Albert Lee & Cindy Cashdollar
Albert Lee and Cindy Cashdollar will perform at Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall on September 9, a benefit concert in support of NAMM’s Museum of Making Music. Lee probably needs little or no introduction, as an acclaimed guitarist with the Crusaders, the Thunderbirds, and occasionally the Biff Baby All-Stars (whose roster has included Eddie Van Halen and Steve Morse, among others). Cashdollar may be less familiar, a dobro and lap-steel guitar player best known from her tenure with Asleep at the Wheel, though the five-time Grammy winner (the first woman inducted into the Texas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame) has also been heard with Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton, among others. The duo will be backed by JT Thomas (keyboards, vocals), Will MacGregor (bass, vocals), and Gary Ferguson (drums, vocals).
MoMM’s annual Play it Forward fundraising gala “furthers the museum’s mission to offer educational immersion opportunities, exhibitions, hands-on experiences, and live performances that inform and inspire guests as they learn how musical instruments impact popular culture and connect lives,” according to the event announcement.