Shari Puorto Band
Singer, Songwriter, Performer.
Shari Puorto (Los Angeles) is an American award-winning Blues, Roots Rock singer and songwriter. Since 2005, Shari has released a series of roots-influenced albums that incorporates elements of blues, rock & Americana. During, Shari also performed and continues to perform with her band all over California, across the U.S and abroad. You would think Shari’s been performing 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.
Shari Puorto and her band (SPB) have 5 releases to-date with the most recent two being, Live at Bogie’s and My Obsession. Shari’s music has charted and appeared on the RMR Music Reports Top 50 in the following categories: Top 50 Blues Album, Top 50 Blues Contemporary Album, Blues Song: Home of the Blues & Sugar Daddy, Top 50 California Song Chart (Home of the Blues), Contemporary Blues Song (MY Obsession), Top 50 California Album. Shari’s music has been getting International and National airplay airing on over 200 Radio stations across the US and abroad.
Shari’s voice and presentation have been compared to, Bonnie Raitt to Etta James to Melissa Ethridge.
In addition to writing for her band, various people and other projects, 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 also recorded one of the late Gerry Goffin’s songs in 2014 with fellow co-writer, Barry Goldberg.
Shari has written over 50 songs with Barry Goldberg alone and she continues to write with others such as, Don Randi, Doug Woolverton (Grammy nominated, Roomful of Blues) among others.
In recent past, 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, Don Felder, Jimmy Vivino & the Basic Cable Band, Alan Parsons, Rich Robinson, and many others.
Shari’s “My Obsession” release (produced by, Tony Braunagel) received first round nomination by the Grammy committee in 3 categories and up for nomination for the 59th (2017) Grammy’s in the following categories: Americana: Album: MY Obsession, Song performance: “Sugar Daddy”, Song written: ”Turned to Stone”.
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