She’s a Narrows fave who easily moves from outrageously funny to achingly beautiful. Cheryl’s performance is a fundraiser to benefit Everett: Company Stage School. Friday Night Live’s Bertrand Laurence will be the opening act.
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Cheryl Wheeler has to be seen to be appreciated. Nothing you’ve read and nothing you’ve heard 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 a highly respected songwriter whose songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Bette Midler, Dan Seals, Peter, Paul & Mary, Kenny Loggins, Garth Brooks, and Suzy Bogguss.
From her albums you can tell Cheryl is a gifted songwriter with a beautiful voice. From other people’s comments about her you can learn she is a natural storyteller with a fantastic sense of humor. But seeing Cheryl Wheeler perform in person is a whole new experience. Besides, almost half the songs she does during her shows haven’t been recorded!
Bertrand Laurence is a French fingerstyle guitarist who came to singing too shy to ask others to sing his songs. Bertrand has been teaching and performing American guitar styles for half his life in the U.S. He is currently teaching Musical Improvisation at Everett’s School and performs weekly with Everett’s Friday Night Live.
Bertrand performs French songs influenced by early American jazz, folk, blues, and swing, and American songs translated into French (and vice versa), a feature that opened for him the doors to the Montreal Jazz Festival and the Lafayette Festival International. Listeners should expect straight instrumental guitar and stories from Bertrand’s adventures in the U.S. that include writing and directing children’s theatre, advocating for the homeless, and nasty habits like being a French mime in America (but yes, he’s cured now).