Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, singer-songwriter Cheryl Gaudet has salt water and music running in her veins. For the past twelve years Cheryl has been dividing her time between Mazatlan, Mx. and Nova Scotia. While home this summer, she recorded a six song LP entitled "Time For Love" at Paradise Sound Studio in beautiful Paradise NS with old time friend and engineer, Vance Dylan. Some of the Valley's best players sat in on the tracks and the result is a perfect mix of Gaudet originals that she has been wanting to record for some time.
From very early on her skills as a guitarist, singer-songwriter and harmonica player set Cheryl apart. In 1985 she made her national media debut on CBC radio with a broadcast recording of ten original songs. Soon after she moved to Toronto and became a popular draw on the folk club scene. In 1989, while hosting a radio show at CIUT, she founded the Eaglewood Folk Festival at a completely wheelchair accessible wilderness retreat in Pefferlaw where she and her husband frequented. She spent the next four years directing the festival and laying the foundation for one of Canada's most loved celebrations of songwriters and artists that thrived for twenty-five years.
In 1993 Cheryl returned to Nova Scotia to build a home on the ocean and focus on songwriting and performing. She released two independent recordings; Green on Blue in 2000, produced by David Burton and CBC's Glenn Meisner, then South Shore Moon in 2006, produced by Cheryl and Terry Pulliam. Both records received international airplay and her songs were also released on numerous compilations. She collaborated on dance pieces with choreographer, Pat Richards and co-wrote the music for a six part radio drama by Ed Thomason which aired on Richardson's Roundup on CBC. During this time she performed extensively at songwriter circles, theaters and festivals, appearing with Susan Aglukark, Valdy, Bruce Guthro, Laura Smith, Sarah Harmer, Rose Cousins, Ian Thomas, Brooke Miller and more.
While performing in Mazatlan, Mexico in 2009 Cheryl fell in love with the warmth and beauty of the seaside city. She extended her stay and continued performing at popular venues, instantly gaining the admiration and support of enthusiastic music lovers. She formed a duo with San Diego keyboardist, Rob Lamonica and they played together for four seasons, released a live album and won the Mazzie Award for best musicans in 2011. Cheryl later returned to playing solo. In 2014 she took a different turn and founded the hugely successful Mazatlan Comedy Club at Hotel Playa Mazatlan, featuring top acts from the US and Canada. The following year she also began a house concert series at her home in Mazatlan where she creates a beautiful, intimate setting for her guests to enjoy live music.