Label: DIAS Records
Manager: Tony Gottlieb, Tony Gottlieb
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... See Full Bio
Cheryl Wheeler with special guestKenny WhiteCheryl Wheeler is an anomaly on the acoustic music scene. She has a rare gift for writing songs with lush melodies and lyrics of incredible beauty. On the other hand, she is a master of quick wit.Her observational humor has brought us a number of songs describing the utter ridiculousness of the world around us. And then there is the richness of her silky alto telling us what lies inthe deepest recesses of her songwriter's heart. FAMECheryl Wheeler has to be seen to be appreciated. Nothing you read and nothing you hear from her albums prepares you forhow entertaining a performer she is.If youre not already familiar with Cheryl, you have probably heard her music. She is very respected as a songwriter by herpeers, which can be seen by how many of them record her songs. Cheryl's songs have been covered by artists as diverse asDan 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 heryou learn that she is a natural storyteller with a fantastic sense of humor. But until you see her in person, you never really believewhat you've been told about her. Interestingly enough, almost half of the songs she performs during her shows havenever been recorded!Cheryl's first concert was to a captive audience. She found an old toy ukelele in a neighbor's attic and serenaded her motherwho was taking a bath at the time. A year later she got a real ukelele, followed by her first guitar. She learned guitar from aneighbor, who also taught a group of boys. Each week they would get together and play just about any song they could thinkof for hours on end. Her first public performance was at a Hootenanny when she was 12. She started writing her own songswhen she was 17.Cheryl has never had a "day job," and her first professional gigs were at the Steak and Ale Restaurant in her home town ofTimonium, Maryland. The place only had one PA system; in the middle of her songs you would hear: "Jones, party of four ...Jones, party of four." She finally convinced them to get a second PA system.She performed at venues around Baltimore and Washington DC before moving to New England in 1976, where she now lives.She tours extensively, often performing solo or with Kenny White, who often opens her shows as well. She appeared as partof the On a Winter's Night tour, and was part of the Philo 25th Anniversary tour.Her funny stories between songs reveal her talent for diversity. Each time she tells a story, it will be a little bit different, soeven if you've heard it before, you still find yourself laughing.Visit Cheryl Wheelers Website
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