Rosanne Cash to Speak and Perform at WAMFEST

Madison, N.J. (April 21, 2009) – Rosanne Cash will appear at Fairleigh Dickinson University to present “Fact Versus Fiction, Memoir and Song: A Conversation and Performance” on May 6, 2009 from 4-6 p.m. in Hennessy Hall (the Mansion). Wesley Stace (stage name John Wesley Harding) will moderate. 

Cash, a Grammy-winning singer/songwriter and author, will read from her memoirs, which she in the process of writing. Her fourteen record albums, released over the last twenty-five years, have charted eleven number-one singles and earned her numerous accolades for both songwriting and performance. Cash penned “Bodies of Water” a collection of nine short stories.


Cash recorded her first U.S. album, “Right Or Wrong”, in 1979. In the following 10 years, Cash released “Seven Year Ache”, which yielded both country and crossover hits, “Rhythm and Romance”, a widely-acclaimed fusion of country and pop and “King's Record Shop”, which generated four number one singles. She was named Billboard's Top Singles Artist in 1988.

Her most recent album, “Black Cadillac”, was released in January 2006, and was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album. 

John Wesley Harding has released fifteen albums, ranging from traditional folk to full on pop music. His most recent pop release in 2004, “Adam’s Apple” was dubbed, “the finest album of his career” by the All Music Guide. He has been joined on stage by numerous musicians, including Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, John Prine, Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez, Peter Buck, and Evan Dando, amongst others. His first novel “Misfortune” was released in 2004 and was listed as one of’s Top Ten Novels of the Year. 

Stace has been touring the nation with Eugene Mirman as the headliners of the star-studded “Cabinet of Wonders” show, in which several of their friends have performed with them, including Cash. 

Tickets to the event are extremely limited and anyone interested should email for more information. Hennessy Hall (The Mansion) is located at 285 Madison Avenue, Madison N.J., 07940. 

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