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My Fence And My Neighbor

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My Fence and My Neighbor

 

My Fence & My Neighbor - 2018

 The latest CD from Cosy Sheridan  and Charlie Koch -  seven songs written by Cosy, and four by Charlie. Cosy wrote the title track  in the weeks after the January 2017 presidential inauguration - when she was experiencing a need for connection  and community despite having built a fence to protect her privacy.  “When the neighbors first moved in, I”m the one who built the fence… We are living in interesting times / the sky falls everyday… This morning I don’t need my fence; I need my neighbor on the other side." A video  of the song received 30,000 views in a matter of days. 

 “We Plow In The Rain”, was inspired by a return to The Kerrville Folk Festival last spring. Cosy watched the songwriting competition - and sat down afterwards with one of the contestants who did not win.  “Here in this world we plow in the rain /  we toil in the field to gather whatever will grow, / and I know your father was right / this might be the hard way.”

 Cosy and Charlie met in 2012 when Charlie was Cosy’s songwriting student at a music camp. Cosy gave him a cd at the end of the week - and Charlie gave her a kiss goodnight.  They started playing music together  soon after that, and now Charlie tours with Cosy as her bass player.  

 Charlie  spent much of his career as a professional horsemen. He says it taught him the value of listening and staying present: good skills for a musician. Charlie’s songwriting is deeply personal - often looking back at life’s passages. In “Missing My Children”, he remembers the pain experienced by many after a divorce: missing events in his children’s life: “I’ve been talking with ghosts in the attic/ they are tattered and frayed, moth-eaten with age/ why is being here again/ supposed to heal the pain”.

 

     

Sometimes I Feel Too Much

 

Sometimes I Feel Too Much - 2017

In  Sometimes I Feel Too Much, Cosy weaves deeply felt experiences from her own life into finely crafted musical tapestries - connecting the personal to the universal, and inviting us to a deeper experience of our own life.

     

 

Pretty Bird - 2014

"This collection of songs was written on the journey my life took from 2012 to 2014: the ending and loss of my long-time partnership with TR Ritchie; finding a new life and love; moving back to New England; and then in December 2013, learning that TR was ill with pancreatic cancer. In many ways TR begins and ends this song cycle: the first song I wrote was The First Song." - Cosy

 

     

 

The Horse King - Waterbug Records, 2011

"You can't make it into double digits, and continue touring for twenty or so years, unless you know what you're doing, and do it well. Rarely do you find a CD where every song is memorable. It happens, just not often. It happens here. "
- Gary Tuber, The Chicago Examiner
     

 

Eros - Windriver Records, 2008

"Eros is a complete dozen song cycle that explores the nature of contemporary woman and their lives as reflected in the age-old mythology...It might take Dr Freud to divine all the nuances contained in this fascinating album."

-  Rich Warren, Sing Out Magazine
     

 

Live at Cedar House - Waterbug Records, 2006

Recorded live with an audience in the studio in New London, NH on April 13, 2006. With Cosy's longtime partners Kent Allyn on piano and electric guitar and TR Ritchie on bass and harmonies. Includes  live versions of some fan favorites: The Land of 10,000 Mothers and Hannibal Crossed The Alps, Botox Tango, Some Fires and Anthymn.

 

     

 

Botox Tango - 2005

A collection of all of Cosy's satire through 2005. Includes Botox Tango, Turboyeast, The True and Terrible Trials of Waldo the Dog,  The Mustang Ranch.

     

 

The Pomegranate Seed - CMS Records, 2004

The music to Cosy's one-woman-show, The Pomegranate Seed - An Exploration of Appetite, Body-Image and Myth. Includes Barbie - an open letter to Mattel about a more anatomically accurate Barbie doll;  Dorothy & Eve - a discussion between Judy Garland, Dorothy Gale and Eve from the Garden of Eden; and Iphigenia - the story of a young woman hospitalized with anorexia who sees  herself as a modern Iphigenia who has been sacrificed in the beauty industry wars.

     

 

Anthymn - Windriver Records, 2004

"If I were going to throw an all-girl dinner party at which I wanted to laugh and cry from the hors d'oeuvres to the chocolate pudding, Cosy Sheridan is the first woman I'd invite."
- Rani Arbo reviewing  Anthymn in Acoustic Guitar Magazine
     

 

Grand Design - Windriver Records, 1999

Recorded in Boston and L.A. with a full band. Includes the original recordings of some favorites: George and His 88 Keys, I Won't Worry Anymore, Tell Me It All Works Out In The End.

     

Available Digitally from CDBaby

 

 Saturn Return, 2001

Saturn Return is Cosy Sheridan's third CD - recorded the year after she won three of the nation's most prestigious songwriting awards: The Kerrville NewFolk Award, The Telluride Troubadour Award, and The Falcon Ridge Songwriting Contest. It includes some of her first "Dr Demento Show" cuts: Turboyeast and Roadfood, as well as her more serious work.

     

 

Quietly Led - Windriver Reissue (originally released by Waterbug, 1992)

Cosy's critically acclaimed break-through CD, includes the title song and  I'd Fall For You which won her first place awards at  The Kerrville Folk Festival's NewFolk Songwriting Contest and The Telluride Bluegrass Festival's  Troubadour Contest in the summer of 1992.
"One of the best new singer/songwriters in the United States." 
- Review in The Boston Globe