After years out of the spotlight, singer-songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill is returning to the stage at Mattituck’s The Old Mill Inn from 8–10 p.m. on Saturday, August 17.
Berryhill’s two albums Who’s Gonna Save The World? and Garage Orchestra came out in the late 1980s and early 90s and put her on the folk-pop map. She continued to release new music—and even wrote a novel, Memoirs of A Female Messiah—through the 90s, but the birth of her son, Alexander, and dealing with a traumatic brain injury suffered by her husband, Crawddaddy founder Paul Williams, took precedence over her career in recent years.
She released Beloved Stranger, a collection of songs inspired by her experiences with Williams’ brain injury, in 2008 and started a blog under the same title. Williams died early this year, and Berryhill has started recording some new music again, which will eventually culminate in her seventh album. Her appearance at The Old Mill Inn marks one of her first public performance in years, excluding playing at her husband’s memorial.
The show is part of a lineup of excellent music and performers at The Old Mill Inn this summer, which featured Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks (Casey is one of Berryhill’s biggest fans) on August 3 and singer-guitarist Liza Coppola this Saturday, August 10. World famous comedian Sandra Berhard is scheduled to appear there Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24.
The Old Mill Inn is located at 5775 West Mill Road in Mattituck. Call 631-298-8080 or visit theoldmillinn.net for tickets and info.
Check out cindyleeberryhill.com for more about this singer-songwriter.