December 2—Cosy Sheridan
“A Buddhist monk in a 12-step program trapped in the body of a singer/songwriter.”—The Albuquerque Journal
Cosy Sheridan first caught the attention of national folk audiences in 1992 when she won both the Kerrville Folk Festival’s NewFolk Award and The Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Contest. Soon after, she released her critically-acclaimed debut CD Quietly Led on Waterbug Records. She has been on the road ever since, playing clubs, concert halls and coffeehouses from Seattle to Berkeley and across and across I-80 to Omaha, Chicago and then to Boston where she now makes her home. On her new CD, Sometimes I Feel Too Much, she writes of these years on the road in her song Woody Guthrie “Watch Over Me”. She’s released ten CDs, taught songwriting at workshops and camps across the country, and written a one-woman-show entitled The Pomegranate Seed – An Exploration of Appetite, Body-Image and Myth. Cosy Sheridan is one of the most respected touring musicians on the folk circuit, appearing everywhere from Carnegie Hall to the Jerry Lewis Telethon and the Philadelphia Folk Festival. For the past 20 years she has taught classes in songwriting, performance and guitar at workshops and adult music camps across the country including The Puget Sound Guitar Workshop and The Swannanoa Gathering.
Her concerts are wide-ranging explorations of modern mythology (meet Hades the Biker), love songs for adults, contemporary philosophy for the thoughtfully-minded, children’s stories woven into tales of modern adulthood, and her signature parody on aging and women. Throughout this journey, her lyrical dexterity is backed by her distinctive, percussive bluesy-gospel guitar style. Cosy brings a depth of experience to her craft.