When your last name is Cash and you’re a singer-songwriter, you’ll be pulling a golden-but-loaded weight behind you all your life. For every success story born of privilege, there are five tragic tales of warning of the burden of excess and expectation.
That’s how it could have turned out for Rosanne Cash, daughter of the legendary, late Johnny Cash and stepdaughter of June Carter of the iconic Carter family. Instead, after a brief detour into the excessive side of life (she’s been open about her substance abuse, for which she sought treatment in 1984), the Grammy Award-winning musician and celebrated essayist has spent the last three decades pursuing the proverbial happy medium: establishing herself in her own right and reckoning her impressive and vast musical lineage. —Andrea Warner
Approx. 1 hour, 30 minutes. Part of Spoleto Festival USA.