Sherry Ryan, Music NL Female Artist of the Year Award

Gerry Rogers, MHA, St. John’s Centre
Member’s Statement
Sherry Ryan, Music NL Female Artist of the Year Award
November 8, 2018

Wreckhouse winds reach up to 200 kilometres an hour, and Sherry Ryan is taking the provincial music scene by a wicked storm with her latest album “Wreckhouse.”

Winner of this year’s Music NL Female Artist of the Year Award, Sherry is hailed as Newfoundland and Labrador’s Lucinda Williams by UP magazine. There is so much that we can be proud about in Sherry’s new work, as she sings about her life, our lives, and our Newfoundland and Labrador.

In “Stop The Train” co-written with her dad Jim Ryan, she sings about legendary wind gauge Lauchie MacDougall who worked for the Newfoundland railroad from 1939-1965 and who could “smell the wind” and how the Wreckhouse winds could blow a train off the tracks. It’s such a great tune!

One review said, “Drifting between country, blues, and folk, Sherry’s songs can lead you down a path of heartbreak, hope, and even humour in the space of a single chorus.”

For sure one of our finest singer/songwriters, her train will not be stopping anytime soon! Bravo Sherry Ryan, Music NL’s Female Artist of the Year!

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