Rosanne Cash, Lucy Kaplansky among best songwriter concerts coming to Tampa Bay

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click to enlarge Rosanne Cash, who plays Capitol Theatre in Clearwater, Florida on April 26, 2019. - ShoreFire Media
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Rosanne Cash, who plays Capitol Theatre in Clearwater, Florida on April 26, 2019.

Rosanne Cash’s name screams country, her new record  dips into pop and sprinkles in hints of jazz as part of a package that’s deeply contemplative and more than able to stand up to the excellence of the 63-year-old songwriter’s three-time Grammy Award-winning 2014 album, The River & the Thread. Cash is set to play a lot of the new LP at this April 26 Capitol Theatre show where she’ll also share tunes from the Norma Rae musical she’s working on with John Leventhal. More information on this gig is available via

Lucy Kaplansky — a darling of NPR, the BBC and New York Times — is still celebrating the release of her 2018 album (Everyday Street), which adds another piece to an already accomplished career that’s found the 59-year-old Chicago native blending folk and pop with ease. She plays the intimate Craftsman House gallery on Sunday, April 28, and advance tickets are recommended. Get info via


April 26, Geri X (Nebraska Mini-Mart, Tampa)
April 26, Heather Gillis (Ella's Americana Folk Art Café, Tampa)
April 28, Kendra Morris w/Savants of Soul/Shawn Kyle (Hooch and Hive, Tampa)
April 28, Jack Sprouse w/Will Quinlan ( Independent Bar and Café, Tampa)
May 1, Geri X w/Brett Newski & the No Tomorrow (The Bends, St. Petersburg)
April 28, 37th Annual Friends of Florida Folk Fest w/Rebecca Zepen/Bill & Eli Perras/James Hawkins/Frank & Lisa Thomas/more (Safety Harbor Arts and Music Center, Safety Harbor)


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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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