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Friday, March 9th, 2018
Make your dinner reservations and get right up front! see you before we know it. Shari Puorto will captivate you as she does so at every performance gaining fans from Coast to Coast and abroad. She is the Real Deal. From her vocal tone and natural ability to her infectious stage presence, you will wonder if your going back in time as he music and show is raw, real, and authentic. "It wasn't too much of a walk over to the First Tech Blues Stage (Safeway Waterfront, 2017) to catch Shari Puorto and her fabulous band. Puorto, is a dynamo packing a huge vocal punch combined with a high energy stage performance. There is a running debate as to whether she's more similar to Janis Joplin or Etta James. My money is on a mashup of the two. She has the stage presence of Joplin, but with vocals more similar to James." Scott Cunningham, Oregon Music News Shari, originally from Connecticut, is an award-winning Blues/Rock/Roots singer/songwriter, who has been performing professionally since early 2000. Shari has performed continuously all over California across the U.S and abroad. 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!) Some Awards/Accolades: - Pre-nominated 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", - Selected as a Featured Unsigned Blues Artist on KJAZZ, 88.1FM with the Wagman, - Winner for her song 'Free' in the Americana Blues, Roots song of the year category @ the 2011 L.A. Music Awards, - Won Best Female vocalist at the 2010 South Bay Music Awards. - Nov, 2017, Shari & her band placed 2nd at the International Blues Challenge Los Angeles chapter; among other notable nominations. January, 2018, Shari & her band will release their Live Album - Live from Bogies! Stay tuned... Q2, 2018, Shari plans to release her 5th Studio album. It's gonna be a great year!