Episode #537

Cash, Kerouac, Reggae

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Saturday, September 11, 2004

Kurt Andersen and singer Rosanne Cash talk about being an artist in the shadow of a famous and talented parent. Rosanne performs for us in the studio and shares what it was like to grow up with Johnny Cash (who died on September 12 of last year). We’ll hear Jan Kerouac's poem for Jack Kerouac, the father she met only twice. The daughter of poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes tells us how she found her own voice, and we visit backstage with five sons of Bob Marley before a tribute concert to the reggae legend.


Rosanne Cash

Special Guest: Rosanne Cash

Kurt Andersen and singer Rosanne Cash talk about being an artist in the shadow of a famous and talented parent.

Rosanne Cash is a Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and author. Over the last twenty years she’s released eleven albums which have earned her several #1 hits. Last year she ...


Frieda Hughes

Frieda Hughes was only two years old when her mother, Sylvia Plath, committed suicide. She was raised by an equally famous poet — her father, Ted Hughes. Frieda herself became a poet, and she has had to jostle with her parents' reputations and 40 years of ...


The Marley Brothers

Bob Marley was the undisputed king of reggae music. When he died of cancer in 1981 he was just 36 years old. Marley left behind many songs, a legion of adoring fans, and quite a few talented children to carry on his legacy. This summer, for the first ...


Jan Kerouac

Writer Jack Kerouac was best known for his 1957 book On the Road, and the free spirited Beat was nobody’s family man. Jan Kerouac only met her father twice, and as an adult she struggled to understand him. In 1989 Jan heard an archival recording of ...


September When It Comes

Rosanne Cash performs "September When It Comes" in Studio 360, from her 2003 album Rules of Travel.


Forty Shades of Green

Rosanne Cash Performs her father’s song "Forty Shades of Green" in Studio 360, from his 1963 album Ring of Fire.


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