From “The Other Woman”

From “The Other Woman”

Mar 21

I recently played out my musical conflicts on stage, in a new cabaret that mixes folk music performance with my other great love: the musical theater. Accompanied by Haim Tukachinsky on piano (when I wasn’t playing my guitar), “The Other Woman” was a vocal and dramatic stretch for me… and, it seems, a delight for the audience. Here are a couple of videos from that first...

The Power of Two

The Power of Two

Feb 22

For years, I’ve been living a double life.  Mild-mannered, coffeehouse-frequenting folksinger on the one hand, stark-raving Drama Queen of the musical stage on the other. In isolation, both genres pack a powerful entertainment punch. But what would happen if I put folk music and musical theater together? That’s what I’ve set out to discover in my all-new solo show: The Other...

Next to Normal – Aren’t We All?

Next to Normal – Aren’t We All?

Sep 10

As a musical-theater-loving American who moved to Israel in her mid-20s, my mind is a cultural time-capsule – full of the song-and-dance extravaganzas that made headlines back when I was a student. This nostalgic mindset isn’t mine alone – it also characterizes Israel’s many English-language theater groups, who regularly choose to mount productions of shows that rose to popularity 30, 40,...

Israel Hayom Interview – The Politics of Folk Music

Israel Hayom Interview – The Politics of Folk Music

Jun 14

Thanks, Steve Ganot, for hosting me in the Israel Hayom studio! What is the place of American-style folk music in Israel? • Does the music carry a political message? • Singer-songwriter Sandy Cash speaks with editor Steve Ganot about the folk music scene in Israel and abroad. WATCH: Folk music takes on the Middle East...

Influence and Inspiration: 3 Songs I Wish I Had Written

Influence and Inspiration: 3 Songs I Wish I Had Written

Apr 15

I’ve always been a word person.  Don’t get me wrong – I love a beautiful melody as much as the next person, but if a song doesn’t tell a story, well… it’s generally in one ear and out the other. My idea of an excellent song is one that keeps listeners on the edge of their seats, wondering what’s going to happen next.  When I hear a number in which every phrase draws you closer...