I first met Cindy Cashdollar when I was shooting the documentary film BRASS, GLASS, & STEEL: THE MAKING OF ARLEN ROTH’S SLIDE GUITAR SUMMIT. She was in the middle of a small tour with Sonny Landreth, and they were stopping in to record a few tunes with Arlen at Starr Ridge Studios in Brewster, NY. She was gracious, professional, and incredibly focused. A few months later, I saw Cindy was at a small club in Vermont, The Red Foxx Inn. She was still on tour with Sonny, and seeing her live was incredible. If you haven’t caught her yet, find the next gig and get to it.
Cindy was kind enough to have me at her home, where we kicked back on a gorgeous afternoon and reminisced about her career and being grounded by her parents during the Woodstock festival. She is proof that hard work and persistence pays off, as is evident by the long list of people she has played with; including Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Dave Alvin, Rod Stewart, Albert Lee, Asleep At The Wheel, Marcia Ball, Jorma Kaukonen, Leon Redbone, BeauSoleil, Daniel Lanois, Redd Volkaert, & Peter Rowan.
Special Mentions: : Time Out Of Mind, Asleep at the Wheel, Brass, Glass, & Steel: The Making Of Arlen Roth’s Slide Guitar Summit, Learn to Play Western Swing Steel Guitar #1, Learn to Play Western Swing Steel Guitar #2