Art Menius has announced that he will be representing songwriter, singer, and musician Dennis Cash for musical performances beginning on December 1, 2015. Cash’s music cannot be pigeon holed into any one genre since he is equally at home in bluegrass, old-time, gospel, and folk music. The duo of Sherman Lee Dillon and Dennis Cash can also be booked through Menius. Menius can be reached at 919-675-2787 or art@artmenius[DOT]com eMail Us
Cash, an excellent songwriter living in Autryville, NC, led the bluegrass gospel ensemble Carolina Sonshine and has established himself as first rate songwriter and a premier interpreter of Carter Family songs. 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 Dixie Hall. 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/.
While maintaining their long standing solo careers, Sherman Lee Dillon and Dennis Cash started working together in early 2015. The pair, who met on a 2014 Rolling Roots Revue tour, made their initial appearance as a duo on “Good Morning Fayetteville” with Goldy and Jim on WFNC radio on March 6. The two work remarkably well together given that they come from different parts of the folk and roots music world. Now a resident of Cary, NC, Dillon, Mississippi’s Blues Ambassador, performs central Mississippi blues from the Gulf Coast to Ontario, and also proves an excellent old-time musician.