Ray Cashmanis a blues singer, songwriter and guitarist, who performs mainly solo or as a duo and occasionaly with a electric band. Armed with a National guitar, stomp box and a Fender amp he performs a blues gumbo repertoire that can conjure up the ghosts of the Mississippi delta. Cashman grew up outside of Conroe, TX, listening to older black men play guitar, sing and drink. “They would sell us BBQ sandwiches and Budweiser beer. We would sit around and listen to them play music and tell stories", and the influences of that are certainly everywhere in his music.
Filled with years of experience from travel and inspirations of Southern Gothic literature his songs are filled with passion and feelings and honesty and subtly be damned.
Cashman's 2007 release Texassippi Stomp which featured Jimbo Mathus,( Squirell Nut Zippers, Buddy Guy) was widely praised and placed on a number of critics year end best of lists for blues recordings. Since 2003 Cashman has toured England, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain and the USA from the Gulf Coast to Canada and sea to shining sea. Cashman has released 6 full lenth albums with the latest being 2016 "Slow Drag". Cashman resides in the Sam Houston National Forest just outside of Montgomery, TX.