Singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash is set to take the stage at Flatbread Company this Tuesday, July 1, for a benefit concert for the Save the Gay Head Lighthouse Committee. In addition, Vineyard resident and stage and screen star Tony Shalhoub will auction off a series of items during the evening.
Ms. Cash’s newest CD, The River and The Thread, has received rave reviews from various publications. “It’s an album we’ll be looking at in December when it’s time to single out the most powerful works of 2014,” said the Los Angeles Times. “Cash matches styles to stories, showing her mastery of Southern music’s many dialects,” wrote NPR music.
The daughter of country music legend Johnny Cash, she was born in Memphis and has lived in New York City since 1991. She also has Massachusetts maritime roots. Some of her ancestors settled in Salem in the 17th century, and some were among prominent whaling families on Nantucket.
The Gay Head Lighthouse is at risk as it sits 46 feet from the edge of an eroding cliff, according to gayheadlight.org. It was recently designated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, and geological experts advise it should be moved within the next year. The fundraising goal for the project is $3 million.
Tickets are $200 in advance from Alley’s General Store, Aquinnah Town Hall, Midnight Farm, and ticketsmv.com, and $250 at the door. Doors open at 8 pm. For more information, visit gayheadlight.org.