Writing and singing songs around the dinner table led to his signing a recording and publishing contract with a Montreal indie label at the tender age of 59. He's been writing, performing and touring ever since. He's recorded several CDs of original songs, tales of working people, lost souls, the vagaries of romance and the dark times we live in.

Often joking that he has made a career out of exploring occupations that earn little money, during and after a long career as a journalist, Sherman produced documentary films and won a Gemini for his flick Mordecai Richler: Last of the Wild Jews for Bravo.

His CDs include Off Key and Out of Tune; If I Could Run, Lost & Found and his latest, When the Time Comes.

He now lives in the Laurentien Mountains north of Montreal where he spends his days writing, napping, cooking, napping, playing guitar and scribbling song lyrics. When overused joints allow, he’ll hike a trail, jump in a lake or hoist a dumbbell or two.

He's rehearsing and writing songs for his upcoming one-man play, My Guitar Don't Weep.