Carnegie Hall to the Dr Demento Show to the Cowgirl Hall of Fame.
Count these, and almost everywhere in between, as stops along the
way for Cosy Sheridan and her music. Meanwhile, the critics have
raved. Sheridan remains the unapologetic voice of our conscience.
Cosy has garnered top honors from the country's most prestigious
songwriting contests: The Kerrville Folk Festival's NewFolk Award,
The Telluride Bluegrass Festival's Troubador Award, and the Falcon
Ridge Folk Festival Songwriting Showcase Award.
Cosy has five cds on the Waterbug and WindRiver/Folk Era record
labels. Her song, "Too Much Time", was included on the critcally
acclaimed Putamayo compilation cd, Shelter in 1994. She has taught
songwriting at The Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville, North Carolina
for the past three summers. Two of her articles for Acoustic Guitar
Magazine were recently included in the instructional book, Performing
Acoustic Music, published by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.
She was a voice student at The Berklee School of Music in the late
80's, and also a guitar student of the master fingerstyle guitarists
Guy Van Duser and Eric Schoenberg. Her friend Catie Curtis called
her a combination of Mary Chapin Carpenter, Dr Ruth and Deepak Chopra.
National Fingerpicking Champion Harvey Reid called her a musical
She travels with her yoga mat but without her gallbladder. She's
candid. She's compassionate. She's very sharp. She'll talk about
anything on stage. She might sing songs about body piercing, a more
user-friendly Barbie Doll, the loneliness of her elderly neighbor,
or how small and humble things in life, like ants, can sew your heart
back together. She can bring tears to your eyes, from sadness or
from laughter. She's very good. Her favorite quote from an audience
member? "You're so real!" More information can be found at cosysheridan.com