Sherman Ewing’s music is his own unique mix, suggesting a maturity, despite his 40 young years, that comes from development of a multi-dimensional sound. That sound can be traced back to his native Minnesota, a virtual rock and roll holy land of the Midwest. His sound is also seasoned through two decades of experience as a street wise singer/songwriter in New York City.
Early on, Ewing was influenced by the unrefined and direct sounds of fellow Minnesotans, The Replacements and Husker Du, as well as England’s punk music which he experienced while attending an all boy’s boarding school in England. After prep school in England, Ewing attended Columbia University in New York City where he first met John “Jojo” Hermann, known now for Widespread Panic (and Missing Cats).
Sherman’s solo career began in 2002 when he teamed up with producer Godfrey Diamond (Lou Reed, Aerosmith, Billy Squier). Ewing and Diamond’s collaborative chemistry was immediate, resulting in the writing and recording of, “Bluemoon.”
The 11 tracks on “Bluemoon” boast an outstanding team of musicians, including George Recile (Keith Richards, Bob Dylan), Ivan Neville, John Ginty (Robert Randolph), Jack Petruzelli (Joan Osborne), and David Dreiwitz (Ween).
In 2006, after playing together on and off for 25 years, Sherman Ewing and Jojo Hermann officially united under the name, Missing Cats. Missing Cats toured in 2009 to a tremendous response.
In 2011, Sherman Ewing released, “Single Room Saloon” to widespread acclaim. The long awaited album includes collaborations with Ewing’s old friends, Jojo Hermann (Widespread Panic) and George Recile (Keith Richards, Bob Dylan), as well as Anthony Krizan (Spin Doctors), and Tom Marshall (Phish, Amphibian).
In 2012, Sherman Ewing and Jojo Hermann’s Missing Cats released, “Larry Brown, Amen” and enjoyed an 18 city tour, including an appearance at the Down on the Bayou Benefit to fund the New Orleans Musicians Clinic – an event they’ve played at and enjoyed several times.
In 2013, Sherman Ewing performed at the Rockwood Music Hall in New York City (four times between March and September).
In 2014, Sherman Ewing has continued to work on his music with live performances in New York City and elsewhere.
See, hear, and download Sherman Ewing’s music at iTunes: “Bluemoon” and “Single Room Saloon”
See, hear, and download Missing Cats music at iTunes: “Larry Brown, Amen”
Read a review of “Cross My Broken Heart” in NeuFutur Magazine.
Sherman Ewing is set to go into the recording studio this summer (2016) to record a follow up to his 2015 critically-acclaimed release, “Cross My Broken Heart” CD to be released in the late Fall of this year (2016).