Blending folk-pop sensibility with country and Irish-Newfoundland roots, Sherry affirms her place as one of Atlantic Canada’s best-loved singer-songwriters.
As always, Folk Night starts at 9pm with a $10 cover fee.
During the break we draw for prizes such as gift certificates, CD’s, and other wares from our sponsors!
Once named “St. John’s answer to Lucinda Williams” and compared to John Prine for “reeling you in with her heartfelt stories and a hint of humour,” Sherry’s rich vocal style is described as “absolutely unforgettable” (Exclaim!). Her 2018 release, Wreckhouse, included the celebrated single “Stop the Trains,” about her father’s 1950s railway encounter with the infamous Wreckhouse winds. The song has quickly become a part of the Newfoundland canon of legendary songs. Her show captures her adventurous and open-hearted spirit and her songs transport you to places and experiences that make you feel like you’re on the journey with her.
Sherry will be accompanied by violinist and fiddler Maria Cherwick, whose career spans from symphony orchestras, to touring internationally with her Ukrainian speed-folk band, The Kubasonics. Originally from the Canadian Prairies, Maria’s studies and career eventually brought her to St. John’s Newfoundland, where she is currently based. Maria holds a Bachelor of Music from Brandon University and a Masters of Music from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Twice named MusicNL “Side Musician of the Year” as well as “Celtic/Traditional Artist of the Year”, Maria maintains a busy performing schedule, dividing her time between several country, folk and bluegrass bands, and is highly sought after as a session musician.
Sherry and Maria have performed extensively together, and have created a show which weaves together story telling, songs and fiddle tunes.
Presented by the Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Arts Society, Folk Night at the Ship is St. John’s longest continually running live music event (it started in 1974!) and regularly draws a sizeable crowd each Wednesday night; sometimes 100 souls and rarely less than 50. The music ranges from solo songwriters, traditional Newfoundland, blues, klezmer and all styles in between.