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 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 north of the city where she and her husband frequented. She spent the next four years directing the festival and laying the foundation for what continues to be one of Canada's most loved celebrations of songwriters, and artists.
Cheryl returned to Nova Scotia to focus on songwriting and released two indepedent recordings, Green On Blue in 2000, produced by David Burton and CBC's Glenn Meisner and 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 with choreographer, Pat Richards and co-wrote the music for a six part radio drama by Ed Tomason 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, Jackie Washington, Mose Scarlett, Bruce Guthro, Laura Smith, Sarah Harmer, Rose Cousins, Ian thomas, Brooke Miller and many others.
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 keyboardist, Rob Lamonica. They played over 200 shows a year, released a live album and won the Mazzie Award for best musicans in 2011.
Cheryl is back on her own, performing at a variety of venues in Mazatlan, writing her next album AND producing the Mazatlan Comedy Club!