You may not be familiar with Cheryl, but you have probably heard her music. She is 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 and Mary, Kenny Loggins, Garth Brooks, Suzy Boggus, Melanie, Bette Midler, Maura O’Connell, Sylvia, Kathy Mattea, and Holly Near. If they think she is great, then you owe it to yourself to learn more if you aren’t familiar with her.
From her albums you can tell that she is a gifted songwriter with a beautiful voice. From other people’s comments about her you can learn that she is a natural story teller with a fantastic sense of humor. But until you see her in person, you never really believe what you’ve been told about her. Besides, almost half of the songs she does during her shows haven’t been recorded.
Come to South Church, 242 Salmon Brook St. (Rte 10) on Friday, March 15 to see and hear the artist about whom the Hartford Courant wrote, “Aside from her witty, warm, beautiful songs—including tunes covered by everybody from Peter, Paul and Mary to Garth Brooks—Wheeler’s shows are graced with her wry observational humor and story-telling skills. Seasoned with saucy social commentary, her patter is a delicious, folk-flavored blend of Phyllis Diller and Mort Sahl, sometimes puckish, sometimes barbed.”
Tickets can be purchased online at salmonbrookmusicseries.com for $25 or by calling Arlene at 860-916-5066. If not sold out, tickets will be available at the door for $28. The venue is cozy but small, so buying tickets in advance is the best way of ensuring that you can attend this remarkable show. Proceeds go to support the mission of South Church.