Start the weekend early by coming to River City Sessions this Thursday night!
Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30. Admission is $5.00 for all ages.
Sherry Cothran is a “rare combination…an artistic/spiritual trifecta, a first rate singer/songwriter, a dynamic performer and a trained theologian.”
– Brian McLaren, Author, Speaker, Activist
Sherry Cothran has crafted a unique voice as songwriter, author, singer and preacher. Her voice has been described from various spheres as deeply poetic with arresting honesty, edgy and fresh, evocative and inviting. Once a rock star, in the late 90’s she fronted a popular rock band, The Evinrudes, Mercury Records, and shared stages with many popular bands of the day like Goo Goo Dolls, Spin Doctors, Bare Naked Ladies and many others. She has acted in a film, written songs for t.v, movie and radio and these days, she is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter who is also an ordained, United Methodist minister.
Sherry has received numerous opportunities to share her unique gifts on multiple platforms, including Artist in Residence at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, 2015, Festival of Homiletics, multiple churches, seminaries and theaters, Wild Goose Festival and more.
In 2018,Sherry released her first book, “Tending Angels: Stories From the Frontlines of Heaven and Earth,” a collection of essays from her time as senior pastor of an urban church in Music City in which she encountered Nashville’s hidden population of homeless, refugees, immigrants and the poor. She also released a companion single, “Tending Angels” and worked with indie filmmaker, Trace Facelli on a music video that seeks to show the real reasons people spiral into homelessness, shattering the common stereotype. The music video has premiered at film festivals all over the U.S. and will premier at Grecanica Film Fest in Italy in May.
Sherry’s performances are not to be missed, she combines songs and stories rooted in Bible, ancient wisdom traditions, theology and myth. Through the common pathway of wisdom, story and song, Sherry seeks to break down barriers between people of difference, put a sacred face on homelessness, and create pathways of peace we can all walk on together, inviting everyone to imagine the walls that divide us turning into bridges that unite us. Check out stories on Sherry in USA Today, UMC.org,interpretermagazine.org. Sherry’s sermons and writing have been featured in Good Preacher, Abingdon Women, Alive Now, Ministry Matters and other blogs and publications. www.sherrycothran.com
Deeper Roots, by Peggy Douglas
We will be debuting a preview of Deeper Roots and possibly welcoming a surprise musician Thursday.
Deeper Roots is the new play inspired by the life of Emma Bell Miles and the history of Walden's Ridge that will run the first two weekends in April 2019 during the Signal Mountain Centennial celebration. Deeper Roots was written by playwright Peggy Douglas and will be directed by Trish Wileman Ross. The event is produced by the Mountain Arts Community Center.
Deeper Roots is a series of dynamic monologues set to traditional Appalachian music. The play strives to find the levity in bittersweet and sometimes tragic family experiences in early 20th-century Appalachia, as well as the richness of its natural world and surrounding culture, allowing us to celebrate the past rather than wear it like a bit and bridle.
Join us in welcoming Hailey Miller to our team this summer. Hailey is a singer, song writer from Chattanooga who has been on the show as a performer but is helping us with administrative duties;she is a student at Belmont University majoring in Music Business, watch for improvements in our marketing and communications.