If you've wondered why you see the name Terry Cassidy listed at so many places, you need to go listen to him and find out! What you'll see is a smiling face, an entertainer who loves to entertain you. What you'll hear is a fine singer, a phenomenal guitarist, and an awesome banjo picker. Terry is easy going and laid back, with a keen sense of humour, but he's also one of the best there is at what he does.
Terry begins with "Teach Your Children" using his guitar. His technique is amazing, and his voice is excellent. Next we hear an original, "I'm Through With You", which is also excellent. Terry is kicking bass pedals, not an easy thing to master when you realize he must remember lyrics and chord patterns as well as the bass patterns.
Cassidy then gives us a Jonathan Edwards song, "Cry, Cry Blue". Terry plays one of Chets instrumentals, paying tribute to the late Mr. Atkins. Terry, Chet would be extremely proud of you. We are treated to a bluesy number, "Walk On Down", which has the feel of depression music. In contrast, Terry plays "Greensleves", first the classical version, then going into overdrive for an up-tempo take on the tune. This was excellent.
Now Terry takes out his banjo, an instrument on which he is a virtuoso. We hear a bluegrass style version of "Proud Mary" followed by "The Battle Of New Orleans". This has the crowd going. On into Dixie with a touch of "When I Wore a Tulip", back into Dixie, leading to "Deliverance". This proved without a doubt that Terry Cassidy is a master musician.
You are most likely to hear Terry at Sloppy Joe's, but if you get around a bit you can often find him at Coconuts in Big Pine, either as a single or with the fabulous Key Lime Pie Band, of which he was an original member. He plays frequently in Marco island, does the Full Moon parties at the Sandbar on Little Torch, and occasionally at Rob's Dog House on Summerland. The truth is, Terry Cassidy can play wherever he wants to. He's that good.Stay cool.