Your volunteer time
providing music made summer an amazing success! Over 5,000 people
enjoyed the 2017 Barnyard Babies Festival at the National
Agriculture Center and Hall of Fame, Bonner Springs, KS. Thank You! Judy, Marsha & Dawn
For any of my friends in that live in the Kansas City area,
if your looking for something to do, Shermie is an awesome guy,
piano player like none other. He's entertainer that will
leave you talking about him. He's the nicest guy to work
with and chat with. If you get a chance to listen to him go,
and tell him I said hello. Frank Wain Perry
Shermie, Thank You so much for providing the music for our Prime
Rib Dinner Fundraiser. We have had many compliments on the music,
and are pleased to let you know how much people enjoyed your
style. You were a great addition to the atmosphere and ambience.
Thank you for turning our fundraiser into a success. Director/Gothenburg Senior Center.Angela Barkmeier
Great Job in Gothenburg, NE, Senior Center: Shermie - Just
wanted to tell you, we got lots of excellent comments on the music
at the prime rib dinner fund raiser last Friday, March 23, 2012.
They thought your choice of music was wonderful, you could say "A
great time was had by all". Judy
Shermie, Linda and I listened intently to every word spoken of the
KNOP TV interview about you and your music. A better man
does not exist on this earth........ That's what we think of
you! People from all walks of life have enjoyed your musical
talent. Funny thing is you do it for free, for mankind.
I liked you from the first day we met. I know I'm a little
crazy sometimes but I sure do enjoy our friendship. I'm
proud to call you a friend and have more respect for you than I do
for myself. Know this for sure, when you play music it takes
people on a journey in their minds to a time and place from the
past. The elderly are sick and in pain, when you play the
pain goes away for the music duration. Just try to imagine
how much relief you have given and you're not even a doctor.
WOW...... You blow me away Sherm...... Forget about
all the bullshit some have put you through, just remember all the
healing you continue to provide to others everyday. You've
touched thousands with music and it is only just begun.
Thanks again for your friendship and music, we listen to the CD's
everyday. Nobody plays country music and sings like you pal.
Your friends, Johnny & Linda
Jim and I really enjoy listening to the music. Thank you for
the entertainment. Sounds great as you always do on your
piano, and Sonson sound terrific. You both are amazing.
Thanks God we have good friends like you to remember to share your
songs, music, and talents. We appreciate this very much from
the bottom of our hearts.
Your Friends,James & Grace
Good attracts good and you deserve all the good... Your life
will run smooth.... love you too... thank you
for everything... you're the best.... don't think
I would have made it growing up without you....
together we made it....love ya, your sister,
Kansas City, KS,
Hey man, I rolled out of bed this morning and put on my "Shermie
At The Piano, Christmas Music CD" and cranked it up. We needed a
little cheering up around here, so it was nice to listen to. After
my nephew's death, I've learned to try to live more in gratitude.
Every day is nothing more than a gift. Cheers, Paul,
Nov. 21, 2009, Stockton, CA
Thank you for what you do, you have a great following of people
who are very appreciative of keeping the Kwaj spirit alive and
growing. But in another aspect of your web sites that is
apart from the Kwaj life, you have been able to let us all see
part of who you are and we all have enjoyed being part of that
too. What stands out most vividly is your respect and love
of family, God and country. Your talents in music have been
able to unite strangers but your ability to show what makes your
life good is a lesson for all of us. Frankly I envy you and
what you have, family especially.
You're blessed.Jay Rodriguez,
Thank you Shermie for such a pleasant ambiance with your music. Bea,
North Platte, NE
Dear Shermie, thank you so much for being a part of G. R. E. E. N.
20th. The Endowment is extremely grateful for your support!
You are an amazing talent, and we have received nothing but
compliments about your performance at the G. R. E. E. N. We
hope you will mark October 6th on your calendar for this event
North Platte, NE
Without You Shermie, Massachusetts won't ever be the same.
Especially for these two former down-on-their-luck Karaoke D.J.'s
who in three short years become headliners at the famous
"Twin Oaks". Then again, we had the perfect formula
for success: A Kansas farm boy who'd just spent 23
years on an island, a deranged Vietnam Vet and an
absent-minded professor who locks himself out of his own
car... How could we lose? Thanks for all the great
times, for the music lessons and for your friendship.
We'll do our best to console all those broken-hearted
women you left behind.
Marty & Dave,
Nov. 11, 2004 Hi Shermie, hope to see you again someday.
You are the greatest musician, I have knew and the guys, Marty and
Dave (End of the Line Band) will never find anyone to replace you
and they know it. So everyone will be lost with you.
Hopefully, you will find more good and faithful friends in CO and
have a great life there. Just remember your friends here in
New England will be lost without you.
Take care,Love Maureen,
First and foremost I would reflect on: your generosity, your
friendship, your great sense of humor, your songs, your smile,
your keen insight and most importantly your great musical talents.
For all the good times, I find myself feeling grateful to God and
I thank him for someone he provided in my life in the yesterday
that makes my today more meaningful. I certainly have a
greater appreciation for good music. Carol,Clinton MA
You came into my life so unexpectedly when I was 84 years old
and brought so much fun and happiness in that year. Your
wonderful style at the piano, when you played the songs I
loved from the 1930's & 40's. that we both enjoyed together
and from all your CDs that you made for me. I'm sure all
the people you play for will love it as much as I do.
In Memory of
Connie was not only a friend but my best fan of music from
Clinton, Massachusetts. She never missed a gig and
always brought her friends and sometimes family to my
performances. It was always fun to see her attend with
her gang who loved to dance and listen to my band, End of the
Unfortunately, Connie is no longer is with us, but her
memories will forever be with me as a fan and friend. I
credit Connie leading me into learning many songs of her times
that were her favorites, especially the 1930s-40s. I
continue to play these tunes until today and I always remember
Nebraska Days Heritage Festival - Dear Shermie, thank you so much
for performing at the museum this year. You were awesome!
If your schedule permits, we'll love to have you again next year -
we'll be in touch. Again, our thanks and very best wishes.
Co-Chairman & Director (06/20/2010), North Platte, NE
Thanks Shermie. Youíre the most animated, talented piano
player Iíve heard in the six years Iíve lived in the Colorado
Springs. Great job tonight. Sincerely, John
Shermie, I have a large collection of Marshallese music. I
hear about the "Shermie & Friends" influence in the Marshall
Islands. I really think my copy of "Shermie & Friends"
Marshall Islands produced music should be in the museum in Majuro,
Republic of the Marshall Islands, I do think it is the first real
recording of their music.
In Memory of
Shermie, What a fabulous "Christmas Gift CD". You were always
'loved' and now this chronicle reveals why; talent, personality
and HEART. You have meant a great deal to any & all Kwaj
residents. Thank You for your kindness because, as huge as
you were in the fabric of our lives, it's obvious now that we were
just a fleeting touch of appreciation and joy in yours. Well
Shermie was "EVERYBODIES" friend on Kwaj. Ray Helstrom
Johnson, my favorite fan who came to the Pop
Corner in North Platte, NE every Wednesday.
She was there at each performance to the
end. She really enjoyed my music and laugh
at all my jokes and comments. We had lots
of fun laughing together. I always looked
forward each week to see her when I was
playing piano. Shermie - North PLatte, NE 2008-14
Mrs. Teresa Sweley, Pop Corner owner, provided me the
opportunity to play piano and sing at her business every
Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It's a great
time for me and I enjoy it very much. My music
performances attracted many music lovers in the community of North Platte and surrounding areas.
It's a great place for home cooked food, live
entertainment and to have just a good time with Shermie.
Shermie - North PLatte, NE 2008-14
WHS1970 classmates visiting my performance at the
American Legion Post 327 Sue Witten, Nina Panjada-Davidson,
Connie White-Green, Cindi Kepler, myself, Mary
Terrel Arney & Marsha Keithly-Peterson Saturday - Feb. 14, 2015
Shermie & Jessica with Evelyn Turpen at Linden
Court, July 3, 2015, North Platte, NE Evelyn is
our friend and a music fan. We love seeing her
always, a wonderful person.