- Friday, May 04, 2018 at 8:00 PM
- May Memorial UU Society
- General admission: $15.00
Member Tickets: $12.00
Songwriter, Singer, Guitarist, Teacher.
Cosy Sheridan first caught the attention of national folk audiences in 1992 when she won the New Folk songwriting contests at The Kerrville Folk Festival and The Telluride Bluegrass Festival. She has been on the road ever since, playing clubs, concert halls and coffeehouses from Seattle to Berkeley and across I-80 to Omaha, Chicago and then to Boston, where she now makes her home.
A Sheridan concert is a wide-ranging exploration: love songs for adults – and practical philosophy for a complicated world. She has written about the stock market crash of 2008 and fall-out from uranium mining in the American southwest. She has re-written greek myths: Persephone runs away with Hades the biker. And then there are her signature parodies on aging and women.
Backed by the strong rhythms and harmonies of her bass player Charlie Koch, Sheridan’s concerts are full of energy and emotionality. Her songs are carefully crafted – and often shorter than the average folk song. “Cosy writes intelligent and clever lyrics with stickable melodies,” wrote Sing Out Magazine. She plays a percussive bluesy guitar style – often in open tunings and occasionally with 2 or more capos on the guitar.
Throughout her 25 year career, Sheridan has continued to win fans and also rave reviews: her 2014 release, Pretty Bird, was chosen as one of Sing Out Magazine’s “Great CDs of 2014.” For the past 20 years, she has taught classes in songwriting, performance, and guitar at workshops and adult music camps across the country.
“Her user-friendly musical philosophy sets her happily apart from the myopic, self-involved songwriters…She is a wonderfully lively, very funny and enormously amiable entertainer with a keen and wicked eye for the excesses of our fast-food, tv-happy and noisome culture.” – The Boston Globe
“A buddhist monk in a 12-step program trapped in the body of a singer/songwriter.” – The Albuquerque Journal