Growing up in a rural farming community in Shining Bank Lake, Alberta which is about 140 miles northwest of Edmonton, or about 100 miles from Jasper depending on which way the crow flies, Sherry grew up listening to her grandfather play Métis fiddle and sing the old songs like Danny Boy, and Red River jig.
" My mother loves country music and I really got my inspiration from her." said Sherry, with a mixed heritage of Irish and French Canadian (Metis) , I love the toe tapping fiddle as much as the slow mournful ballads.
My father was a chef and I first started singing in the restaurant at 2 years old. I was determined to make enough money to ride the electric horse across the street and so began my singing career and love of horses. Unfortunately extreme shyness kept me from developing that skill until much later in life.
Singing, when she was younger, was confined to the church or to her six children as they grew up. Williams ranched and enjoyed the rural lifestyle until 1999, where she lived along the Pine River in Chetwynd, BC before relocating to Salt Spring Island, then later Victoria, BC.
Sherry studied visual art both at Victoria College of Art, as well as UVIC where she was made a member of the prestigious Golden Key Society for academic excellence. Her dreams of becoming an Arts professor were cut short by a of couple car accidents and she was left with debilitating pain, and fatigue, however with her indomitable spirit, Sherry decided to fall back on her first love, and dedicate herself more to her love of music.
Sherry and her her long time companion Wilf Davies, began performing together two years ago. Wilf is a professional musician and has taught and played music all over the Westcoast, as well as in USA. He was a school band instructor for many years and This duo of Sherry and Wilf play everything from jazz to country and back again. Often teaming up with some of their many music friends, they call their band "Southbound".