Cash Rules Everything


A secret about country music in 2014: Eric Church’s The Outsiders is getting the crossover critical love it deserves, but Rosanne Cash’s The River & the Thread is the best album of the year’s first month and a half, a journey through the Southern states that represents Americana in the most open sense of the term. Tonight, in conjunction with the Met’s ongoing “Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin” exhibition, the singer journeys back to her adopted hometown in order to play a show of music written and performed on father Johnny’s guitars. Hopefully that includes plenty of her own as well.

Sat., Feb. 22, 7 p.m., 2014