Cindy Cashdollar

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Cindy Cashdollar
OriginWoodstock, New York, U.S.
GenresAmeripolitan, bluegrass , western swing
Occupation(s)Musician, guitarist
InstrumentsSteel guitar, Dobro
Associated actsAsleep at the Wheel

Cindy Cashdollar is an American non-pedal steel guitar and Dobro musician. She grew up in Woodstock, New York, where she perfected her skills by playing with bluegrass musician John Herald, blues musician Paul Butterfield, and Levon Helm and Rick Danko of The Band.[1] After residing in Austin, Texas, for 23 years, she has now returned to her native Woodstock, New York.

Cashdollar received five Grammy awards while playing for eight years with Asleep at the Wheel, and has also backed such noted performers as Bob Dylan, Leon Redbone, Redd Volkaert and Ryan Adams as a member of his band The Cardinals. In 2003, the Academy of Western Artists recognized Cashdollar as Instrumentalist of the Year Award in the Western Swing Music genre.[2] She was inducted into The Austin Chronicle Hall of Fame in 2011–12.[3][4]

She authored a series of instructional videos on her instruments and released her first solo album, Slide Show, in 2004. During the fall of 2004 she was a member of Ryan Adams's band The Cardinals playing the steel guitar live on stage. She also went into the studio with this band and played on the album Cold Roses, although she did not tour the album with Adams & The Cardinals and was replaced in 2005 by Jon Graboff.[citation needed]

From 2005 to 2008, Cashdollar played with Elana James, Redd Volkaert (and, sometimes, Nate Rowe), as The High Flyers, appearing on A Prairie Home Companion twice, as well as playing Austin area venues.[5][6][7][8]

In 2006, she toured with Van Morrison promoting his country and western album, Pay the Devil. She appeared with him at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, on September 15, 2006 (subsequently released on Val Morrison's Live at Austin City Limits Festival limited edition recording), and on the television show Austin City Limits featuring Van Morrison, broadcast in November 2006. Cashdollar plays steel guitar on two of the tracks on Morrison's March 2008 studio album, Keep It Simple. She is an eponymous member of Dave Alvin's 2009 project, Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women.[citation needed]


Released Title Band/Artist Label
2003 Slide Show Cindy Cashdollar Silver Shot Records
2009 Bootleg Series 8 Bob Dylan Sony BMG
1997 Time Out of Mind Bob Dylan Columbia
2008 Miss Understood Carolyn Wonderland Bismeaux Productions
2009 Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women Yep Roc Records
2008 Peace, Love & BBQ Marcia Ball Alligator Records
2008 Loaded The Waybacks Compass Records
2008 Keep It Simple Van Morrisson Lost Highway
2008 Dulcinea Tremoloco Casa Julia Records
2009 That Old Mercer Magic JaLaLa Dare Records
2005 Cold Roses Ryan Adams and The Cardinals Lost Highway
2001 The Very Best of Asleep at the Wheel Asleep at the Wheel Relentless / Nashville
1999 Ride with Bob Asleep at the Wheel Dreamworks
1997 Back to the Future Now (Live) Asleep at the Wheel Lucky Dog
1997 Merry Texas Christmas Ya'll Asleep at the Wheel High Street Records
1995 The Wheel Keeps on Rollin' Asleep at the Wheel Capitol
1994 Still Swingin' Asleep at the Wheel Liberty
1993 Tribute to the Music of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys Asleep at the Wheel Liberty
2009 Shadow on the Ground James Hand Rounder Records
2009 Texas Sheiks Geoff Muldaur And The Texas Sheiks Tradition & Moderne
2004 Gitane Cajun BeauSoleil Vanguard
2006 Hammer Of The Honky-Tonk Gods Bill Kirchen Proper
2006 Disciples of the Truth Burrito Deluxe Luna Chica Records
1998 Down at the Sky-Vue Drive In Don Walser Watermelon Records
1996 Texas Tophand Don Walser Watermelon Records
1994 Rolling Stone from Texas Don Walser Watermelon Records
2000 Fast Texas Steve James Burnside
2000 Boom Chang Steve James Burnside
1996 Art and Grit Steve James Burnside
2011 Future Blues Johnny Nicholas Bona Dea Music / The People's Label
2005 Livin' With the Blues Johnny Nicholas Topcat Records
2009 Western Bling Stephanie Davis Recluse Records
1998 Pearls in the Snow: A Tribute to the Songs of Kinky Friedman Kinky Friedman Tribute Artists Kinkajou
1999 Swingland Omar & the Howlers Black Top Records
1999 Dance Hall Dreams Rosie Flores Rounder Records
2011 The Bordertown Bootleggers The Bordertown Bootleggers Tonepoet
2002 South of Lafayette Artie Traum Roaring Stream Records
1993 Letters from Joubee Artie Traum Narada
1986 Cayenne Artie Traum Rounder Records
1999 The Cajun Allstars Chez Les Cajuns Narada
2008 Beautiful World Eliza Gilkyson Red House
1991 Struck by Lightning Graham Parker RCA Records
1997 Crazy Moon Hans Theessink Blue Groove
1994 Whistling in the Wind Leon Redbone Private Music
1992 Up a Lazy River Leon Redbone Private Music
1991 Sugar Leon Redbone Private Music
1988 No Regrets Leon Redbone Private Music
1987 Christmas Island Leon Redbone Private Music
1996 Bicycle Livingston Taylor Pony Canyon
1991 Our Turn to Dance Livingston Taylor Pony Canyon
1997 Swing The Manhattan Transfer Atlantic Records
2012 Oliver Rajamani Oliver Rajamani Rajamani Productions
1994 Tree on a Hill Peter Rowan and the Rowan Brothers Sugar Hill
1996 Buffalo Zen Rex Foster Agarita
2013 Old-Fashioned Gal The Carper Family Trade Root Music
2005 A Heart Wide Open Tish Hinojosa Valley Entertainment
2010 Southern Filibuster: a Tribute to Tut Taylor Various Dobro players E1 Entertainment
2003 Elf Original Soundtrack Elf (film) Soundtrack New Line Records
1998 Horse Whisperer Original Soundtrack The Horse Whisperer (film) Soundtrack MCA
2012 This is 40 Original Soundtrack This Is 40 (film) Soundtrack Capitol

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated Work Result
2014 Ameripolitan Music Awards The Mooney Award Cindy Cashdollar Won
2016 Americana Music Honors & Awards Instrumentalist of the Year Cindy Cashdollar Nominated


  1. ^ "Cindy Cashdollar, Dobro and Steel Guitar : Cindy's Biography". Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "Academy Of Western Artists, Western Swing Past Winners". Retrieved 2014-11-09.
  3. ^ "Austin Music Awards". Retrieved 2014-11-09.
  4. ^ Moser, Margaret (December 30, 2011). "One, Two, Tres, Cuatro". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2014-11-09.
  5. ^ Caligiuri, Jim (March 3, 2006). "Elana James". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2014-11-09.
  6. ^ "A Prairie Home Companion". June 10, 2006. Retrieved 2014-11-09.
  7. ^ "A Prairie Home Companion". January 12, 2008. Retrieved 2014-11-09.
  8. ^ "Visit Flyers Land at Susanna's Kitchen". Retrieved 2014-11-09.

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