Steve James

Cindy Cashdollar and Steve James on tour

Ashort tour before ResoSummit brought Cindy and veteran bluesman Steve James together in duet heaven last night at the Bull Run in Shirley, west of Boston. They've played and recorded together so much they're beautifully matched in tone, phrasing, harmonies; just an awesome show, with deep respect for old Delta blues and chestnuts from the likes of Milton Brown and the Brownies. She and Steve did a couple of their tunes from her record Slide Show. She played her metal-bodies and MA6, all sounding great.  My wife and I sat in the front row at a table with a couple her classmates from high school in Woodstock, NY, and even had the yearbook with a picture of the pre-reso Cindy. She had an all-girl band called Whiskey Before Breakfast.

Oh, she played a wonderful original, Waltz for Abilene, she composed for the Prairie Home Companion show - but it was truncated by a commercial break after 30 seconds. Get her to play it at RS - she hasn't recorded it yet.


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