Sharyn Felder, Doc’s daughter, was born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, long before it was a hipsters’ paradise – living in the same apartment in which her father was raised until a bullet pierced her crib one evening… Exposure to Tin Pan Alley began at a young age, spending weekends at the legendary Forest Hotel, opposite the Brill Building, where her father lived and held court in the lobby.
Sharyn earned an MFA from the NYU/ICP graduate program. She is a photographer, artist and filmmaker and has taught at NYU, Marymount Manhattan College, and Fordham University.
The force behind many projects honoring her father’s life and music, Sharyn served as executive producer on the tribute album, “Till the Night Is Gone,” for Rhino Records with performances of her father’s songs by Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Lou Reed, Dr. John B.B. King, Rosanne Cash and others. She is currently working on a musical based on her dad’s life that is slated for Broadway.
Sharyn began work on the documentary about her father several years prior to being contacted by Will Hechter, who formed the talented production team that made this documentary a reality.