Early on, Ewing was influenced by the unrefined, raw style of fellow Minnesotans, The Replacements and Husker Du, as well as by England’s punk music scene he experienced while attending an all boys boarding school in the UK.
After prep school, Ewing attended Columbia University in New York City where he met John “Jojo” Hermann, best 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 Ewing’s debut CD, “Bluemoon.”
In 2006, after playing together on and off for 25 years, Sherman Ewing and Jojo Hermann officially united as the Alt/Blues/Rock duo, Missing Cats. The duo has toured steadily in the years since, building up a loyal following and making notable appearances, including being invited to play Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam in 2010 with such legendary musicians as Steve Miller and Greg Allman.
In 2011, Sherman released his solo rock album, “Single Room Saloon” to widespread acclaim, including multiple placements in USA Today and elsewhere. The collection included collaborations with Jojo Hermann, George Recile (Keith Richards, Bob Dylan), Tony Garner (Bob Dylan) as well as Anthony Krizan (Spin Doctors), and Tom Marshall (Phish, Amphibian).
In 2012, Missing Cats was joined in the studio by Mike Mills (REM), the North Mississippi All Stars and other special guests, resulting in the release of “Larry Brown Amen.” The duo supported the album with an 18-city tour, backed by The North Mississippi All Stars.
Sherman’s wrenching album, “Cross My Broken Heart” was released in 2015, and as mentioned above, was inspired in part by his experiences during Hurricane Sandy. Since the 2015 release, Sherman continued to perform both solo and with Jojo Hermann in the New York City Area and in select cities in the USA.
Sherman Ewing’s latest release “Come And Meet Me” is available everywhere now! His songwriting evokes some of that attitude infused into a blend of pop, rock and country. With an all-star band at his back (members have worked with Bob Dylan, Spin Doctors, Hank Williams, Jr., Phish, Keith Richards and Widespread Panic), Ewing opens an emotional vein for all the world to hear.
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