CANCELLED Due to Health
--Peterborough Folk Music has just received this statement form Cheryl Wheeler and Kenny White's agent:
“Cheryl is experiencing ongoing personal health problems preventing her from performing.”
I know we all send healing thoughts and good energy to Cheryl and look forward to the day she will come back to the Monadnock Region and grace us with her presence once again. With the news I have received from her agent, I am just sure that day will come.
Some of you have received a refund due to not being able to make the Oct. 24th date. The remaining folks will receive a return payment from Paypal. If you mailed a check you will receive a check back from PFM. This process is very complicated and time consuming based on all the changes and refunds to date with this concert. If in about a week you have not received your return payment, please let me know.
We had 174 people coming to this concert. We are sad that it will not happen now but as said, I feel confident Cheryl will be back and that concert will be worth the wait!!
Deb and PFM Board members.
"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."
“If your idea of a folk singer/songwriter concert is a bunch of people clapping politely after songs, and then sitting quietly while the performer says things like "This next song is about ...", well, you've never seen a Cheryl Wheeler concert before. ”
“Cheryl's songs are often emotional portraits of people, leaving you with the impression that you know the characters. You find yourself being dragged into the song rather than standing outside and observing. Other songs by Cheryl are hilarious situation comedies."
“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.
“From her albums you can tell that she is a gifted songwriter with a beautiful voice. From other people's comments about her you can learn that she is a natural story teller with a fantastic sense of humor. But until you see her in person, you never really believe what you've been told about her. Besides, almost half of the songs she does during her shows haven't been recorded!”
Cheryl's concerts are more like what you would find at a comedy club than expect to find at a folk music concert. “She will tell a story that has you rolling in the aisles, and then sing a song that leaves you wiping tears from your eyes. She will talk about some serious current event, and then sing a song that will have you howling with laughter. Her entire concert is an emotional roller coaster.”
“I’d have to say that Kenny White has earned a place among my favorite singer/songwriters … and particularly, lyricists. As we say in the trade ‘he goes deep.’ A true wordsmith AND musician whoreveals a fine sense of humor, as well. Put on your headphones and listen carefully.”
-- David Crosby
“Kenny White is a quadruple threat – a singer, songwriter, pianist and producer with a knack for summing-up the human condition in half a song verse or less. (Take the lyrics “So you might as well put it on the line once in awhile, Maybe leave something more than ashes in a pile,” from his song “Five Girls.” Need we say more?”
-- Keyboard Magazine