Cindy Cashdollar and The Restless Age at Bearsville as part of Turn Up For Recovery
Bearsville is a space where all kinds of musical magic can take place, whether that be live or as a livestream. One of these magical Woodstock moments happened on September 30, when Grammy-winning steel guitar player Cindy Cashdollar graced our stage along with Hudson Valley trio, The Restless Age, in order to film a short set to raise money for Eric Clapton’s addiction recovery center, Crossroads Centre Antigua.
Associated with Crossroads Centre Antigua is an organization called Turn Up For Recovery, founded by Melia Clapton, whose mission is to raise awareness of abstinence-based addiction recovery as well as ending the stigma around alcohol and drug addiction. What better way to do this through music?
Cindy Cashdollar was asked to be one of Turn Up For Recovery’s featured artists, others including Bruce Hornsby, KT Tunstall, and Albert Lee, among others. We were humbled and honored when Cindy asked if this legendary performance could be recorded on the Bearsville stage.
The performance was a short one with only three songs, but the music made on that stage was breathtakingly beautiful. The first song we heard was the title track off of Cindy’s latest record, Waltz For Abeline, a slow and emotive instrumental piece featuring Cindy’s seemingly effortless lap steel playing and The Restless Age providing a strong rhythmic foundation. Next, The Restless Age’s three-part vocal harmony was showcased on a new song called “Born To Win,” lyrics by Woody Guthrie and music by Mike Merenda of The Mammals. Brandon Morrison (bass and vocals), Lee Falco (drums and vocals), and Will Bryant (keys and vocals) make up The Restless Age, and released the tune “Born To Win” just a few weeks ago. The trio have become a Hudson Valley staple, notably as the backing band for Donald Fagen of Steely Dan. The last tune in the set was a bluesy rendition of Cindy’s composition, “Salvation,” a show stopping feature of the musicianship that was present on that stage.
We always love when local musicians come and utilize the perfect acoustics of the stage at Bearsville, and we especially love when Cindy Cashdollar pays us a visit. Cindy Cashdollar’s performance with The Restless Age at Bearsville is now available on YouTube.
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