CHERYL WHEELER & KENNY WHITE: Singer-songwriters Extraordinaire
Singer-songwriters Cheryl Wheeler and Kenny White have been best friends for years, both on stage and off sharing stories and musical talents with audiences around the country. We are absolutely thrilled to have Cheryl returning this August with her dear friend, Kenny White, for a Deertrees' concert of a lifetime! To have both these exceptional performers on stage at one time promises to be one of the most magical of evenings under the stars nestled in the pines in our historical opera house building.
Cheryl Wheeler has to be seen to be appreciated. Nothing you read and nothing you hear from her albums prepares you for how good a performer she is. You may not be familiar with Cheryl, but you have probably heard her music. She is very respected as a songwriter by her peers, which can be seen by how many of them record her songs. Chery'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.
Hailed by reviewers from the New York Times to the San Francisco Chronicle for his thrilling and unique piano playing, Kenny White is a talented singer/songwriter and a successful NYC-based record producer. He has written, performed, and produced music for hundreds of TV and radio commercials as well as film soundtracks, and has worked with stars like Keith Richards, Merle Haggard, and Linda Ronstadt.
Astonished audiences often ask KENNY WHITE after a live performance, How come Ive never heard of you? when in fact, the pianist, singer/songwriter, producer and arranger has been very well known in the NYC recording scene for decades. He comes to the world of the touring singer-songwriter following a long and successful musical journey. LONG LIST OF PRIORS, his aptly named new album, is the latest collection of original songs: indelible snapshots of the human condition, from heart-wrenching to hilarious and observed with the precision of a diamond cutter. As on his past recordings, Kenny Whites work in the studio enabled him to assemble a whos who of musicians and guest artists, including David Crosby, Peter Wolf, Larry Campbell, Amy Helm and Catherine Russell, along with his regular band featuring the dexterous Duke Levine on guitar, shape-shifting Shawn Pelton (Saturday Night Live) on drums, and the masterful Marty Ballou on bass. Now add the horns, strings, and other surprising arrangements, and LONG LIST OF PRIORS is a refreshingly original and multi-layered singer-songwriter recording.
He still, from time to time, tours with Judy Collins throughout North America and performs the duet Veterans Day on her recent BOHEMIAN CD. He often shares a stage with his good friend Cheryl Wheeler, appearing on her live recording, GREETINGS, which he also produced. And though he has all but given up his days as a sideman, in 2014, he accepted an offer by none other than Tom Jones to play in his soul quartet for a sold-out, three week US tour.
DEERTREES THEATRE (View)
156 Deertrees Road
Harrison, ME 04040
|Minimum Age: 5|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|