WANT TO GO?
WHERE: The Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth St.
WHEN: 10 p.m. Wednesday
INFO: 304-345-3914 or www.emptyglass.com
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- For an artist, having a famous parent can be kind of a mixed bag. There's a certain amount of name recognition that probably helps with getting work, but comparisons are endless and not always complimentary.
Chelsea Crowell, the daughter of Rodney Crowell and Rosanne Cash (herself the daughter of Johnny Cash), would know as well as anyone. With two records under her belt, the singer/songwriter is trying to find her way in the music world, largely on her own.
She's touring, playing bars and clubs, including The Empty Glass on Wednesday, and moving forward in search of a sustaining musical career and an artistic presence that's all her own.
The Gazz spoke to Crowell, who had just come back from the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.
Q:Where are you and where have you been?
A:"We're headed back toward Nashville. We've been on the road for about three weeks. We were in Austin, Jackson and Savannah. Every place has been very different. We did a couple of outside shows in Austin. Coming to West Virginia next week should be fun."