Erika Sherger is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Northern New Jersey. After traveling the world and living out of state for 10 years in her twenties, Erika returned to her home state. She has been writing songs and playing instruments since she was a kid, but became more serious about her songwriting in her 30's, after being treated for cancer.
Erika's songs are honest and raw responses to the different emotional terrain she has traversed, from losing her mother to ALS to riding her blind horse, Levon. Erika openly embraces the beauty and pain of life. Her autobiographical style, set among an indie-folk-americana landscape, tells stories with courage and humility.
Erika grew up listening to the Beatles, the classic rock of the 60's and 70's, Neil Young, 80's pop (Pat Benatar and Cyndi Lauper), Peter Gabriel, the Grateful Dead. Her vocal style is most often compared to Stevie Nicks, Natalie Merchant and Linda Rondstadt. Her songwriting is heavily informed by Americana, indie folk and alt country (Ryan Adams, Wilco, Iron and Wine, etc).
Erika is often found playing songwriter shows and at bars, restaurants and coffee houses in New Jersey and Pennsylania. She released her first EP, Like Birds, in March 2021, a complication of 8 songs she wrote during COVID. Her second release, a full-length album of 12 songs called Bad Wolf, was released in March 2023.