Rosanne Cash’s April 1, 2014 Frederick Reads author visit to JBK Theater drew a standing-room only crowd that included students, faculty, staff and community members. A special Musical Dialogue performed in Ms. Cash’s honor in the FCC Studio Theater followed the JBK visit.

The event was attended by music majors, faculty, administrators, Elizabeth Cromwell (Frederick County Public Libraries, Chairwoman of Frederick Reads), Darrell Batson (Frederick County Public Libraries, Director), Tiffany Tomlin (Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau Director), and Danny Kahn( manager for Ms. Cash.)

Eight student, faculty, and staff musicians performed songs informed by Ms. Cash’s body of work and her  Jan. 2014 CD “The River and the Thread” that celebrates the forces of family and place that shape our lives. Performances also sought to express, in their own words, how their performances connected to the 2014 Frederick Reads Theme, “The Music of Language.”

Musical Dialogue Performers included:
Olivia Bishop (Student)
Jessica Bowers (Adjunct Faculty)
Jacki Claypool (Student)
Charlie Cottingham (Faculty)
Rebecca Kavage Adams (Faculty)
Wes Merchant (Staff)
Helen Narboneta (Student)
Olivia Bishop (Student)