Michael Sherry

A Wheelhouse Event

Michael Sherry

Humble Digs

Fri · August 18, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 9:00 pm)

$8.00 - $10.00

Michael Sherry
Michael Sherry
Michael Sherry first picked up the guitar at age 12 and it just fit. Initially inspired by the great
grunge rock bands of the early and mid nineties, he soon became interested in a variety of musical
styles including blues, jazz, country and fingerstyle guitar. Into his teens and throughout high
school Michael began to gain local notoriety as a standout guitar player.
Immediately after graduating high school Michael joined the Springfield based alternative rock band
Promize which served as a platform to showcase Michael’s original guitar playing and new
songwriting skills. At 19 he went into Zing studios to record Promize’s ‘Reason For Expectation’
album. In addition to serving as one of the main songwriters and arrangers for the group, Michael
provided backing vocals on many of the albums tracks as well as lead vocals on his original
composition ‘Moth’. After a few years playing extensively around the Northeast Michael decided
leave the band and follow his second passion, cooking.
After attending the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in Vancouver, British Columbia Michael was
offered a job at the prestigious Nobu restaurant in New York City. He spent several years cooking
there and at a few other 4 star restaurants in the city. On his off days Michael would often spend
hours at Tower Records immersing himself in the music of great singer/songwriters like Bruce
Springsteen, Neil Young and Lucinda Williams.
A trip to New Zealand with a high school friend led to a major change in his life. In a moment of
deep introspection he decided to put aside cooking and follow his first and true passion, music.
Upon his return to New York, he promptly packed up his things and moved to California with his
girlfriend. The two landed in Los Angeles just a few months later.
Michael quickly immersed himself in the Los Angeles music scene. He played lead guitar with the
band “Bryson Van Cleve and the Show.” He then made the jump to lead vocalist and lead guitar in
the band White Sundays. Upon the breakup of the White Sundays Michael continued to play in a
variety of side projects including Downward Dog and Greentown. In 2012 he was asked to join LA
rock band Time and the Dragon with whom he continues to record and perform. In addition Michael
and a few other local L.A. musicians started the country-oriented group Blackburn Country in an
effort to branch out musically. He now tours extensively with the group around California.
In the summer of 2015, Michael decided to step into the studio and finally put to tape a backlog of
songs he had written over the years. “These were really just a bunch of songs I had written in my
bedroom on the acoustic guitar”. What started to emerge was a diverse but cohesive array of well
crafted songs that brought together the best of his influences. The musicianship and song craft on
Bright Lights and Broken Dreams shows an artist just who’s bound for bigger things.
Michael and his CD Bright Lights and Broken Dreams have garnered acclaim from many new fans
including folk music legend Judy Collins: “Michael Sherry is wonderful. I heard his album for the
first time a few weeks ago and it rocks! Michael's talent knocks me out. I love Michael’s songs, they
are beautiful and he is a very talented and inspirational singer. Get his new CD as soon as it comes
out! I love it and you will too!”
Judy Collins
Humble Digs
Humble Digs
Humble Digs started off as sporadic home recordings in a total college-dude-disaster house, two guys piecing together folky songs with weird jazzy excursions. After over a year and dozens of recordings, a full band was formed and started playing in the New England area. Drawing on the songwriting of 70’s sophisticats (Donald Fagen and James Taylor being particular heroes), filtering it through the influence of adventurous live bands, and playing it with a sunny, laid-back Amherst attitude, their music is at times challenging, at times easy listening, and always ready to make you jump, sway, or rage. They are currently releasing a slew of EP’s that showcase their songwriting and blissed-out-barn-fidelity production, while continuing to develop a fluid and exciting live performance. Hear their latest EP "A Love Song" at https://humbledigs.bandcamp.com/album/a-love-song
Venue Information:
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
289 Main St
Greenfield, MA, 01301
https://www.hawksandreed.com/