In addition, check out a sample from our Rosanne Cash interview on her memoir Composed and on her work as both a writer and a musician:
Ignatian: Country and Folk music are rooted, more emphatically than most genres, in a tradition of storytelling. Do you think that this has affected your career as both a musician and writer?
Rosanne Cash: "Oh, sure. And also, in the work of the songwriters who are mentors to me, and who I revered, there was always...if there wasn't a narrative arc to the songs, there was at least an ambiance that gave rise to a story for the writer to superimpose over. There was storytelling even when there wasn't a narrative, and there were clearly defined scenes. It wasn't just about themes; it wasn't just about loves lost and love found, and lust, as in a lot of pop music. So, that's been inspiring and I always revered those songwriters who did that really well."