FRI. JUNE 14, 2019 – RAY CASHMAN / JOHN EGAN

  • By mrsmusic40
  • April 9, 2019
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RAY CASHMAN

Ray Cashman is a blues singer, songwriter and guitarist, who performs mainly solo or  with a electric band. Armed with a National guitar, stomp box and a Fender amp he performs a blues gumbo repertoire that can conjure up the ghosts of the Mississippi delta. Cashman grew up outside of Conroe, TX, listening to older black men play guitar, sing and drink. “They would sell us BBQ sandwiches and Budweiser beer. We would sit around and listen to them play music and tell stories”, and the influences of that are certainly everywhere in his music.

Filled with years of experience from travel and inspirations of Southern Gothic literature his songs are filled with passion and feelings and honesty and subtly be damned.

Cashman’s 2007 release Texassippi Stomp which featured Jimbo Mathus,( Squirell Nut Zippers, Buddy Guy) was widely praised and placed on a number of critics year end best of lists for blues recordings.  Since 2003 Cashman has toured England, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain and the USA from the Gulf Coast to Canada and sea to shining sea. Cashman has released 6 full lenth albums with the latest being 2016 “Slow Drag”. 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.

JOHN EGAN

Musician John Egan has a unique sound ranging from traditional country blues to a more modern songwriter style.  He is a masterfully skilled guitar player who uses poetic lyrics and vintage resonator guitars to create an expressive personal music. Often performing solo, Egan’s guitar style includes, in effect, playing bass, lead, and percussion, all at the same time. He says, “the rarefied air where Lightnin’ Hopkins met Townes Van Zandt serves as an inspiration and an ideal.” He has immersed himself into his music resulting in a wide body of work that documents the progression of an artistic life.  Garnering local acclaim and a mention in the New York Times,  Egan’s last two releases set the stage for a return to his roots.  On Magnolia City he produces a 10-song collection featuring just his voice,
stomping boots, and a National Steel guitar that focuses on his live playing and songwriting.  

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