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My Fence and My Neighbor

Sometimes I Feel Too Much

In her new CD, 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. 

Known for her modern interpretations of myth, the first song, Eurydice Goodnight, is a goodbye to her home in the American southwest and parallels the story of Orpheus’ and his lost wife with saying goodbye to a beloved landscape.

The second track, I Am Your Landlord is a tip of the hat to the Texas swing of  Asleep At The Wheel and The Austin Lounge Lizards and includes a full horn section.  The bass line is driven by Cosy’s bluesy percussive guitar style which is the bedrock for all of her songs. A former student of  6 string luminaries such as Guy Van Duser and Eric Schoenberg, she has been called one of the best women guitarists on the acoustic scene.

Linda's Song (We Sang Somewhere Over the Rainbow) is a tribute to Linda Schrade who passed away from complications from ALS in August 2015.

Napoleon - A Musical is the latest in Cosy's "despots of history" song list. With a somewhat demented descant singing behind her "Waterloo.....Guillotine....Wellington....send the little fiend off to Elba".

Pretty Bird - Cosy's 2014 release

 

 This is the most personal collection of songs I’ve written in a long time. 

These songs were 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” (track#

The Horse King - Waterbug Records, 2011

The Horse King"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

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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

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Live at Cedarhouse - 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.

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Botox Tango - 2005

Botox TangoA 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.

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The Pomegranate Seed - CMS Records, 2004

Pomegranate SeedThe 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.

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Anthymn - Windriver Records, 2004

Anthymn"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

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Quietly Led - Windriver Records Reissue, originally released on Waterbug

Quietly Led Late BloomerCosy'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

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