24min | English | Igal Hecht
Nick Sherman is a First Nation singer-songwriter and guitarist from Thunder Bay. Nick was raised in Sioux Lookout, Ontario where he became involved with the small punk scene at a young age, which has informed his music. Sherman's music is inspired by his trips up to North Caribou Lake First Nation where his grandfather would take him trapping, play his guitar, and sing. Sherman attended the Winnipeg Business College where he studied broadcasting before starting his career at CBC Radio in Thunder Bay.
Sherman's music has taken him across the country where he has performed at various events and festivals such as Ottawa Bluesfest, Vancouver Folk Festival, Luminato Festival, and more. Sherman worked in radio for nine years, and now spends part of the year in remote Indigenous communities bringing music programming into schools. “Over the years I’ve come to realize that it’s not about what equipment or instruments are available,” Sherman says. “My main focus is figuring out how to teach young people to make meaningful connections through self-expression, and show them how this can counteract the deep sense of isolation so many of them feel.”