National award-winning songwriter and guitarist Cosy Sheridan will perform in concert with her longtime musical partner Kent Allyn on Friday, September 21, at the Kittery Art Association. They will be joined by Charlie Koch on bass. Full of energy and emotion, Cosy’s songs are carefully crafted for her percussive and bluesy guitar style. Written in open tunings and played occasionally with two or more capos on the guitar, Cosy’s lyrics have been described by Sing Out Magazine as intelligent and clever “with stickable melodies.” Her concerts are a wide-ranging exploration of styles and themes, including love songs for a complicated world along with signature parodies on aging and the lives of women. Cosy’s CD “Pretty Bird” has been listed with Sing Out Magazine’s Great CDs of 2014.
Kent Allyn is a virtuoso on many instruments including piano, bass, and guitar. He was voted MVP of the seacoast region by the Portsmouth Herald. Kent plays with many bands and folk musicians in the area, including Susie Burke and David Surette, Cormac McCarthy, and Ben Baldwin and the Big Note. He teaches bass and piano at Berwick Academy
Cosy and Kent first started performing together in 1989, when they recorded her first CD “Late Bloomer” at legendary Fishtraks Recording Studio on Congress Street in Portsmouth. They have continued their partnership, playing many concerts and recording another 10 albums together. Longtime seacoast residents may remember their popular shows upstairs at The Press Room in the late 80’s.
Reception and CD sales and signing follow the show. Doors open at 7pm for the 7:30 concert. Seating is limited. There is a $15.00 suggested donation at the door. 8 Coleman Avenue, Kittery Point, Maine. For information: https://kitteryartassociation.org/