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Title: Live Music with Cosy Sheridan and T.R. Ritchie
Location: Two Rivers Gallery, 226 McLeod Street, Big Timber, Montana
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Description: Cosy Sheridan and her partner T.R. Ritchie are coming to Big Timber for a concert. Cosy and T.R. are from Moab, UT and will be making a Montana swing in October. The concert will be held at the Two Rivers Gallery.
You can hear some of Cosy’s music at www.cosysheridan.com.
More about Cosy: Cosy Sheridan has been called “one of the era’s finest and most thoughtful singer/songwriters.” A winner of the Kerrville Folk Festival NewFolk Showcase and the Telluride Troubadour Contest, she has played everywhere from Carnegie Hall and The Jerry Lewis Telethon to the Philadelphia Folk Festival. Her songs have appeared in best-selling author Robert Fulghum’s book “Third Wish” and in the documentary “Lines Across The Sand.”
Together with her partner, fellow songwriter and bassist TR Ritchie, Sheridan gives one of the most entertaining and intelligent concert performances on the folk circuit. She is a storyteller as well as a songwriter; she weaves children’s stories into tales of modern adulthood: The Little Engine That Could talks with Ferdinand The Bull about achievement verses contentment. Her modern renditions of mythology (we meet Hades The Biker) have won her fans and praise from the press. The Cornell Folksong Society wrote, “Sheridan is frank, feisty, sublimely and devilishly funny. She fuses myth with modern culture, Persephone with Botox.”
In her latest critically acclaimed CD, “Eros,” Sheridan weaves a cycle of songs about love. Sing Out! Magazine wrote, “Cosy Sheridan possesses an eccentric muse, or perhaps it possesses her. That’s all for the good as this muse leads her into explorations to which other writers are oblivious.”
Sheridan’s masterful guitar style is a testament to years of honing her craft (she was a student of Guy Van Duser and Eric Schoenberg), as is her voice (she studied voice at Berklee). She first appeared on the national folk scent in 1992 when she won the songwriting contests at Kerrville and The Telluride festival and released her critically acclaimed CD “Quietly Led” on Waterbug Records. Folk Music Quarterly wrote, “When she’s accepting her Grammy, we can say we knew her when.”
Since then she’s released 6 more CDs, written a one-woman show entitled “The Pomegranate Seed – An Exploration of Appetite, Body-Image and Myth in Modern Culture,” and co-founded the Moab Folk Camp with Ritchie. She is a songwriting and performance teacher at adult music camps across the country, among them The Puget Sound Guitar Workshop in Washington, The Swannanoa Gathering in North Carolina and Summer Fishtrap in Oregon.
Scott Alarik, author of “Deep Community; Adventures in The Modern Folk Underground,” sums up Cosy and her music this way: “She is a very funny and enormously amiable entertainer with a keen and wicked eye for the excesses of our fast- food, TV-happy and noisome culture.”
Date: October 15, 2011
Tickets will be $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Contact the gallery for more info.