Cosy Sheridan will present a UTC Take Back the Night Concert for Sexual Awareness Month. The public is welcome to this free event to be held Wednesday, April 8 at 8 p.m. in the UTC Amphitheater, next to the Fine Arts Center.
Mythic songwriter Cosy Sheridan and her wryly insightful songs have been showcased everywhere from Carnegie Hall to “The Dr. Demento Show.” Sheridan is one of the pre-eminent songwriters on the folk scene documenting the lives of modern women. She places the fast-paced culture of 21st century America into a mythic context with insightful, energetic and at times comic effect.
Sheridan first appeared on the national folk scene in 1992 when she won the songwriting contests at the Kerrville Folk Festival and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and released her critically acclaimed CD, Quietly Led on Waterbug Records.
Folk Music Quarterly wrote: “When she’s accepting her Grammy, we can say we knew her when.”
Since then she’s been on the road and at home in Moab, Utah, writing songs in her 1955 travel trailer-turned-studio, and has released 5 more CDs on the Waterbug and Wind River/Folk Era labels. In 2003 she created a one-woman show, “The Pomegranate Seed – An Exploration Of Appetite, Body Image and Myth in Modern Culture,” and released an accompanying CD of the music. The Salt Lake Tribune described it as “a bold unflinching look at issues affecting women’s lives.” Sheridan performs the show all over the country at colleges, high schools and benefits for women’s issues. New Mexico’s arts magazine, Alibi, called The Pomegranate Seed “Sheridan’s soul bled directly to disc.”
In the summer of 2005 she spent six weeks writing a song cycle for best-selling author Robert Fulghum’s latest book, Third Wish – currently at the top of the bestseller list in the Czech Republic and gaining popularity across Europe.
Sheridan has also earned a national reputation as a songwriting teacher. She has been on the faculty at The Swannanoa Gathering in North Carolina, Summersongs in New York, the California Coast Music Camp and The Black Hills Songwriting Retreat in South Dakota.