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Shari Puorto - Singer/Songwriter/Performer
Currently residing in Los Angeles Shari Puorto is “a soulful singer with a sexy and raspy sound. Her Live performances immediately brings Janis Joplin to mind. Like Joplin, Puorto is a passionate performer with an energy that can rattle the foam in a pint of Pilsner.” Kevin, Pubclub.com
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!). Her intensity and warm nature shines through her singing and performances.
WINNER: 2010 Los Angeles Music Awards for her song, 'Free'. in the "Americana, Blues, Roots song of the year" category.
WINNER: 'Best Female Vocalist' at the South Bay Music Awards.
Jim Santella, Southland Blues Magazine writes, “She’s all about passion and communication.”
Music Connection writes, "She exhibits sweet vocal tones and is never off key --she can sing!"
Not only will her live performance blow you away but her recordings will too. “Puorto belts ‘em out forcefully”, Santella writes. You can catch this raw talent on her debut album, “Why is the Grass Always Greener?” “Packed with first-class energy and plenty of emotion”, Santella writes.
Shari’s recent work (in addition to performing with her band, “The Shari Puorto Band”), is co-writing, performing and currently in the studio with legendary producer/writer/musician, Barry Goldberg [Mike Bloomfield, Steve Miller, Electric Flag, Chicago Blues Reunion]. October, 2011, Shari released her 3rd CD, "Real", produced by Barry Goldberg & Shari Puorto. Additional wok by this duo is heard on Shari's second release ('08), "Down the Road".
At a very young age Shari was consumed by the power and expression of rhythm and blues and southern rock. Her influences range from Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Susan Tedeschi, the Black Crowes, Pat Benatar, the Doobie Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Koko Taylor and Eva Cassidy.
In addition to being an outstanding vocalist, Shari Puorto is a favorite on local radio stations East to West.
“Her clear, forceful delivery and convincing expression bring it all home.” Jim Santella