Joe Cash

Joe Cash Photo by Jay Spivey


Of his early development as a drummer, Joe Cash says that he can’t remember ever learning to play. According to Cash, “As soon as I was able to hold a pair of my dad’s sticks, I was banging on everything.” From those humble and noisy beginnings inspired by his dad, Cash has gone on to develop his own unique style of drumming that incorporates influences from jazz greats such as Gene Krupa, rock legends Butch Trucks and Jeff Porcaro, and Motown luminary Benny Benjamin, to name a few. As well as being an accomplished percussionist, Joe Cash is a fine lyricist and songwriter. A mainstay on the Upstate music scene over the past two decades, Joe has sat in with many of the area’s best blues players, and is a founding member of True Blues, a band in which Joe and his brother Pete have kept their father’s musical tradition going. A drummer who plays with an impeccable sense of timing and taste, Cash, having joined The Bad Popes in 2010, lays down a solid foundation for the group’s wide ranging, multi-style format.