Michael Feinstein, host of NPR Music’s “Song Travels,” recently interviewed Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal about Cash’s new album The River and the Thread. Rosanne Cash, in-residence at the Library of Congress from December 5-7, 2013, will perform in two concerts and present a talk with U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. Here’s a special preview of Feinstein’s interview, including a performance of “The Sunken Lands” by Rosanne Cash:
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Special “In the Muse” preview of the Rosanne Cash Residency.
Audio used by permission of Michael Feinstein and South Carolina ETV
Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, five-time GRAMMY-nominated entertainer dubbed “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House and Hollywood Bowl, as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. He serves on the Library of Congress’ National Recording Preservation Board, ensuring the survival, conservation and public availability of America’s sound recording heritage. Feinstein earned his fifth GRAMMY Award nomination in 2009 for The Sinatra Project, his Concord Records CD celebrating the music of “Ol’ Blue Eyes.” The Sinatra Project, Volume II: The Good Life, was released last fall, in addition to the PBS concert special and DVD, The Sinatra Legacy. The first two seasons of his PBS TV series Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook are available on DVD. His NPR Radio series “Song Travels” is currently airing on public radio stations around the country. Recently, he released the CDs The Power of Two—collaborating with Glee and 30 Rock star Cheyenne Jackson—and Cheek to Cheek with Broadway legend Barbara Cook. Feinstein is Artistic Director of the Palladium Center for the Performing Arts, a three-theater venue in Carmel, Indiana. In 2010, he became the director of Jazz and Popular Song at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center.