Photo of Nashville Cats's Cindy Cashdollar holding a Steel Guitar
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Nashville Cats: Steel Guitarist Cindy Cashdollar


2:30-4:00 pm

1 Hr 30 Min

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Dobro and lap steel guitarist Cindy Cashdollar, which is her birth name, grew up in Woodstock, New York, where she was part of the blues and folk scenes, playing with local legends John Herald, Paul Butterfield, and Rick Danko and Levon Helm of the Band. After working with Leon Redbone in the late 1980s, Cashdollar moved to Texas in 1992 to join western swing group Asleep at the Wheel.

During her ten years with the band, Cashdollar appeared on Austin City Limits, recorded seven albums, won five Grammys, and collaborated with legendary musicians such as Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton. Since leaving Asleep at the Wheel to pursue a wider variety of musical styles, Cashdollar has toured and recorded with a long list of notable artists including Ryan Adams, Marcia Ball, BeauSoleil, Bob Dylan, Sonny Landreth, Albert Lee, Van Morrison, Pinetop Perkins, Rod Stewart, and Dwight Yoakam.

In 2011, she was the first woman to be inducted into the Texas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame, and she was inducted into the Texas Music Hall of Fame in 2012. Her latest album, Waltz for Abilene, was released in 2020. This interview and performance will be illustrated with archival photos, recordings, and film clips.

Ford Theater. Included with Museum admission. Program ticket required. Free to Museum members.

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