The Horse King
"The Horse King," from Chicago's Waterbug Records, is Cosy Sheridan's 10th CD, give or take. 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. Nine of the 10 cuts are Cosy Sheridan originals. They are mostly upbeat, often toungue-in-cheek, and always original and clever.
In "Higher Financial Reform," as a way to encourage us not to trust our retirement funds to someone younger, Cosy suggests, "He will talk about liquidity, but really he knows diddly." Now, I ask you, when have you ever seen "liquidity" rhymed with "diddly."? Do some research and get back to me.
Play an air guitar? Don't do it. "Air guitar might have its charm, to me it's a waste of the hand and the arm." Cosy, my air guitar sounds better than the wood and string one.
"The Horse King" succeeds on all levels. Cosy is joined by Kent Allyn, David Surette, Penny Nichols, and TR Ritchie, on all their various instruments. Some cuts on the CD almost resemble show music in their productions.