Cindy Cashdollar

Slide Show
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Possessing a vibrant tone and impeccable intonation, Cindy Cashdollar is one of today’s finest steel and lap slide players. She honed her relentless sense of swing, crisp articulation, and sassy vibrato during a long stint with Asleep at the Wheel, and was recently inducted into the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame. On Slide Show, Cashdollar cuts loose with a host of musicians, including slide wizard Sonny Landreth, Dobro master Mike Auldridge, steel legend Herb Remington, and fingerpicker Jorma Kaukonen. Armed with

a roomful of instruments—tripleneck Remington and Fender console steels, Rickenbacker and Campbell lap steels, and National Tricone, Beard, and Dobro resonators—Cashdollar reveals her mastery of electric and acoustic blues, Western swing, moody instrumentals, and bayou R&B. Transparently recorded, she and her pals are panned apart in the stereo field, which makes it easy to appreciate their stunning musical interplay. New to lap slide or steel guitar? Start here. Silver Shot. —Andy Ellis