Ray Cashman Desolation - download
Desolation is Ray Cashman's sixth album and his first release with Knack Knack Records (KKR-016)
“I wanted to record an album of songs that represented me at the current stage in my career. I wanted to made an acoustic album, quick and easy. Together with a few of my friends, we went to Guido‘s South Studio in Nashville, TN. There was Mark Robinson who played dobro and acoustic guitar, Dan Seymore on upright bass and S. Javier Jones on mandolin. It was much like back in the day. I just went in with my guitar and sang a handful of new songs and a couple older ones that never saw the light of day. I took the best of those performances, threw in a traditional song and one Townes Van Zandt cover and found myself quite pleased with the 11 song album.
"Desolation” is the most stripped-down, acoustic album I've released since my very first blues record, “Black and Blues“ was released in 2004. We just sat down together in a circle and started playing. It was very nice to go back in the studio with the goal of simply capturing the songs in their most intimate and stripped- down form. So take a listen, I have a feeling you will be pleased with the results .” ~ Ray Cashman
Ray L Cashman - guitar and vocals
Mark Robinson - square neck dobra, guitar, jews harp
Daniel Seymour - upright bass
S. Javier Jones - mandolin
Recorded at Guido’s South , Nashville, TN
Engineered by Mark Robinson
Mastered - Sage Audio, Nashville, TN
Produced by Ray Cashman and Mark Robinson
All songs written by Ray Cashman ( Wood Shaving Music, ASCAP) except track #3 traditional and track # 7 Townes Van Zandt ( Columbine Music, ASCAP ) used by permission.
Special thanks to all the musicians. Cindy, Dylan and Cameron. Yves and the French connection, Joe Johnson at Knick Knack Records, GravelRoad, Chulahoma Booking, Ferry and the Meijel gang, Adam, Garry, and Garrett at Palaver Publicity and all the fans who come out and support live music.