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Suzanne Sheridan Band

September 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

Suzanne Sheridan performing along side Bob Cooper and Colin Healy

“She can bring a tear to your eyes with the first note.”

Some singers sing but there are others who possess powers beyond putting notes to words. When Suzanne Sheridan sings you could swear she knows you, that she is singing to you, that she understands your soul. And she is also a great entertainer.
She is uniquely a philosopher/songwriter in her own right and a performer who knows how to cover the music of other great songwriters including Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Carly Simon, and James Taylor.
You will be treated to all the above and probably some surprises as she returns to The Buttonwood Tree with her band, The Suzanne Sheridan Band – Bob Cooper on keyboards; Colin Healy on fiddle, mandolin, harmonica and backup vocals; and Paul Horton on electric lead guitar. 


Possessing a multi-talented capacity for writing great songs and covering great songs, Suzanne Sheridan has amassed a wide fan base from Australia to Canada to the USA.

Suzanne is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, professional portrait photographer and long-time resident of Westport, CT.

Her first jingle as a singer was “Join the Pepsi People” for Pepsi Cola Company, which won the coveted Clio Award. She also sang on many jingles for companies such as Hasbro Toys’ “Weebles”, Hardees, and Texaco.

In New York City, she played at Gerties Folk City, The Bitter End, and Reno Sweeny’s. She also wrote music for the PBS children’s show “THE ELECTRIC COMPANY.”

Along with songwriter Lee Kweller, Suzanne wrote “The Power’s In You” which won an Honorable Mention in the gospel category at the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Suzanne starred in a sold-out rock ‘n roll concert, “SHE’S A REBEL, FEARLESSLY GOING WHERE NO WOMAN HAS GONE BEFORE,” covering male-dominated rock ‘n roll songs from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s sung from a woman’s perspective.

Suzanne also co-wrote with Rozanne Gates, the country cult hit, “90 Pound Suburban Housewife Driving in Her SUV.”

Suzanne has also written for and performed as part of the group “Exit 43,” a Unitarian-gospel, three-part harmony, guitar-driven, musical powerhouse. In 2009, the group recorded its first CD, “Home at Last.” Exit 43 performed at The Buttonwood Tree in 2010.


Bob Cooper, keyboards, lived in Needham and Deedham, Massachusetts from 1988 to 2009. He played with many different bands including The Basics, Blues Food, Groove Authority, Soul Casters, Hipsocket, Southern Revelation, Slo’ Burn, and the Boston Soul Revue ‘Urban Renewal.’ He played 10 years for all concerts with the Doo Wop Hall of Fame of America and has backed up many famous musicians. He began his collaboration with Suzanne Sheridan and The Suzanne Sheridan Band in 2010 and as her musical director and keyboard player they have played many venues on the East Coast including Voices Café; Coffeehouse at the Wheeler’s (5 years); The Piggery Theatre in North Hatley, Quebec; Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT; Huntington Street Theatre; Amazing Spaces in Framingham, MA and many benefit and house concert performances. Together they have developed tribute concerts to Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen; Carole King, Carly Simon, and Joni Mitchell, and James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt; and Bob Dylan. Bob currently lives in Westport, CT with his wife and his dog, Odie.


Colin Healy’s musical interests began with learning popular songs of the 40’s from his mother who gave him his first Arthur Godfrey Uke at age 5 and a guitar at 14. He took in all the musical influences of the 50’s and 60’s, but fell in love with traditional music of America and the British Isles. Colin is also a founding member of the Walkingwood Mandolin Quartet, one of only a handful in the country. In it, he plays the mandola, a plucked and fretted version of the viola in a string quartet. Colin loves to sing backup and can be counted on to throw in a harmony line when least expected


Paul Horton is a long-time, well-known studio musician at recording studios including Paisley Park Records, Prince’s recording complex in Chanhassen, MN; Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, MN; StarStruck Entertainment in Nashville; and many others. He is a published songwriter in Minneapolis, New York, and Nashville. He has also performed at many political functions and has performed for former Presidents and Vice Presidents. He was influential in the sampling of the Korg sound database with Sound Genesis creating many of the guitar and bass samples for performers such as Whitney Houston, Thomas Dolby, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder and more.


September 15, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT


The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center
605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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