They appeal to a wide audience, from 20-year-olds to 80-year-olds and all races and color.
But most importantly this band knows how to bring an audience together and allow them to feel something deep within their souls they never thought existed. You have to see them to understand.
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"