WESTPORT, CT – Huntington Street Café in Shelton has a habit and her name is Suzanne Sheridan. For good reason – Sheridan knows her way around a song and the crowds at Huntington Street Café know a good thing when they hear it. Singer-songwriter Sheridan will be appearing for the sixth time at the popular café voted Best Restaurant With Live Music in Fairfield County.
Best known for performing the music of two of the greatest musical poets of our time, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, Sheridan will also be throwing in a few surprises at her upcoming gig at HSC on Saturday March 2 from 8-10 PM. An award-winning singer-songwriter in her own right, Sheridan commented, “For years I have been covering Joni’s songs in clubs and concerts. Then I read ‘Girls Like Us’ and found out that Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell had this passionate two-week love affair and I thought to myself, I have to bring them back together and the only way I can do that is musically.”
In the book, “Girls Like Us”, author Sheila Weller offers this observation, “Joni embarked upon a love affair with Leonard Cohen. Although their romance was short-lived, its influence was among the most important in her career. In fact, no brief relationship in Joni’s life produced as many songs – and so many of her better songs – as did her few-weeks-long-romance with Cohen.”
Joni Mitchell’s greatest hits include “Both Sides Now”, “Big Yellow Taxi,” “You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio,” “A Case of You,” and “Chelsea Morning”. Cohen’s discography includes “Suzanne”, “Anthem”, “Like a Bird on a Wire”, and “Hallelujah”.
Sheridan will be joined on March 2 by poets Michael Juliano and Ralph Adams in addition to bass player Chris Brown, who has performed with the likes of Paul Winter and Santana. As previously reported, surprise is on the menu.
For further information, call 203-222-1441. Huntington Street Café is located at 90 Huntington Street in Shelton. Sheridan’s CD, “Suzanne Sheridan Sings the Music of Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen” is available on CD Baby at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/suzannesheridanmusic and Sheridan’s website is http://www.suzannesheridanmusic.com