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...
As an independent musician, it’s up to me to promote my own shows (with a lot of help from my friends!). So I was pleased to see that my performances garnered some press, as well as an extended radio interview. First to hit the news stands was this piece by Michelle Mills, features writer for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group. This piece appeared in local papers all over town, and helped fill...
The Jerusalem Post just ran a terrific feature article on me, and a review of “Voices From the Other Side.” With so many nice things to say, did they have to choose a headline that connected me with the superstorm that hit the northeast United States? ...
When Pessah took my family to nearby Moshav Yishi, Cash visited and, to my surprise and delight, had a guitar slung over her shoulder. On the back porch of the poultry farm turned magnificent Tuscan vacation villa, we enjoyed a private sing-along, children on the grass, the honeysuckle- scented hills dotted with pink and yellow flowers. Then she played the one about her guitar: “Gilad’s Guitar.”
What do you do if you’re a local folk singer with a sharp wit alarmed by the events unfolding in Egypt and what it means for Israel? Sandy Cash decided to express herself in the way she knows best, by writing a topical song with barbed humor and posting it on YouTube.
"Like some of the best performers in the musical theater, she moves easily from the classic torch song to a comedic song and everything in between...But more importantly, she writes great songs - both those that come from the heart and those that tell a story."
"The taste that Sandy gave us on her first CD may have a chance of being satisfied now with the debut of her second CD, A Thing So Real. Once again Sandy has brought us a CD full of humor and poignancy. This time entirely her own music."
A Sing Out! CD Review by Angela Page Sandy’s combined interests and talents have led her to merge into a unique slot in the folk music world…It’s obvious that Cash has an ear for a quality song… Israelis are fortunate to be able to hear these good writers in a live musical setting, sometimes thousands of miles away from their source.
"Exact Change is an interesting artifact: music which is clearly American springing up in the middle east. However, this is music which, in its stories, transcends borders and cultures and resonates not just in the hearts of American expatriots but in anyone who can truly hear its human stories. "
"This CD shows the universality of folk music as it provides contemporary American folk music, collected globally, recorded in Israel and reviewed in Ireland. Now you can enlarge the connection by getting hold of this CD and listening to a collection of gems."