Different Stripe

Different Stripe

by Cheryl Wheeler


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After a short stint at Capital in the late '80s, singer/songwriter Cheryl Wheeler found a more permanent home at Philo, where she recorded albums like Driving Home (1993) and Mrs. Pinocci's Guitar (1995). Different Stripe offers a lengthy retrospective of her impressive musical career, and although it has been released by Philo, it contains several selections from her work with Capitol. Wheeler is an introspective songwriter with a contemporary folk sensibility. On "Moonlight and Roses" she poetically describes the end of a relationship, adding poignantly, "There's nothin' you'd ask me that I wouldn't try/Please don't let this love go by." "Gandhi/Buddha" takes a more contemplative turn as she imagines that she must have accomplished great deeds in a former life to deserve true love. Wheeler is also a master of description, using details of weather and the seasons to reflect a particular mood. The picturesque "When Fall Comes to New England" captures the subtle changes of cooler nights, geese flying south, and squash ripening on the vine. "75 Septembers" considers a grandmother and the tremendous changes that occurred during her lifetime. "Are you more amazed at how things change, or how they stay the same?," Wheeler asks. The production varies from piece to piece, but the singer and the song remain the focal point of this collection. For anyone unfamiliar with Wheeler's work, Different Stripe is the place to start. For those already familiar with her formidable talents, the disc serves as a reminder of a long and productive career.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/28/2003
Label: Philo / Umgd
UPC: 0011671121727
catalogNumber: 711217

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cheryl Wheeler   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Mark Egan   Bass
Marc Cohn   Vocals
Matt Rollings   Piano
A-Strings   Strings
Tony Beard   Drums
Jerry Bowles   Keyboards
Dennis Burnside   Piano
Larry Byrom   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Larry Campbell   Pedal Steel Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Mary Chapin Carpenter   Vocals
Mark Casstevens   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin
Knox Chandler   Guitar
Bill Cuomo   Organ,Synthesizer
Vince Gill   Vocals
Doyle Grisham   Steel Guitar
Sherilyn Huffman   Vocals
David Hungate   Bass
John Jennings   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar
Wendy Suits Johnson   Vocals
Zev Katz   Bass
Kyle Lehning   Synthesizer
Paul Leim   Drums
Robbie Magruder   Drums
Wade Mathews   Bass
Terry McMillan   Percussion
Mark O'Connor   Fiddle,Mandolin
David Palmer   Drums
Shawn Pelton   Drums
Jim Photoglo   Vocals,Background Vocals
Lisa Silver   Vocals
Steuart Smith   Hi String
Joe Stanley   Electric Guitar
Harry Stinson   Vocals,Background Vocals
Billy Joe Walker   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Rico Petrocelli   Bass
Jon Carroll   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
John Conte   Bass
Kenny White   Organ,Piano,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Cheryl Wheeler   Producer,Cover Painting
Kyle Lehning   Producer
Ben Wisch   Producer

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