Sherman Tank Trio at the Dream Café
- Sat • December 1, 2018 • 6:00 PM
- Event Cost: $32 Premium . $22 Wings
This trio features Sherman Tank Doucette on the harp; D’Arcy Booth on the guitar; and Dylan Logan Ranney on percussion.
Sherman (Tank) Doucette, Bluesman Singer / Harmonica player. Born December 6, 1953, North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada. Sherman’s natural ear for music began developing at an early age. There were many musical nights of singing and dancing at the Doucette’s home when he was a young boy. Family, friends and neighbours would come to join in the fun. His father played the guitar and the banjo, his brother played the guitar and his grandfather played the fiddle & harmonica. His mother, sisters and aunts all sang and danced.
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
Today proudly calls the Okanagan home with his band, TANKful of Blues – performing / recording – captured live and on CDs.- the Tank continues to perform with all the passion and conviction few can deliver – anyone who has seen him perform will agree he puts on an incredible show.