Derrick Sanderlin is a musician, writer and organizer from the Inland Empire. Surrounded by a diversity of sound, he grew up singing in convalescent homes, churches, and performing with local punk rock and metal bands. His first EP Ghetto blends jazz, punk, folk, and R&B to communicate the complexity of his family, love life, and identity as a young black man in dominant culture. As current Artist in Residence at Forager, Derrick’s new series ˈäsəˌlāt (oscillate) attempts to open up sounds and conversations around toxic masculinity, mental health, the power of story, and the art of resilience. He lives and loves in San Josè, and has been seen with bands Sine Wave, Rhythm & Folk, and singer/songwriter Noñameko. His music is available on all major platforms, and will be releasing new songs as a part of his series every month through October.
See him live at Eastridge Center Friday, August 9th in the JCPenney Courtyard from 6-8p or follow him and his art on Instagram @derrick_andstuff