- Paddy Barry
- December 07, 2011 - 18:24
Sherry Ryan is brilliant. Amazingly, she can craft different grooves from Irish tunes she learned growing up in Middle Cove, together with Mississippi, Halifax, St. John's and those ever beckoning Blue RIdge Mountains, and make it a style all her own. I met her in 2003. We played some gigs together; the first one in Halifax with Mark Bragg backing us up on piano. She introduced me to the most important music I know - GIllian Welch, Dar Williams, Lucinda Williams, and she reconnected me with Graham Parsons and Steve Earle and many more; all of whom have stayed with me. She has probably done more to popularize that kind of music in Newfoundland & Labrador than any other musician; especially the music of GIllian Welch. Congratulations, Sherry. I can't wait to hear the new album.
- Niall Jackson
- December 08, 2011 - 17:12
Been coming to St. Johns every summer for the last 4 years with my girlfriend Jayne who is from St. Johns. We always make sure to get to see Sherry perform a gig and had some good times in peoples kitchen listening to her jam with friends. Sherry has an amazing raw energy about her and fantastic lyrics. Cant wait to get back this summer and add her new album to my collection. Niall (Liverpool UK)
- Rick Cave
- December 07, 2011 - 14:08
Congrats Sherry - well deserved - good on you.