Few artists have had the opportunity to reinvent themselves as much as Rosanne Cash has over her long career, which began when she joined his father’s touring band as a background vocalist back in the late ’60s (she’s Johnny’s oldest daughter with his first wife, Vivian). Starting in the late ’70s as a country-pop singer, she had her first breakthrough hit in 1981 with “Seven Year Ache,” which topped both the country and mainstream charts. She had a successful country career until the late ’80s, when she relocated to New York, attended graduate school, remarried and began a parallel career as a fiction and essay writer. Cash broke with the country-music scene, releasing highly personal material, beginning with 1990’s Interiors. Today, Cash continues to record and tour on a regular basis. She’s still touring in support of her 2006 album, Black Cadillac, but she’s scheduled to release a new album in the fall. She performs at 8 p.m. at the Kent Stage (175 E. Main St., Kent, 330.677.5005). Tickets: $30 advance, $35 day of show. — Ernest Barteldes
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