CD REVIEW: Laura Cash’s second solo album, ‘Awake But Dreaming’
Laura Cash had the good fortune to become the wife of John Carter Cash and daughter-in-law of the late Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. But her career as a singer and fiddler began at the opposite side of the country in her native Corvallis, Ore., long before she ever dreamed of being a part of one of Nashville’s legendary families.
In 1999, she was invited to play fiddle with June Carter Cash during a tour supporting the album “Press On.” It was on that tour that Laura Cash met her future husband. She later played on two Johnny Cash albums, “American III” and “American IV,” as well as June Carter Cash’s “Wildwood Flower.”
The big news this summer is the release of Laura Cash’s second solo album, “Awake But Dreaming” (Cash House Records), recorded at the family’s Cash Cabin Studio (her first album, “Among My Souvenirs,” came out in 2003). The self-produced album is a mix of bluegrass, swing and traditional country tunes from many of her favorite artists, among them Bob Wills, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams, Dolly Parton and, of course, Johnny Cash.
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