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