Quote by Jerry Clayworth:

“Sheri is a rockin’ whirlwind of a songwriter & performer, and even as she battles through health issues, this lady has no shortage of pipes, soul, and rebel attitude. Not only is she the daughter of famed country troubadour Ray Frushay, but she cut her musical teeth under the wing(s) of Townes Van Zandt, Calvin Russell, Blaze Foley, Rich Minus & the like. -Jerry Clayworth

“Buffalo” Benford Standley on Sheri’s new song Runnin’ Out:

—A few people were sent RUNNIN OUT ..Bedford was one of them …

Wow… love the deep and subliminal story… reminds me of a Dylan song or a Hunter Thompson book/story… the dark truth to much of the life of many artist during the days of “sex, drugs and rock and roll”- Benford Standley”

Who is Benford Standley”
Buffalo Benford Productions, LLC is the production entity for Benford E. Standley

Over the years he has produced hundreds of events and shows which include names like:
Clint Eastwood
Kris Kristofferson
Bob Dylan
Emmylou Harris
Waylon Jennings
Merle Haggard
Hoyt Axton
Willie Nelson
Bacon Brothers w/ Kevin Bacon
Ken Kragen
Dave Somerville (Diamonds)
Les Paul
Taylor Swift
Ramblin Jack Elliott
Leon Russell
David Amram
Luke Perry
Joe Ely
Gary Busey
Robert Earl Keen
Buckminster Fuller
Laura Huxley
Bobby Carradine
Miranda Lambert
Jack Ingram
Michael Martin Murphy
Buddy Red Bow
The Lost Gonzos
Roger McGuinn (The Byrds)
Floyd Westerman
Eddie Dean
Junior Brown
Bob Wills TX Playboys
Jack Tempchin
New Riders of Purple Sage
Chris Montez
Rosie Flores
John York (The Byrds)
Jerry Jeff Walker
Riders in The Sky
John Andrew Parks
Buck Page Riders Purple Sage
Spencer Davis
Billy Swan
Kacey Musgrave
Aaron Neville
Max Gail
Freebo–(Bass, Bonnie Raitt)
Everybody in Austin, TX
Gary P. Nunn
Jeffery Steele
Greg Harris (Flying Burrito Bros)
Carloyn Hester
B.W. Stevenson
Ronnie Mack
Megan Linsey
Kenny Lee Lewis
Bob Wills, Jr.
Eddie Dean
and many more…

I’d like to share with you my full review of Sheri Frushay’s new song, Runnin Out. I was especially honored to get to put a preview of it out last night on the show.

Visual and Tactile –

Some people are said to be born with the ability to “see” music’s colors and shapes. Then, there are those with the gift of being able to make any listener see and feel the music they play. A few songwriters can craft a song that takes you on a visual and tactile journey with their words, Then, there are those with voices that have such rich and deep texture that they seem to cut through the skin and plant the music in the heart of the listener. “Runnin Out”, written and performed by Sheri Frushay is a song that shines a big bright spotlight on those rare and elusive qualities that are sought after by most, but found by very few. Sheri’s almost mystical voice sings of a tale of desperation, while her poignant rhythm guitar lays down the groove in an arrangement which was co-produced by Sheri and Matt Hubbard. Matt Hubbard also accompanies Sheri Frushay on multiple instruments on this stunning studio production. Matt’s accompaniments help paint the three dimensional drama that unfolds in the course of three minutes and fifteen seconds. An eerie blues harp, rock solid bass guitar, subtle Hammond organ and some shaken percussion, shaken at just the right time is all the extras the song needed, nothing more and nothing less. The song was mastered by Jerry Tubb. In this day of overproducing and pushing compression to the limit like a contest to see who can take all the dynamics out of music, Jerry Tubb did just the opposite. He left all the dynamics in, and polished this song like a master jeweler would a fine diamond. Chills, hair standing on end and feelings of breathlessness may occur while listening to Sheri Frushay’s new single, “Runnin Out”. Don’t worry though. It’s all good. It’s all real good. One of the best songs I’ve Felt in a long time. – Shawn Howard, Host Songwriters Across Texas Radio FM 107.9

Songwriters Across Texas Radio Show:


“SHERI FRUSHAY, daughter of Austin country legend Ray Frushay, is the South Austin Queen of roadhouse country rock. Her vocals shred the air with raw power and her songs, well lets just say they’re not for the weak of heart.

– Karen Tyler

(freelance blues journalist Austin Blues Monthly & Real Blues Magazine)

Within the grooves of Sheri Frushay’s “Scarlet Song” CD, like wisps of smoke from Townes heavenly campfire, a soap creek minuet of old Austin Joplin mixed with a Charlene Arthur attitude. Eleven epic selections, each another world, & all both refreshing, & highly recommended

Eddie Russell – Country/ Outlaws For Peace Radio
Willie Nelson & Friends

Sheri Frushay – Scarlet Song (Tough Cookie Music)

Debut recording for this Austin legend. A favorite of Butch Hancock and Joe Ely. Her style is raw singer-songwriter, not unlike Butch himself. The sound is sparse but filled with her expressive voice and one of a kind songs.This disc was the buzz in Austin during SXSW.

– Village Records


Svenska Dagbadet – THE SWEDISH DAILY – JUNE 4, 1998


—-We find more immediate emotional expressiveness on SHERI FRUSHAY’s acoustic debut album SCARLET SONG. Sheri has a rougher voice than the rest, but it’s full of FIRE and CONVICTION. SHERI FRUSHAY has written all the songs herself. The blues is present as a more basic attitude. It gives a certain pulse and colouring to the music which then develops along different lines: to blues, rock or country. SHERI FRUSHAY’s basic UNFAILING sense for melody as well as her haunted expressiveness reminds the listener of TOWNES VAN ZANDT, VAN ZANDT filtered through LIGHTNIN” HOPKINS and ROBERT JOHNSON.

– Magnus Erikkson


“Sheri captures the spirit deep down in the grooves for everyone to hear”

Joe Ely

“SHERI FRUSHAY, daughter of Austin country legend Ray Frushay, is the South Austin Queen of roadhouse country rock. Her vocals shred the air with raw power and her songs, well lets just say they’re not for the weak of heart.

– Karen Tyler

(freelance blues journalist Austin Blues Monthly & Real Blues Magazine)

From the first time that I stuck her tape in I couldn’t stop listening to it. I listened to it for weeks, months,…..I’m still listening to it! It’s the most listenable stuff I’ve heard in years. I am ‘knocked-out’ by her show! She’s an incredible talent. I am so proud of her.

– Butch Hancock

CD – Review – 3rd Coast Music

SHERI FRUSHAY – Scarlet Song (Tough Cookie Music)

Hang around a scene long enough and you see artists evolve (or not), but Frushay’s development hasn’t been so much growth as pupation – from sitting in with an indulgent Calvin Russell Band for amateurish renditions of I feel Good to becoming Butch Hancock’s favored opening act for Austin gigs. Quite a jump. While she’s maintained her colorful, South Austin ‘tough cookie’ image, she’s become a thoughtful, introspective, but solidly grounded, singer-songwriter who’s moved into the front ranks without really going through any of the preliminary stages. Though the production is very sparse, Frushay’s vocals and acoustic guitar supported only by the backup vocals, acoustic guitar, bass and left boot heel of David Waddell (aka The Sheri Frushay Band), the album is extraordinarily atmospheric and compelling, moving Joe Ely to comment “Sheri captures the spirit deep down in the grooves for everyone to hear.” Of the 11 songs, one Talk Of The Town, is by Waddell, no mean songwriter himself, and another, Walk Tall Cowboy, was co-written with Sheri’s father Ray Frushay, a once promising Country/rockabilly singer who, well his problems are his own business. Frushay’s nine originals include songs dedicated to Townes Van Zandt and Stevie Ray Vaughan and one inspired by Evan Johns, which while illustrating her range of influences, may give a misleading idea of the very idiosyncratic and personal path she’s taken from them.

Publisher-Editor 3rd Coast Music

– John Conquest