Sherry Ryan on growing up in Middle Cove, Newfoundland; 'I roller-skated to piano lessons on Saturday mornings. On rainy Saturday afternoons I listened to Carol King records and on Sunday evenings I put on my long dress and danced to the Irish Rovers television show'. Raised on a land fertile for songs and storytelling, Sherry Ryan has proven herself a gifted lyricist who can take a personal experience and make it universal. Her debut album Bottom of a Heart (2005) earned nation wide attention, extensive radio play and showcases across Canada and the US. She was named Newfoundland & Labrador Female artist of the Year for 2006 and her song 'One of Those Amazing Nights' was nominated for SOCAN song of the year. Following on the success of Bottom of a Heart comes Ryan's second release Wonderful Cures. Wonderful Cures is another showcase for Sherry's exceptional songwriting. Produced by Mark Bragg and recorded in St. John's by Don Ellis, this album is a bit of a departure in that the bulk of the recording was done in just three days. In an effort to showcase Ryan's evolution as a songwriter, producer Mark Bragg chose to work with less musicians in a live setting to create a more soulful, stripped down record.