Music Buddy

Andrew Cash - Punk to Politics

June 17, 2022 Jane Gowan Season 1 Episode 6
Music Buddy
Andrew Cash - Punk to Politics
Show Notes Chapter Markers

Andrew Cash is a musician, singer-songwriter, journalist, politician, and lifelong social justice advocate.
In this episode, Andrew talks about growing up Catholic in Scarborough, starting a band in the 80s, playing at the infamous Edge Club, singing with his brother Pete Cash, befriending Andy Maize of the Skydiggers, living in Kensington Market, running for office, serving as NDP MP for the riding of Davenport, and how the music business is confusing, even to those in the music business.

MUSIC BUDDY SESSION: "Alone", by Andrew Cash
Performed by Andrew Cash, Tim Vesely, and Jane Gowan
(Song begins at 1:09).

Musical samples included in the episode are from songs by:
Elvis Costello
The Jam
Andrew Cash
Cash Brothers
Cash Brothers/Skydiggers

More about Andrew:
Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA)

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Music Buddy is nomated for a 2023
Canadian Podcast Award for "Outstanding Music Series", and "Outstanding Main Title Theme Music for a Series". Many thanks to the Canadian Podcast Awards, and congratulations to all the Nominees! You can see the full list of Nominees at

Jane Gowan (host, producer, editor)
Tim Vesely (co-producer/co-host)

The show's theme song, "Human Stuff," is written by Jane Gowan and Tim Vesely, and performed by Jane and Tim, with additional vocals by Steve Wright and Connie Kostiuk

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Song - "Alone" by Andrew Cash