Updated: Apr 1
For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! If three words just aren't enough..then tell us more! Light-filled folk rock for a hardened world, sometimes cosmic What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else?) Tell us why: Songwriting because it feels satisfying, healing, like therapy; it’s also like putting lots of puzzle pieces together in telling a story. Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?: It feels like work, but it’s ok, the comping is often the hardest, and playing to a click track can be hard. I have great appreciation for recording engineers who have made me feel comfortable in the studio. Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing?:
I have a full time job. But I like to spend time with my husband and dog, go out to eat with friends, and travel, hiking, meditation. Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why? I like that when you find out about a musician you like you can look them up right away. I like that some songwriters have biographies out on audible. I’m starting to listen to them. Can you tell us what song you've written that is the most emotional and describe the meaning behind it? Life Goes On - it’s a tribute to my father who died in 2012. He believed in life after death, and his voice is on the recording
Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year?: Yes, working on new songs, have a gig with my husband at the Blue Owl in Santa Barbara on Sat April 8 at 7pm, and 2 of my songs, Unify and Life Goes On, will be on the Folk Now compilation album which will be released by Hudson Harding Music in May and June. I’d like to start recording a 2nd album in the fall. Tell us where fans can access your music. sheriedavismusic.com
Releasing her first album, My Heart Returns To Me, in 2021, singer-songwriter, Sherie Davis, has created a substantial work of uplifting, heartening, and inspiring songs that explore life’s deepest questions. Sherie is known for her soaring melodies that range from angelic high notes that dip down to satisfyingly earthy low tones. Her flute playing supports her vocal with an other-worldly purity. Sherie’s socially conscious lyrics explore thought-provoking topics such as life after death, hard life lessons, and living in our challenging world of unprecedented events. Her music has been described simply as light-filled folk rock for a hardened world. In addition to her own vocals, rhythm guitar, and flute, Sherie brought together a lineup of talented musicians including Jesse Rhodes, multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer, and co-producer, Mark Alciati, mandolin and lead guitar player, and many other talented musicians and friends.
The combined efforts of these skillful musicians has created a sound that has landed both the album at #13 and Sherie, as an artist, at #21 on the FAI Folk Chart for folk radio for January 2023. Sherie grew up just outside of Boston, Massachusetts where her musical influences were the Indigo Girls, Sheryl Crow, Patty Griffin, James Taylor, Martin Sexton, and Bonnie Raitt. The result is that her album is a mix of folk rock, heartfelt soul-searching lyrics, and a touch of the cosmic with flute and marktree chimes. Sherie started taking guitar lessons at the early age of 10 and was encouraged to play guitar right-handed even though she’s a lefty because, “you want to be able to borrow other people’s guitars.” They were right. Sherie also took many years of ‘boring’ flute lessons as a kid.