Veteran roots musicians Dennis Cash of Autryville and Sherman Lee Dillon of Apex will appear together on April 17, 2015 at Detour Coffee House for their first public concert since announcing their collaboration as the duo DILLON CASH. While maintaining their long standing solo careers, Dillon and Cash will be working concerts together as well. Dillon and Cash made five informal videos of their... more
Veteran roots musicians Dennis Cash of Autryville and Sherman Lee Dillon of Apex will appear together on April 17, 2015 at Detour Coffee House for their first public concert since announcing their collaboration as the duo DILLON CASH. While maintaining their long standing solo careers, Dillon and Cash will be working concerts together as well. Dillon and Cash made five informal videos of their music together. These can be seen on YouTube and on http://shermanleedillon.com/home-page/videos/.' target='_blank'> http://shermanleedillon.com/home-page/videos/. The two work remarkably well together given that they come from different parts of the folk and roots music world. Dillon, Mississippi’s Blues Ambassador, performs central Mississippi blues from the Gulf Coast to Ontario, and also proves an excellent old-time musician. Cash, an excellent songwriter, led the bluegrass gospel ensemble Carolina Sonshine and has established himself as a premier interpreter of Carter Family songs.
North Carolina Bluegrass, Gospel, Folk and Old Time music song man, Cash is A native of Lynchburg, VA. He picked up his Dad's old arch top guitar around age 12. Using a mail order song book with a chord chart, he taught himself to play guitar. In his early twenties, Dennis took his first paying job as a musician as lead guitar player for a local country band. His musical endeavors crossed many genres, but he kept returning to the music he grew up with: the roots music of the Carter Family; traditional bluegrass, country, and the gospel. After arriving in North Carolina, Dennis and Wayne Ratley launched Carolina Sonshine in 1997. The band toured from Maine to Florida and as far west as Missouri and in Canada. Encouraged by friend and mentor Bill Clifton, Cash recorded Sing Me A Carter Family Song, which contains his interpretations of many fine songs introduced by the Carter Family. The title cut was written for the project by Tom T. and the late DixieHall. In August, 2014, Cash was inducted into America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame. More information about Cash can be found at http://www.denniscashmusic.com/.' target='_blank'> http://www.denniscashmusic.com/.
Genuine, authentic, down home and personal with songs and stories that are pure Americana, Sherman Lee Dillon is the real deal from central Mississippi. At the age of 16 Sherman left home outside Jackson and has been playing music professionally ever since. While many of his friends and partners went to Memphis, Nashville, New York, L.A., or hooked up with big names, Sherman took a less sensational but probably more rewarding road. Deciding to be a regional performer has actually worked quite well. Rufus Thomas, King Floyd, William Bell, McKinnley Mitchell, Sam Myers, J.T. Watkins (to mention a few) have called Sherman Lee to play with them when they were in the area. Sherman has performed in various configurations on shows with such notables as B.B. King, Johnny Winter, Koko Taylor, Little Milton and Bobby Rush. When Sandy Davis, Casting Director for O Brother, Where Art Thou?, came to Jackson she used him as a voice model, personal musical coach to Tim Blake Nelson (Delmar), and consulted him almost daily throughout their Mississippi filming. Sherman Lee represented the state of Mississippi as a finalist in the 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. For more about Sherman Lee Dillon, see www.shermanleedillon.com