Sad news to report as Maryland-born musician Dave Sherman – known for his work with Spirit Caravan, The Obsessed, Earthride and more – has died. Dave’s cause of death has not been confirmed.
Earthride posted the above photo and below message via their social page earlier today:
“It’s with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of Dave Sherman, a friend, a bandmate, a son and a brother to all. A legend gone well before his time. Everyone will grieve this differently and at the same time, we’ll all bear the permanent marks scars by such a passing. We’ll miss his humor. We’ll miss his presence. We’ll miss his mannerisms and sayings. We’ll miss his voice – that classic Sherm voice, easily discernible even in a crowd of thousands. He left his mark with his music and personality and the indelible contributions he made to our lives. Often hilarious, often poignant, a life filled with peaks and glory as well as missteps, he was the stoned Yogi Berra of the underground music scene worldwide. A great percentage of those reading this will have a Sherm story. No doubt it’s hilarious. No doubt it’ll bring a tear to your eye to recall it at this moment. We’d ask that you share those stories below. From Spirit Caravan to Earthride, and from the Obsessed to Weed is Weed and every other band he touched, play his music full blast today and all of your future days, and may your days be long and fruitful, and may you, too, rock until death do us part.”
Spirit Caravan said:
“REST IN PEACE DAVE SHERMAN
RIDE THE CARAVAN TO THE SKY!”
Dave’s former bandmate Scott “Wino” Weinrich shared a tribute of his own:
“R.I.P DAVE SHERMAN.
He was a great person with a big heart. I am grateful for the time we shared and the music we created. We are stunned and saddened beyond belief. He will be sorely missed.”