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Shari Puorto Celebrating, MY Obsession CD Release & Tour
For Immediate Release
Little Lightning Productions
The Shari Puorto Band
Los Angeles, CA, USA
September 6, 2015
Little Lightning Productions is pleased to announce, The Shari Puorto Band celebrating new release, MY Obsession! Available today on CD or digital download. Their tour will be all year long, starting in Prescott Arizona, to the Rhythm Room in Phoenix, to the Boondocks Lounge in Tucson on Friday 9/20, 9/21, 9/22 respectively, and more! See poster and website for a show near you.
Band website: Www.BluesRockMusic.com
“My Obsession” is Shari’s 4th Album release. This release will be the strongest and most widely received as it will be backed with huge Publicity, airplay, touring, great song writhing, and production! “My Obsession” is set with 12 honestly produced tunes by, Tony Braunagel. This CD attracted many notable musicians who all performed on this CD, like, MIke Finnigan, Johnny Lee Schell, Tony Braunagel, Bob Glaub, Jimmy Vivino, Steve Fister, Johnny Hawthorn, Jim Pugh, Raymon Yslas, and more! 11 originals and 1 cover tune. The album has a broad reach due the message and feelings you will hear and experience when you listen. From Shari's Shoe Obsession (track 5), to being addicted to a person (track 3), to memories of childhood (track 6), to Being stuck in the Home of the Blues (track 2)……The foundation is Blues, with a rock edge, an R&B smidge, while we head down south….Shari is very proud of this record and can’t wait to share it with the public.
Shari Puorto Bio
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“Many of us anxiously wait to hear a voice that resonates throughout our entire body. When listening to Shari Puorto sing, you can actually feel her voice. Yeah, she’s that good.” “When Shari delivers a hard driving blues tune or a soft intimate ballet, you feel her passion and message that the songs were meant to share.” Neil Caplin - iJamar Magazine
"Shari has always provided an honest and powerful musical experience that strikes at the core of what music is all about. Great energy, original material, a true group performance, and a talent that reaches off the stage to touch the audience." Joe Wagoner AKG/Harmon.
Currently residing in Los Angeles Shari Puorto is “a soulful singer with a sexy and raspy sound. Like Joplin, Puorto is a passionate performer with an energy that can rattle the foam in a pint of Pilsner.” Kevin, Pubclub.com
Shari has performed continuously all over California since the late 90’s. Shari’s musical interest began early on being influenced by her father’s classic Rock and Rock bands from The Rolling Stones to the Doobie Brothers to Eric Clapton to old-school Blues. On her own she became addicted to the sounds and soul of Etta James, the Allman Brothers, and various R&B artists.
Shari is best known as a passionate and bold performer. She has been compared to the likes of Janis Joplin (due to her performances), Bonnie Raitt, Bonnie Bramlet, due to vocal tone / ability and control.
How would you describe Shari? Combine Melissa Ethridge, Bonnie Raitt, Etta James and the soul of Janis Joplin.
“Shari has always provided an honest and powerful musical experience that strikes at the core of what music is all about. Great energy, original material, a true group performance and a talent that reaches off the stage to touch the audience” Joe Wagoner AKG/Harmon
With her Blues/Rock Band backing her up you’d see and feel a band combining today’s Modern Blues/Rock approach with yesteryears traditional Blues. Their connection with the audience and onstage is infectious.
You would think Shari’s been doing this forever. She has the sensibility of an old soul reborn and is undeniably passionate. She possesses a deeply expressive and soulful voice; one that catches you off guard. She is a powerful and dynamic live performer who quickly and quite naturally connects with her audience. Her infectious enthusiasm overcomes you, you have no choice but to get pulled in. (She’s likely to steal your heart if you get too close!)
As Shari continues to move forward in her career she has received notable recognition from peers and Artists around the globe. She has been asked to either perform with them or be their supporting act.
Artists and bands such as, Tommy Castro, Barry Goldberg, Jimmy Vivino, Robert Randolph, Slash, Robin Trower, Seymour Duncan, Tab Benoit, Joe Bonamassa, Dickey Betts & Great Southern, Dave Mason, Andy Aledort, Robben Ford, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya, among others.
Shari has also performed on many albums lending her lead vocals and backing vocals. One of late being the double album dedicated to the memory of Bugs Henderson, “The Kind of Clubs” Shari sang a duet with Jimmy Vivino and backing band consisted of, Chuck Kavooras, Steve Ferrone, Bill Mumy, Kenny Lee Lewis, & Jimmy Vivino. Shari also lent backing vocals to “Cowboy” sung by, Lou Diamond Phillips.
Shari has been recognized over the years by her vocal ability. She has been nominated for various awards and the winner of,
Winner: 2010 Los Angeles Music wards for her song, “Free” in the Americana, Blues, Roots song of the year category.
Winner: 2006, Best Female vocalist at the South Bay Music Awards.
American Blues News, Casey Reagan –Writer
“Shari’s strong vocal delivery reflects a one of a kind and unique as they come. This time there will be no “she sounds like” or “has the style of” or any other comparisons to other artists. There is no shame in being or sounding like, Shari Puorto. She is a world-class vocalist with a voice like no other and as far as I’m concerned, other artists should be compared to her not the other way around. “I haven’t seen this much soul in a white chick since….well, ever!”
Shari was asked to perform 2 years in a row at the Seymour Duncan “Notes for Notes” benefit singing along side and on stage with, Robert Randolph, Slash, Joe Bonamassa, Robben Ford, Jimmy Vivino, Don Felder, Alan Parsons, Rich Robinson, and many others! Shari’s getting noticed!
October 16, 2015: Shari released her 4th studio album, since 2005. This current record is called, “MY Obsession”. Produced by, Tony Braunagel and co produced by, Shari Puorto. This record attracted notable musicians such as, Mike Finnigan, Tony Braunagel, Johnny Lee Schell, Barry Goldberg, Jimmy Vivino, Steve Fister, Jim Pugh, Raymon Yslas, Johhny Hawthorn, Deb Ryder and more!
Blues Matters! & The Rocker, Stuart Hamilton – Writer. “vocally Ms Puorto is as good as she’s ever been, heading off into areas the likes of Bonnie Bramlett reached at her peak, and you’d be hard pressed to hear a better soulful blues singer on the circuit today. She is mining that seventies Muscle Shoals vibe to a great effect.”
“Recording in the studio is fun and I love the entire process!” Puorto says. “But there’s nothing like performing live. And when you have the connection with the band and the audience; there’s nothing quite like it. I feel blessed.”
Shari is a currently a proud member and voting member of The Recording Academy and The Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN.
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