Sat. May 7th at 7:30 pm at the Wakefield-Lynnfield Methodist Church. Streaming options too.
The Linden Tree Coffeehouse is presenting the final show of its 37th season with a special event on Saturday, May 7 at 7:30pm, our first Live concert in two years. “An Evening with Sloan Wainwright and Cosy Sheridan” will be held at the Wakefield-Lynnfield Methodist Church at 273 Vernon St, Wakefield. The location change is so that we can still offer Live Streaming to those who are not yet vaccinated or too far to come in person.
Longtime friends, songwriters Sloan Wainwright and Cosy Sheridan share a joy of each other’s music and artistry on stage in an upbeat, energetic, and moving evening of sharing songs.
Known for her warm and welcoming contralto voice which could “fell a redwood,” Sloan Wainwright is a member of that Wainwright Family Tree which includes Loudon Wainwright (her brother) and Rufus (her nephew). Defying standard categorization, with 10 original CDs under her belt, Sloan has a command of a variety of American musical styles: pop, folk, jazz, and blues. Her incredible gift is not only her unique songwriting ability but also her dramatically voiced rendition of original songs. She performs with powerhouse guitarist Steve Murphy.
Cosy Sheridan has been called one of the era’s finest and most thoughtful songwriters. The Albuquerque Journal dubbed her “ a Buddhist monk in a 12-step program trapped in the body of a singer-songwriter.” She 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. She has been on the road ever since, playing clubs, concert halls, and coffeehouses across the country.
”Her user-friendly musical philosophy sets her happily apart from the myopic, self-involved songwriters,” wrote The Boston Globe. “ She is a wonderfully lively, very funny, and enormously amiable entertainer with a keen and wicked eye for the excesses of our fast-food, tv-happy and noisome culture.” Backed up by her bass player Charlie Koch, she plays a percussive bluesy guitar style, often in open tunings and occasionally with two capos on the guitar neck.
Tickets for those attending are $20, cash or check at the door. Please reserve your seats by calling 781-246-2836 or LindenTree85@comcast.net. Performers have requested that folks showing their vaccination cards and wearing masks may attend. Only bottled soft drinks & water will be sold. The church is easy to find from 95, take Vernon St. exit and head towards Wakefield. Just after traffic light is the church with a parking lot in the back, convenient to the entrance.
For those watching the show online, please donate to our Linden Tree performers. Our suggested donation is $20. There will be a link to PayPal or checks may be mailed to Linden Tree Coffeehouse, 8 Dexter Lane, Wakefield, MA 01880. Thank you.
To view shows online click either of the following links:
The Linden Tree Coffeehouse operates, in part, thanks to partial support from Wakefield’s Art Council of the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Ivy Chord Coffeehouse in Reading. For more information: 781-246-2836