"As another rocker who has grown up and managed to incorporate adult concerns into their work without sacrificing the passion and energy of youth, Cidny Bullens deserves to be mentioned alongside such peers as Bruce Springsteen, John Hiatt, Bonnie Raitt and Steve Earle. ”

— No Depression

WALKIN' THROUGH THIS WORLD

Cidny has laid himself bare and the results are wonderful!

Sir Elton John-June, 2020

 

Cidny Bullens’ Walkin’ Through This World has what our world needs right now: a brave statement by a seasoned rock and roll warrior. Slashing guitars and solid drums frame lyrics that are deeply personal, but equally universal. This is what Americana should be, roots rock that embraces the big tent that is this country, both in the story it tells and the range of musical influences from which it draws. Sounds recalling everything from Lou Reed to the Beatles are subsumed into one, distinctive artistic voice. In the glut of releases that are around even in this fraught time, this one is essential. Miss it at your peril.— Michael Ross (Guitar Player Magazine, Premier Guitar, Sound On Sound, Electronic Musician)

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This two-time Grammy nominee’s career has taken Cidny from singing back-up on tour with Elton John, on record with Rod Stewart, (and even a few gigs with Bob Dylan), plus singing lead vocals on the “Grease” movie soundtrack to having nine critically acclaimed solo albums, including the award winning Desire Wire, Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth, Neverlanddream #29, and Howling Trains and Barking Dogs.

Cid’s friends on the albums include friends Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Bryan Adams, Emmylou Harris, Delbert McClinton, and Sir Elton John himself. Cidny has also co-written songs in Nashville for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Dixie Chicks, and several charting singles including Radney Foster’s hit “Hammer and Nails”.  

Since 2007, Cidny has been one-third of “super-group”, The Refugees- with Wendy Waldman and Deborah Holland.  Their fourth album is slated for release in early 2023.

In 2011, Cidny made the difficult and daunting decision to physically transition from Cindy to Cidny. He wrote and performed his one-person theatrical show Somewhere Between: Not An Ordinary Life, the story of his personal journey, all over the U.S. from 2016-2018.

In 2019-20, a documentary short about Cid's life, directed by T.J. Parsell, called The Gender Line screened at major film festivals around the world and won multiple awards, including several "Best Documentary Short".

Cid recently released his first album as “Cidny Bullens” entitled Walkin' Through This World. The album was co-produced in Nashville with longtime friend Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell, Lucinda Williams).

Cid's memoir TransElectric: My Life as a Cosmic Rock Star--with forward by Sir Elton John--is due out on June 1, 2023. The advance book has already garnered praise from the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Billie Jean King, music author and critic Dave Marsh, manager and record executive Danny Goldberg, and author and world-renowned transgender advocate and educator Jamison Green.

Along with continuing to write and perform his music, Cid is also a transgender and LGBTQIA advocate and a highly regarded public speaker.

 

 

ARTICLE IN NOV/DEC 2019 ISSUE OF EAST NASHVILLIAN MAGAZINE

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