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Cosy Sheridan - Live at CedarHouse

Live At CedarHouse

Cosy Sheridan

Waterbug Records - WBG72

Available from CD Baby.

A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Mike Jurkovic

What can I tell you about Live At CedarHouse? Does Cosy at her best sound too trite? Witty? Engaging? Funny-as-hell? Hell yeah! But the truest, most resonant accolade I can drop on you is … sincere.

Yes, sincere. Can you even begin to imagine the last time a reviewer used that word, and meant it?

With her Baez like clear clarion and wonderful, intuitive humor in glorious abundance, I honestly can't tell say which of these twenty-six tracks (12 intros/stories leading into 14 songs) I like best. The Land of 10,000 Mothers is just as enthralling as the intro to and the song George and His 88 Keys. Then there's her highway rap leading into the irreverent yet revelatory The Ladies Room. Botox Tango' anyone? The Introvert Waltz perhaps?

Subtly backed by the ever reliable TR Ritchie - bass, vocals; Kent Allyn - piano, bass, guitar, vocals; and Eric Halters on vocals, each song, especially Some Fires, How Will The Center Hold, Too Much Time and the above mentioned The Land of 10,000 Mothers and George and His 88 Keys become those special moments we all wish we could have been there to have experienced first hand. Quite possibly Sheridan's best.

Track List:

  • Introduction
  • The Land of 10,000 Mothers
  • Cosy Introduces the Boys
  • Walk On
  • Intro For Some Fires
  • Some Fires
  • Intro For Botox Tango
  • Botox Tango
  • Psyche, Eros and Persephone's Beauty Cream
  • Anthymn
  • Intro For Hannibal
  • Hannibal Crossed the Alps
  • Intro For George
  • George and His 88 Keys
  • Cosy and TR Drive Highway 50
  • The Ladies Room
  • How Will the Center Hold
  • Kent's Really Nice Riff
  • Too Much Time
  • Jumwillies
  • Intro For Introvert Waltz
  • The Introvert Waltz
  • 23. Intro For My Mother's House
  • My Mother's House
  • The Little Engine That Could Kidnaps Ferdinand the Bull
  • Harold and His Grand Design (and Then Some)
Produced by: Gerry Putnam

Edited by: David N. Pyles

Copyright 2006, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.

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