album she picked a baker's dozen of them and recorded "The List," re-interpreting these classics in her own inimitable way. In this one-hour special, Rosanne, producer John Leventhal, singer/songwriter Laura Cantrell and Rolling Stone magazine's Anthony DeCurtis delve into the history and writers of these songs, offering a new perspective on some of the milestones of American Music.

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Airs Friday, April 3, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we feature a brand new release from the Johnny Cash Archives plus new tunes by Paul Ruske, Arianna Savall, Anders Osbourne, Della Mae, and Antje Duvekot plus tracks from Allison Crowe, Alabama Shakes, and Curtis Mayfield. Then, in our concert hour, Rod MacDonald takes the stage at Leu Gardens in Orlando Florida, and in our final hour we "Catch this cloud" with tracks from Chelsea Lynn LaBate, Ash RA Temple, Abbie Gardner & Anthony da Costa, Jeffrey Foucault, Cat Power and the Hold Steady.

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Airs Friday, February 27, at 9 p.m. Sister Rosetta Tharp electrified 1930s audiences with her singing and guitar playing. "The Godmother of Rock and Roll" influenced the music of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, and Johnny Cash. Plus, a celebration of the "Affrilachian Poets". And, accents can be endearing but southern and African American students often pay a price in the classroom for their dialects.

Caravan: Rod MacDonald

Jan 17, 2014
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Airs Friday, January 17 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we feature a brand new release from the Johnny Cash Archives plus new tunes by Paul Ruske, Arianna Savall, Anders Osbourne, Della Mae, and Antje Duvekot plus tracks from Allison Crowe, Alabama Shakes, and Curtis Mayfield. Then, in our concert hour, Rod MacDonald takes the stage at Leu Gardens in Orlando Florida, and in our final hour we "Catch this cloud" with tracks from Chelsea Lynn LaBate, Ash RA Temple, Abbie Gardner & Anthony da Costa, Jeffrey Foucault, Cat Power and the Hold Steady.

Johnny Cash: The Man In Black

Sep 1, 2012
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Airs Friday, August 31 at 9:00 p.m. Johnny Cash became the stuff of legend over his long and storied career. Born in Arkansas and reared in fields of cotton, he was also raised on Gospel music and radio. The struggles of the depression that his and other families endured would ring through much of his music. He would become a champion for many who didn't have one. As his career progressed and would use his fame and status to bring changes and awareness of the plight of many, including prisoners, Native Americans, as well as the poor and downtrodden. Join us for this hour long look at Johnny Cash's politics and influence on American Culture. "Till things are brighter, I'm the Man in Black" sang Johnny Cash. He was an American with open eyes, aware of the state of the world, and he cared deeply. Cash shared his opinions on politics without hesitation or compromise, and people listened. His influence helped open the way for artists to express their feelings and views without fear. Rodney Crowell hosts this hour long tribute to The Man In Black.

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