Funny Females of Folk

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November 15, 2014, Funny Females of Folk –
Cheryl Wheeler, Christine Lavin, Cosy Sheridan, and Claudia Nygaard join forces for an evening of musical fun.


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Funny Females of Folk

Cheryl Wheeler, Christine Lavin,

Cosy Sheridan, Claudia Nygaard

Saturday, November 15, 2014 – 7:00 pm

Knitting circle starts at 5:30 pm (Please RSVP)

Doors open for non-knitters at 6:15 pm

'Estate Sale' by Cheryl Wheeler

Cheryl Wheeler has to be seen to be appreciated. Nothing you read and nothing you hear from her albums prepares you for how entertaining a performer she is.

If you’re not already familiar with Cheryl, you have probably heard her music. She is very respected as a songwriter by her peers, which can be seen by how many of them record her songs. Cheryl’s songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Dan Seals, Peter Paul & Mary, Kenny Loggins, Garth Brooks, Suzy Bogguss, Melanie, Bette Midler, Maura O’Connell, Sylvia, Kathy Mattea, and Holly Near.

From her albums you can tell that she is a gifted songwriter with a beautiful voice. From other people’s comments about her you learn that she is a natural storyteller with a fantastic sense of humor. But you never really believe what you’ve been told about her until you see her in person. Interestingly enough, almost half of the songs she performs during her shows have never been recorded!

Christine Lavin is a singer/songwriter who lives in New York. She has recorded 20 albums and won a ton of awards, including the 2012 NYC Nightlife Award given annually for the best concert and cabaret performers, 5 ASCAP composer awards, the Backstage Bistro Award for Best NYC Singer/Songwriter of the Year, and the Kate Wolf Memorial Award. But beyond all of the awards, she is just a delightful performer, adding a good dose of humor to her songs and performances. You will not forget her show if you are lucky enough to attend!

Christine will host a knitting circle for ticketed attendees in the lobby starting at 5:30. Bring your knitting or crochet project for a chance to win some fun prizes and an opportunity to see Robyn Landis perform her new song “Knitting”. Please email Bonnie to RSVP if you plan to participate so we can set up enough chairs in the lobby.

'Good Thing He/She Can't Read My Mind'
by Christine Lavin

'Weekend Workshop' by Cosy Sheridan

Cosy Sheridan has been called “one of the era’s finest and most thoughtful singer/songwriters”. She has played everywhere from Carnegie Hall to the Philadelphia Folk Festival and has won numerous songwriting awards.

Cosy first appeared on the national folk scene in 1992 when she won the songwriting contests at both the Kerrville Folk Festival and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Since then, she has released 8 more CD’s, produced a one-woman play, co-founded the Moab Folk Camp, and she is a regular songwriting and performance teacher at music camps across the country.

With a powerful voice and a twinkle in her eye that makes everyone in the audience think she is sharing a secret with them alone, Claudia Nygaard’s brilliant storytelling overflows from her songwriting into her live performance. Emotionally fearless, she shares her greatest fears and her deepest sorrows, but she also has a quick wit and an outlandish, irreverent sense of humor. The stories she tells in between them are as entertaining as the songs themselves.

A former Nashville Music Row staff songwriter and a winner of the Kerrville, TX Folk Festival songwriting competition, Nygaard’s latest CD “Let The Storm Roll In” rose to the coveted #1 position on the Roots Country Chart and #8 on the Folk DJ Chart – with every one of her self-penned compositions receiving airplay.

'I Wonder if I'll Miss You When You're Dead' by Claudia Nygaard

Advance Tickets: Orchestra and Mezzanine sections $22. If not sold out, $25 cash or check only at the door. Please call Bonnie at 879-3925 for information on handicap seating or to set up a time to come to the theatre to purchase tickets in advance (exact cash or check only).

Note: The Vail Theatre of the Arts is located on the southeast side of Tucson, 2 miles north of I-10 and 2 miles south of Valencia, about 1/2 mile east of Houghton on Mary Ann Cleveland Way. Turn at the entrance to Empire High School. If you haven’t been to the theatre before, we strongly suggest visiting our location page If you use a GPS, please be sure to enter ‘Tucson’, not ‘Vail’.

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