Digital Folk Festival Episode Seven: Sherman Downey

Date: Thursday August 27th

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Welcome to the Episode Seven for the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival 2020 Digital Edition, presented by Equinor.

This episode is the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award, including a tribute from local musicians and a performance from Sherman Downey.

Sherman Downey

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With infectious melodies, toe-tapping rhythms, and a story to tell, Sherman Downey presents his craft with a charm and poignancy that leaves a lasting impression.
After releasing his 2009 debut “Honey For Bees”, Sherman took his energetic performances to stages ranging from the Vancouver Olympics to Australia’s Woodford Folk Festival, earning international radio play. His highly anticipated second release “The Sun In Your Eyes” was awarded MusicNL’s ‘Pop/Rock Recording of the Year’ and earned him Newfoundland and Labrador’s ‘SOCAN Songwriter of the Year’ distinction. The album’s first single ‘Thick as Thieves’ won CBC’s inaugural Searchlight Prize and ‘Canada’s Best New Artist’ accolade.

As work begins on his third album, Sherman Downey continues to craft songs that are both whimsical and heartfelt; performing them with unabashed Honesty.