Sherdonna is an American Singer-Songwriter who integrates thought-provoking lyrics with a rich, soulful, folk sound. Originally a classically-trained clarinetist, Sherdonna has a broad range of musical influences.
Her writing is honest and without pretense, weaving together beautiful melodies and textures. As a young instrumentalist, she was drawn into the folk melodies of British composers such as Gerald Finzi and Ralph Vaughan Williams. She also possessed a great love for the symphony, chamber music, and church hymns. Sherdonna began writing her own songs in college, when a friend gifted her with a guitar. After venturing into becoming a singer-songwriter, she continued to draw from her inspirations of Sarah McLachlan, John Mayer, Sara Groves, and Fernando Ortega.
Whether performing in a theater, coffee shop, home, or leading a congregation in worship, Sherdonna is consistent as a songwriter and a performer, bringing honesty and vulnerability to every note. She has been featured as a guest artist in the “Notes From Home” series at the Sheldon Concert Hall. Her music has also been featured multiple times on Women of Substance radio and their #1 Podcast.
Sherdonna resides in St. Louis with her husband, Todd, and their three sons.