Guitarist Singer Songwriter Sam Sherwin has been active on the New York Music scene appearing at venues including the Mercury Lounge,China Club, ,CBGB's The R Bar,Arlene's Grocery,Luna Lounge,La Bar Bat,The Living Room, The Bitter End,Parkside Lounge, The C Note, The Lakeside, Webster Hall,The Lone Star Roadhouse, and various music festivals to name a few. He is currently out on the road supporting his latest release IODINE COCKTAILS.

In a recent review of IODINE COCKTAILS in LUCiD CULTURE, people and critics began to take notice ....... Sam Sherwin has made a name for himself in recent years as a songwriter and bandleader (his previous album Dirty Little Secrets made our predecessor e-zine’s list of the best albums of 2006).

Born in Detroit, he now resides in the New York area. Watch him! He still plays guitar upside down and backwards. He makes regular trips back to Detroit doing gigs with his cousin Jeff"Baby" Grand (guitarist with Uncle Cracker) opening for David Peel & The Lower East Side, Howlin' Diablos, Mitch Ryder guitarist Jim McCarty, The Butler Twins, The Detroit Cobras, Jill Sobule, The Replacements, Steve Forbert, Jane Getter,Nona Hendryx,Grant Green Jr. and more.

Sam Sherwin a southpaw guitarslinger has always had a gig, whether playing lead with someone else (most memorably with late 90s/early zeros New York noir rock legends DollHouse) or fronting his own band

Now backed by a stellar group of musicians including Dena Tauriello from Antigone Rising on drums,Donna"Lady Bass"McPherson from Bernie Worrell's Funkadelic on bass, and keyboardist Peter Vitalone from Garland Jefferys, Dayna Kurtz/ Richie Havens, and solo artist/vocalist/guitarist Janet La Belle.This new lineup are slammin' the hell out of the recent live shows they're doing.

This is the new Sam Sherwin package. Upcoming shows will feature Jeff Beck bassist Wilbur Bascomb and a variety well known guest musicians. Listen to Sam on WUSB FM 90.1 especially on DJ "WORKHORSE'S" show. WUSB.org on the internet has lots of Sam's work on simulcast.


IODINE COCKTAILS, Sam Sherwin's newest CD release, three years in the making proves to be his most accomplished work to date. What with a cast like this it's no wonder IODINE COCKTAILS is garnering rave reviews from all corners... Wilbur Bascomb(Jeff Beck, James Brown, Mick Taylor) on bass Keith Golden( Dido, Eminem, Paula Cole) on bass Peter Vitalone(Dayna Kurtz,Les Paul, Richie Havens, Jimmy Buffet,etc) piano & Hammond Walter Parks(Richie Havens) on background vocals Karli Maloney on background vocals Jared Schonig on drums, Producer and arranger Randy Crafton on percussion & drums,and a "who's who" of some of the finest New York City session players have helped knock this one "outta the park"!
This Sam Sherwin's second collaboration with Producer Randy Crafton reaches new heights of sonic brilliance.And after a listen or two, you’ll find yourself humming some of the tunes.The songs have that “get stuck in your head" thing going on, and the disc has that kind of attraction, ... a "gotta have it" story!
Iodine Cocktails is a concoction of brilliant and shimmering Classic American guitar playing accompanied by the lush harmonies of
Hammond B3 ,Piano and the emotional brilliance of Sherwin's vocal capacity. We don't hear music like this anymore. And if you do -it
will likely take much digging around to find something as rewarding a listen as this brilliant cadre of songs. Written over the last few years- the
material takes the listener on a journey from back ally Blues to Juke Joints to the wide open sound of the dusty American landscape infused with
dashes of harmonica and gospel . You will like this cocktail consumed slowly, often, and hopefully in the company others. Availalbe on itunes Cd babys and
other fine distilleries.