I have been writing songs since I was 7 years old and they come from a place deep inside. I have an MFA in poetry and I think this helps my song writing. The first time I sang one of my original songs on stage at an open mic night, the audience responded so great that I was hooked. I've spent the last 12 years singing and playing guitar at local clubs and festivals, and last year I finally played with a band at our arena--opening for Little Big Town. It was so amazing singing my songs to such a huge crowd. People were so excited and encouraging...so I think it's time to get them out of Fairbanks, Alaska and to the rest of the country. I think people respond to my songs because they are honestly written and performed with love and passion. When you write a good song and sing it right, and people get it and want to hear it again or buy it...there's no better feeling...that connection through music is what it's all about.
Sheri Wolf --singer, acoustic guitar player, songwriter
I have 2 independently produced CD's
(2002) Beneath the Skin -- featuring 6 original songs, 2 originals of Steve Rathje re-written/arranged by me with permission from my dad. 1 original from Robin Dale Ford. And 1 cover of Hanky Panky
This was a fun project because I had 2 producers and 12 other musicians that added to the project so it has a full sound and lots of musical variety. This cd got a lot of local airplay when it first came out and every once in a while I still hear a song played on the university station or the local public radio station. I had a baby right after it came out, so I never pursued sending it out or promoting it. Currently I'm working on a country album.
Howl at the Moon -- featuring 9 original acoustic songs:
Howl At the Moon, Under the Sun, Biker Chic, A Good Friend, My Father's Guitar, Belly Dancer, This House is On Fire, I Should Have Left When I Woke Up (An Alaskan Love Story) & Pilot
I sing and Play guitar on all and a friend Matt Saradet plays lead on most of the songs with me.
The last show the band played was 2 sets with a mix of mostly originals and some covers. We try and mix up the fast ones and the slow ones to keep the pace interesting. We covered JoDee Messina, Juile Roberts, Jimmy Buffet, Hank Williams, Harry Chapin, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow,Willie Nelson, and others.