Rosanne Cash

As the daughter of country music icon Johnny Cash and a musician parent herself, Rosanne is the perfect fit for this podcast. She’s won multiple Grammys, she’s had two gold records, and in 2015 she was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. She’s also a great writer. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Mother Jones and Rolling Stone, and she wrote a beautiful memoir which I read and loved. She’s also the mother of four children. In this episode we discuss how growing up as a child of a touring musician affected her career choices, how she structured her time when her kids were young, touring with the Carter Family, how to deal with maternal guilt, and gun control activism as an extension of mothering. I spoke with Rosanne in my home studio in Portland, OR in November of 2017.