Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Cheryl Wheeler Double-Header at the Iron Horse Fri/Sat 1/15 and 16

Having long been hailed as a song writer's songwriter (her songs have been covered by Peter, Paul & Mary, Suzy Boggus, Dan Seals, Bette Midler, Juice Newton and Garth Brooks, to name a few). Pointing at The Sun is Cheryl Wheeler's first release on her own label. The disc is filled with delightful, insightful musical gems, including some favorites from her live shows. The title track tackles the big questions of life, love, and purpose. Other highlights include "Summer Fly" and the long awaited Cat Trilogy! “White Cat,” “Cat Accountant,” and “My Cat’s Birthday.”

Cheryl's concerts are filled with humor. Her set list is often a crumpled piece of paper that serves as a list of possibilities at best, but if somebody calls out a request, and her guitar is in the right key, she might try it, even if she hasn't done it in a while. She’s also a great storyteller; lyrically and between songs.

Opener Kenny White is a singer-songwriter from New York City. Originally known mostly as a writer of music for radio and TV commercials and a producer and session keyboard player, in 2002 he released his first album, and began touring to promote his albums. White frequently tours with Cheryl Wheeler, performing as her opening act, and then accompanying Wheeler during her set.

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