Sam Cash & The Romantic Dogs: (L to R) Aaron Comeau, Sam Cash, Matthew Bailey, Kyle Sullivan | Photo by: Max Power

Sam Cash & The Romantic Dogs: (L to R) Aaron Comeau, Sam Cash, Matthew Bailey, Kyle Sullivan | Photo by: Max Power

 

            Sam Cash is a 25 year old singer songwriter, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.  He has put out 3 albums since he was 19 years old, and over those 6 years, he has become an entrenched staple of the Canadian music scene, gaining acclaim from critics and peers alike.  Cash draws on influences from 70’s Rock and Roll, 90’s Americana, Y2K Indie Rock, and current pop music—which all comes together to bring a uniquely simple and poignant style of song writing, where he weaves compelling stories that touch on the heart of the something that listeners can relate too.  In short, he writes about the human condition in a way that the listener isn’t even aware of, until they are already in rapture by the song.  Cash’s first record Teenage Hunger was produced by his drum teacher (and former Rheostatic) Dave Clark, and the list of players reads like a who’s who of the Toronto music scene:  Serena Ryder sang backing vocals, Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas) played

guitar, as did Neil Quin (Zeus). Dave played drums, and evened out the rhythm section with Josh Finlayson (Skydiggers).  The icing on the cake was when Hayden offered to play piano on the record.  Cash paid for the record himself from money he had saved working at a gas station in high school, where he wrote most of the songs for Teenage Hunger

            As if a premonition for how his career would go, Cash has consistently had the Toronto music scene / industry behind his back in one way or another, from critical acclaim for his last 2 albums, 2013’s Stand Together, Fall Together, and 2016’s Tongue-In-Cheek Vows, to opening tour opportunities for bands like The Strumbellas, July Talk, Arkells, Hannah Georgas Sam Roberts Band, Lights, Vance Joy, to nationwide radio play, and festival offers from Hillside, Toronto Urban Roots Fest, Ottawa Dragonboat Festival, and Burlington Sound of Music Festival, JunoFest to name a few.  Cash has had the kind of career that many other’s years above him would be proud of.  He’s worked toured with some of his heroes, made lasting impressions in cities across Canada (thanks to publication and radio support), and he will continue to build a career that will have longevity and importance.  In between touring and promoting the release of his last album, 2016’s Tongue-In-Cheek Vows, Cash went back to Ryerson University to finish up his Bachelor of Arts in Culture Studies.  Cash also participated in numerous song writing workshops / retreats, including the Banff Centre Independent Residency, as well as Songworks Association of Canada.

            He is set to release his 4th album “Massive Connection” in 2018.