Cia Cherryholmes and Sherri Clark

| April 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Since Cherryholmes announced their unexpected dissolution in January, the bluegrass world has been rife with rumors and speculation.

Will the kids reform without mom and dad? Perhaps they will all go on to work with other groups?

Well, we have an answer for at least one of this talented brood. Cia, the eldest of the performing Cherryholmes, has announced that following the band’s final appearance at HoustonFest on May 7, she will embark on a career as a solo artist. She is currently accepting engagements on that basis.

Given this young lady’s demonstrated skills as a singer, songwriter and banjo player, it seems certain that there is a place for her to find success in the music business. Bluegrass Today offers her our best wishes, and looks forward to this next chapter in her career.

Here’s a look back at Cherryholmes, live at Bonnaroo in 2009, on a song that Cia wrote (and sings).

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While a solo venture is taking shape, Cia will be working with Sheri Clark (Sheri Clark Media) to develop and implement an Artist Development Workshop Series. Working as a team, Cia and Sheri will offer individualized one-on-one coaching for artists at any stage of professional development.

Clark worked with Cherryholmes for their final two years, doing both sound and publicity, and sees this new partnership as a boon for both of them.

“After working with Cia over the years, not only did I become a fan of her brilliant voice, writing and musicianship, I noticed her ability to understand the whole picture of the business. We had casually discussed what a great team we would make, having worked in all aspects of the entertainment industry, and at the levels we had both attained. And we are still actively involved.”

Sheri Clark Media will also represent Cia as a solo artist. More details about the workshops can be obtained by contacting them online.

John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.

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