Andrew and Peter Cash, the two biological brothers whom form the Cash Brothers, both have lengthy musical career histories. However, they only began to write and perform songs together in 1999. Prior to then, Peter gained musical notoriety through the Skydiggers, a band in which he was the principal songwriter, while Andrew appeared in the bands L’Etranger and Ursula and also had a successful solo career.
While the brothers are pegged into the alt-country and folk-rock genres, their complex, rugged, and evocative music struggles against definition. Their debut album Raceway (1999) features rich vocal harmonies, always tuneful and incisive, and songs that vary from wry rock numbers to alluring and mysterious ballads. Their 2001 album How Was Tomorrow was full of moving resilience; the theme of the album is the powerful story of hope burning against the cold feeling of isolation.
Following a successful US tour with Blue Rodeo in 2002. the Cash Brothers went on to release two other albums. Their most recent release, 2006’s Phonebooth Tornado, is a reflective, quiet, sparse and warm journey through the Cash Brothers’ roots.
Sources: AllMusic.com, MapleMusic.com
- On March 22, 2007 the Cash Brothers played a political fundraiser with Blue Rodeo's original keyboardist Bobby Wiseman and the Skydiggers.
- The Cash Brothers toured in the USA with Blue Rodeo in 2002.
- Glenn Milchem played drums in Andrew Cash's band and appeared on his 1989 album Boomtown before joining Blue Rodeo.
- Andrew Cash has been playing hockey with Jim Cuddy for a number of years.
- Both brothers opened for Blue Rodeo in the early 1990s; Peter as a member of the Skydiggers, Andrew as a solo artist.
- Blue Rodeo and Andrew Cash performed the song "Hey Maria" together on the Ralph Benmurgui show in 1992.
- Peter Cash and Skydiggers joined Blue Rodeo on stage at the 1993 Kumbaya festival.
- In 1993, Andy and Josh were at Greg's farm for the making of the On The Farm special.
- The Cash Brothers and Skydiggers supported the Jim Cuddy Band at the Hockey Hall of Fame during a performance on induction weekend in 2004.
- Both Blue Rodeo and Peter Cash contributed to 1994's Borrowed Tunes (A Tribute To Neil Young) and Pine Ridge (Songs for Leonard Peltier) in 1996.
"They stole my drummer" - Andrew Cash, from the TV special "On the Farm".