Cosy Sheridan and T.R. Ritchie
Two of the most popular performers to ever play the Radio Room make their long-awaited return!
|Presenting||Cosy Sheridan and T.R. Ritchie|
January 8, 2011
8:00PM to 10:00PM
|Contact Name||(970) 241-8801|
KAFM and the Radio Room present award-winning songwriters Cosy Sheridan and TR Ritchie in concert Saturday, January 8 at 8 pm in the Radio Room. Between them, Cosy Sheridan and TR Ritchie have won most of the major songwriting contests in the country, among them the Kerrville Folk Festival, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, The Sisters Folk Festival, The Napa Valley Folk Festival, The Silverton Folk Festival and the Snowbird Mountain Festival in Utah.
Frequently traveling together but also performing as solo artists, they have toured for the past 20 years, singing their songs in coffeehouses and concert halls, at festivals and in living rooms across the country.
Sheridan has been called "one of the era's finest and most thoughtful singer-songwriters.” A storyteller as well as a songwriter, she weaves children’s fables into metaphors of modern adulthood: The Little Engine That Could talks with Ferdinand The Bull. 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 1994, Sheridan wrote and produced a one-woman-show entitled THE POMEGRANATE SEED – AN EXPLORATION OF APPETITE, BODY-IMAGE AND MYTH, which she performs at colleges around the country.
Ritchie, who learned his musical chops as a street singer in Seattle’s Pike Street Market in the early '80s, is a master of understated yet powerful imagery in his songs. Dubbed a “classic folk troubadour” by PERFORMING SONGWRITER magazine, Ritchie’s roots-influenced music has a timeless appeal. This past July, he was invited to accompany Alexandra Cousteau and her Blue Legacy crew of photographers and writers on a trip though Cataract Canyon to add a musical perspective to the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC-sponsored expedition. The crew filmed him singing “Let This Mighty River Roll,” his song for Glen Canyon.
Sheridan and Ritchie met at the Kerrville Folk Festival in 1992, and moved to Moab in 1994. In 2008, they co-founded the Moab Folk Camp, a folk and acoustic camp for adults and high school students that takes place each November before the Moab Folk Festival.