Wednesday, February 14, 2007
brilliant wit & beautifully crafted songs
P.M., Music 8:00
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New England singer-songwriter Cheryl Wheeler is a raconteur, philosopher, and outrageous comedienne who combines strong poetry, striking imagery, memorable melodies, and hilariously keen insights into the human condition.
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With lyrics that walk a fine line between aching poignancy and razor-sharp wit, Cheryl is an acclaimed songwriter, with a long list of powerful originals that includes top country hits, Dan Seals's version of "Addicted" and Suzy Bogguss' version of "Aces." However, her gorgeous voice and sly sense of humor ensure that Cheryl will always be her own best interpreter. As anyone who has caught one of her live shows knows, you have to see her in person to fully appreciate her genius for steering an entire audience from roof-raising mirth to heart-wrenching empathy and back again, often in the course of a single song.
During her two-night run at the Freight, Cheryl showcases selections from her most recent CD, Defying Gravity (Rounder), as well as plenty of enduring favorites like "Unworthy," "Gandhi/Buddha," and "Potato."
New York pianist, singer-songwriter and urban storyteller, Kenny White, opens both shows and accompanies Cheryl in her sets.