“Beautifully angry” (Never Nervous), the upcoming full length debut That Shadow Too Am I of post-folk songwriter Sheri Streeter explores a darkness long eschewed in hopes of exposing and extracting one’s fatal flaw under a spotlight. The Louisville based, Michigan born vocalist and guitarist has a soft, songbird warble you could break with lyrics that cut deep, underscoring a quiet intensity throughout their music that’s still tender to the touch. Emotionally visceral, these ten tracks examine what simultaneously repels and attracts connection and intimacy, attachment and vulnerability. The resulting insight into recurring themes embraces the fear of truly knowing oneself, casting compassion upon missteps, and reframing open wounds with acceptance.
“A voice of quiet, strong resolve. Clear and powerful, masking the darkness of [their] lyrics. Songs such as ‘Crotch Crucifix’ and ‘Love in the Time of Hate’ speak to the horrors that face women and the queer community in a way that also encourages and bolsters them. These are fighting songs at a time when the fights are the hardest.” – Slugger City Sounds(July 2019)
“Beautifully angry… [their] voice on this track particularly really riles me up, almost to the point of flipping tables, which is a bit unusual considering it’s mostly just Sheri and an acoustic guitar.” – Never Nervous (October 2016)
“Musicians Attack Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin With Tune ‘Crotch Crucifix’” – Breitbart(June 2016)
“Streeter’s voice features an undercurrent of fragility, and is vulnerable and earnest in delivery. On so many levels, ‘Home Videos’ is relatable.” – LEO Weekly(August 2017)
“[This] latest effort… heavily showcases Streeter’s beautiful, sometimes fierce voice and warm acoustic guitar with a bit of decorative piano, atmospheric organ and auxiliary percussion to give each track a bit of added flavor… In a short span of 5 songs, Richer For The Grief, has quite an emotional range emanating sadness, anger and sometimes furious anger.” – Never Nervous – Album of the Week and Interview (August 2017)
“This song [‘Love in the Time of Hate’] is about empathy. It’s about the strength it takes to carry that empathy in your daily life. In this sense, the song is both beautiful and anxiety inducing. Most of all it’s fucking real. This is a snapshot of a feeling that doesn’t just go away, even if sometimes you choose to ignore it.” – Never Nervous (August 2018)