Shari Puorto

Hermosa Beach, CA, US


Blues/Rock Music with a whole lotta Soul

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, Who is Shari Puorto? Combine Melissa Ethridge, Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, and the soul of Janis Joplin. 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: 2006 'Best Female Vocalist' at the South Bay Music Awards. "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 pushed to hear a better soulful blues singer on the circuit today. She is mining that seventies Muscle Shoals vibe to great effect.", Stuart Hamilton, Blues Matters! 10/2015. 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. In addition to performing with her band, “The Shari Puorto Band”, Shari just released her 4th Album, "MY Obsession" produced by, Tony Braunagel. Shari also continues to write and perform with Barry Goldberg (The Rides, Mike Bloomfield, Steve Miller, Electric Flag), Jimmy Vivino, and Johnny Hawthorn.


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MY Obsession (2015)




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