Shari Puorto: Singer/Songwriter/Performer
by Shari Puorto
(Los Angeles, CA)
Shari Puorto - New EP "What Love Will Do To You"
Currently residing in Los Angeles Shari Puorto is “a soulful singer with a sexy and raspy sound, she 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 is a powerful and dynamic live performer who quickly and quite naturally connects with her audience. (She's likely to steal your heart if you get too close!) Her intensity and warm nature shines through her singing and performances. Exec. Producer Ken Andrews SBMA*, “Shari’s amazing vocal strength and soulful delivery combined with her high energy live performance is a combination that makes her one of today's hottest performers."
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!"
Among many accolades, Shari was awarded 'Best Female Vocalist' at the *South Bay Music Awards. To really understand how she focuses on her blues-rock roots is if you combine MelissaEthridge, Etta James, Bonnie Rait, and the soul of Janis Joplin.
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. Some of this work is reflected on Shari's 2008 release, "Down the Road" and new release, "What Love Will Do to You"
At a very young age Shari was consumed by the power and expression of rhythm and blues and southern rock. Early memories are of Bill Haley & The Comets & The Andrew Sisters to Led Zeppelin. 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 staions East to West.
“Her clear, forceful delivery and convincing expression bring it all home.” Jim Santella.