In this interview in the Mariposa Talks series, Hamilton-based county singer Lori Yates talks about working with some of the greats of Nashville, about her struggles to overcome addiction and about a foray into stand-up comedy. She also offers telling insights into how the music business has changed dramatically during her 30-year career.
Here’s some live performance videos of Lori Yates for your enjoyment:
Cheryl Wheeler Making a Long-Awaited Mariposa Return
It’s been seven long years since Cheryl Wheeler graced a Mariposa stage, but good things are worth waiting for.
You may not be familiar with Cheryl Wheeler, but you have no doubt heard her songs, which have been covered by artists as diverse as Kenny Loggins, Garth Brooks, Suzy Boggus, Bette Midler, Kathy Mattea, and Holly Near.
They think she’s great, so you really ought to check out her live performance for yourself.
Cheryl’s songs are often emotional portraits, while others are hilarious situation comedies that make you feel like you’re at a comedy club, not a folk concert.
She has released 13 highly-acclaimed albums, including 2012’s Greetings: Cheryl Wheeler Live, and now she’s making her Mariposa return after too many years of absence.