I was born in Dallas, Texas. In the same neighborhood at Stevie Ray and Jimmy Vaughan. I have always had a love for all things creative. I started writing poetry in grade school. I needed to express myself in a "safe" way. I began to illustrate my poems and writings as well, and thrived in art and music classes. I started violin lessons in elementary school, then viola and then moved on to cello. I began piano lessons in the second grade as well. That ended the cello classes. I fell in love with piano initially, then guitar became my first choice. I taught myself to play an instrument because I love to sing. Singing sets my heart free. I fell in love with The Beatles when I was 5 years old. I would never be the same. Music became such an important part of my well being. It has been my therapy throughout my life. Music as well as many different forms of creative expression has been a great friend and healing tool. I have posted some of my writings HERE
My mom bought me a piano in second grade and my first guitar when I was in 7th grade. I taught myself guitar. I have always played by ear. It got me in a lot of trouble early on. My piano teacher finally gave up on me and told my mom she was wasting her time, that I would never learn to read music. Thus ended my academic education musically.
I spent over 18 years in Tulsa Oklahoma and did most of my music career there. I now call East Texas home. I have a nonprofit HeARTS Found, helping hurting people heal through creative expression. This organization is my HeART, seriously. I know we all have a story. We have all been hurt deeply. Art is a great catalyst for healing the broken. This is what HeARTS Found is all about.
I began writing “Stirrings From Inside” in 2003. I felt an urging in my spirit to write an abstract artistic version of my life up to that point. It was to be a big catalyst in my healing process. I completed the first version of the book in 2007. I also created the illustrations for the book, CD & calendar and began selling the trilogy at my shows. All of my "Stirrings" books have been sold, but we are gearing up for a second printing! Excited!
I have been working on a new book entitled "A Drop of Water".
Be on the lookout for the Cookbook collaboration with
Chef Jackson York, CEC, AAC
Sheri began performing professionally at age 16. She was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, moved to Austin in the late 70s, then to Tulsa Oklahoma in 1990. Sheri performed at the Bergstrom Air Force Base NCO club alongside headliners such as, “Asleep at the Wheel” and “Cooter Brown.”
She's won awards for her original songs and has 3 songs listed in the Billboard Charts with honorable mention.
Sheri has performed on numerous television shows and was featured back-up vocals for numerous radio commercials. She has worked with some pretty talented folks and is honored to be a part of the Tulsa music scene for over 18 years.
Sheri was invited as a special guest of Jim Halsey at his induction to the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and was also a special guest at the Tulsa Spot Awards.
Sheri, along with her band "Instant Karma", performed for the “Tulsa Blues Festival” two consecutive years, among other major functions. "Instant Karma" won first place in the Tulsa’s Best Blues Band Contest. Sheri has opened for Ian Moore at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Aaron Neville at the Riverparks Amphitheater in Tulsa, as well as sang the duet “You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma” with David Frizzell. Sheri was also a featured artist on the “Up Late with Ben Sumner” show out of Tulsa, OK.
More recently I was invited to open for Kadie Lynn of America's Got Talent at the 2019 ProJam in Kemp, TX. and I have been nominated for Acoustic Artist of the Year for the 2019 East Texas Music Awards. I am super jazzed about that. I am back in the studio, doing some serious new song writing as well and continuing to do my art.
Thanks so much for stopping by to check out what I'm up to.
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Check out the Shows page for listings of where I will be performing.
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