CHERYL WHEELER + ANNE MARIE MENTA - Sunday August 12, at mActivity - East Rock Concert Series
Fernando Pinto Presents; Cheryl Wheeler / Anne Marie Menta
Sunday August 12, at mActivity in New Haven East Rock Concert Series
Tickets: $25. Adv. $30. DOS
Doors 6:30pm - Showtime 7pm
It has always seemed as if there were two Cheryl Wheelers, with fans of the New England songwriter relishing watching the two tussle for control of the mic. There is poet-Cheryl, writer of some of the prettiest, most alluring and intelligent ballads on the modern folk scene. And there is her evil twin, comic-Cheryl, a militant trend defier and savagely funny social critic. The result is a delightful contrast between poet and comic.In 1983, Cheryl released a self-produced EP called Newport Songs. Her first two albums Cheryl Wheeler in 1986, and Half a Book in 1991 were on an independent label, North Star. That company also released a promo tape called Live and Otherwise in 1987. This was a bonus tape that was sent to anyone who filled out a survey form that was included in a number of the North Star albums. THAT WAS JUST THE BEGINNING. Cheryl is known for her emotional roller coaster entertainment style. Hilariously funny intros to songs and life stories that formed her songs. Always a show to remember with a smile.
+ Anne Marie Menta
Singer-songwriter Anne Marie Menta hails from New Haven, CT, and grew up in a family of three brothers where playing and listening to music was their great passion. Since 1999, Anne Marie has released three CDs of original music, including the most recent Seven Secrets and is currently planning her fourth. Anne Marie's tunes blend the personal and universal in a contemporary folk style with a touch of country flavor.
285 Nicoll Street
New Haven, CT 06511