Sherman left home at fifteen with a harmonica and a twenty dollar bill in his pocket bound for the west coast to Vancouver, British Columbia. It was there that he discovered the Chicago blues style on an album featuring Muddy Waters, Junior Wells and James Cotton. He soon began singing and playing in a series of local blues bands. By the age of seventeen, he had developed a style of playing greatly influenced by the late great Paul Butterfield.
It wasn't long before he was performing with the best bands in Vancouver. On numerous occasions he had the great privilege of sharing the stage with such greats as legendary players as John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, Sonny Land Slim ( Andrew Luandrew ), Pinetop Perkins, and several shows with old friends Jim Byrnes, Long John Baldry. Powder Blues Band