Making a Scene Presents an interview with Ray Cashman
Some folks play the blues while some write about it and present it as their own because it is. Ray Cashman is the latter. This guy is the real deal. His songs are on the radio around the world and his European show date list alone would be the envy of anybody looking to expand internationally. Yet the man who had moved away to Austin and then on to Nashville returned his roots in Southeastern Texas. The music down his way is referred to as gulf coast gumbo as it is made up of multiple regional influences both current and from the past.
Cashman has had his music featured in NBC sitcom ” Council Of Dads” and Tribeca production movie ” The Good House” starring Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline. Cashman’s 2007 release Texassippi Stomp which featured Jimbo Mathus,(Squirrel Nut Zippers, Buddy Guy) was widely praised and placed on a number of critics year end best of lists for blues recordings. Cashman has toured England, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary and the USA from the Gulf Coast to Canada and sea to shining sea. Cashman has performed at such notable festivals as SXSW- TX, Swing Wespelaar- BE, Drijf in Blues festival- NL, King Biscuit Blues Festival – AR, Le Blues Autour Du Zinc- FR, Juke Joint Festival-MS, Lucca Blues Festival- IT, Deep Blues festival-MS. Cashman has released 8 full albums with the latest being 2020’s highly praised “Palmetto & Pine”. After living for over 20 years in music cities such as Austin and Nashville, Cashman resides in the Sam Houston National Forest just outside of Montgomery, TX.