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November 13, 2014 - New Haven Register - Link to Below HERE 

Bluesy Shari Puorto does a homecoming show at Stella Blues 

Former Orange resident Shari Puorto will perform for family and friends and you, too, if you’d like, in New Haven Sunday night. contributed 

By Mark Zaretsky, New Haven Register 

POSTED: 11/13/14, 3:02 PM EST | UPDATED: 1 WEEK, 1 DAY AGO 

NEW HAVEN >> Chances are you’ve never heard of Shari Puorto – and that makes sense, since she lives and has made her living singing the blues and leading a blues rock band for the past 12 years in the Los Angeles area. 

She can sing the heck out the blues, punching things home with subtlety, power and passion, and truth be told, she grew up in Orange. 

While Puorto occasionally has stopped by to sit in with local bands during visits back home, however – an unexpected and pleasant surprise when she did it with my band, The Cobalt Rhythm Kings, a few years back – she’s never performed here in an advertised show of her own. 

Until now. 

Puorto will perform in her old stomping grounds, or near them, anyway, for the first time on Sunday in an early, 5 p.m. show at Stella Blues, 204 Crown St. Tickets are $7 in advance at www.BluesRockMusic.com or $10 at the door. 

She’ll be joined by New York’s Andy Aledort & the Groove Kings and a couple of longtime friends, local native Jim Pino Jr. on saxophone and harmonica and Will “the Thrill” Hitchcock on keyboards. 

“I’m coming home” to see “family and friends,” said Puorto, who lives these days in Hermosa Beach, Calif. “And I decided that I ‘ve never really performed in my hometown,” and it was time to change that, she said. 

Puorto, who has worked with the likes of New York blues guitarist Jimmy Vivino and onetime Chicago (and later California) blues keyboard wunderkind Barry Goldberg on past albums, has been busy in recent weeks. 

She opened for Kansas about a month ago and played a benefit in Santa Barbara, Calif., in which she shared the stage with Robben Ford, Joe Bonamassa, Vivino and Rick Robinson of the Black Crowes. Last year, she got to sing background vocals with Don Felder of the Eagles and share the stage with Slash, onetime lead guitarist for Guns N’ Roses. 

She also has shared the stage over the years with Tab Benoit, Tommy Castro, Dickey Betts, Johnny Winter, Dave Mason, Robin Trower, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya, Larry Carlton and Ike Turner, among others. 

In between, she’s done plenty of club gigs, mostly in California but also in Colorado, among other places. 

“I just keep plugging away,” Puorto said. 

While she’s never played her own gig around here, Puorto has been pretty well-recognized where she lives, winning a 2010 Los Angeles Music Award for American, Blues, Roots Song of the Year for her song, “Free.” She also is a past winner of the Best Female Vocalist award in the Southbay Music Awards. 

She is working on her fourth album, “My Obsession,” which she expects to be out in March of next year. 

What’s she looking for most about coming home? 

“Aside from having Pepe’s pizza? Just performing for my family and friends,” she said. “I’ve never really done it before – not in New Haven, Connecticut.” 

April 16, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA, USA 
Website: http://www.BluesRockMusic.com/ 
For immediate Release --Little Lightning Productions 
The Shari Puorto Band Little Lightning Productions is proud to announce The Shari Puorto Band opening for Kansas at the LV Bikefest, 10/4/14. More information HERE 

Sept, 2014, The King Of Clubs: A Tribute Album Dedicated To The Music Of Bugs Henderson. 
The King of Clubs: A Tribute to the Music of Bugs Henderson, overseen by Chuck Kavooras (in whose Southern California-based SlideAway Studio the bulk of recording transpired), This is a double-disc affair featuring contributions from an impressive array of talents: Chuck Lukather, W.G. “Snuffy” Walden, Jim Suhler, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Orianthi, Buddy Whittington, Jimmy Vivino, Steve Ferrone, Kenny Lee Lewis, Billy Mumy, Billy Watts, Kirk Fletcher, Josh Smith, Lou Castro, Teresa James, and many more. Shari Puorto lent powerful vocals on two tracks, “Look what Love can Do” with Jimmy Vivino, and “Cowboy” with Lou Diamond Phillips. 

April 16, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA, USA 
Website: http://www.BluesRockMusic.com/ 
For immediate Release --Little Lightning Productions/Road Dawg Touring 
The Shari Puorto Band, READ ONLINE HERE 

Little Lightning Productions and Road Dawg Touring is proud to announce The Shari Puorto Band tour late April into early May 2014. The band is hitting the road and touring from Socorro New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas City, and various cities throughout Colorado. See tour schedule below. 

If you haven't seen this band, you might want to do yourself a favor... come out and see them. They are a unique band combining old school Blues and passion with their contemporary Blues/Rock flavor. With Shari's lead and vocal conviction, makes this project like no other. 
-Winner: Americana, Blues, Roots song of the year, for Shari's song, Free. 
Los Angeles Music Awards, Oct 2011. 
-Winner: 'Best Female Vocalist' at the South Bay Music Awards in 2006 
-Regionally, Shari has been nominated for many awards over the years, from the Los Angeles Music Awards, to the Southbay Music Awards, to the Orange County Music Awards. 
-CD release, "Real": Landed in the top 50 on the Roots Music Reports/Blues Category, Oct 2013 
4/23: Wed Capitol Bar, Socorro, New Mexico 
4/24, 4/25, 4/26: Pala Casino, Lawton, OK 
4/27: Sun: Kansas City, MO, Knuckleheads 
4/29: Tuesday: Little Bear / Evergreen, CO 
4/30: Wednesday - Rusty the Bucket, Littleton, CO, Blues Jam - featured band 
5/1: Thursday: Takoda Tavern in Parker, CO 
5/2: Friday: Cactus Jack's, Evergreen, CO 
5/3: Sat: CO Platte River Grill, Littleton 
5/3: Sat: Boulder Outlook, Boulder, CO,  
5/4: Sun: Jake's Roadhouse, Arvada, CO 
Members: Shari Puorto (vocals), Johnny Hawthorn (guitars/vocals), Frank Scarpelli (Bass), Jon Greathouse (Keys/vox), Mike Sauer (drums). 
"Many of us anxiously wait to hear a voice that resonates throughout our entire body. When listening to Shari Puorto sing, you can actually feel her voice. Yeah, she's that good. When Shari delivers a hard driving blues tune or a soft intimate ballet, you feel her passion ad message that the songs were meant to share." Neil Caplin - iJamar Magazine  

Videos: MONTAGE VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDC5ZqajuCA 
Website: www.BluesRockMusic.com 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/shari.puorto 
See them on other social networks: Twitter, Instgram, etc 

Jan, 6, 2014- L. Paul Mann, 

3rd Annual Benefit Concert for Notes for Notes feat. Slash & Robert ... Glide Magazine 

They were then joined by singer Shari Puorto for the thundering Jeff Beck version of “Going Down.” The first surprise guest of the night came next, with ... 

Dec, 2013 - Jeff Moehlis: Musicians Band Together at Notes for Notes Benefit Concert 

Big-name stars and a few surprises were all part of the act for Friday night's third annual event at the newly remodeled Loberto Theatre 

Jimmy Vivino, left, Seymour Duncan and Slash jam together at the Notes for Notes Benefit Concert last Friday night at the newly remodeled Lobero Theatre. (Gary Lambert / Noozhawk photo) 

By Jeff Moehlis, Noozhawk Contributing Writer | Published on 12.11.2013 3:49 p.m. 

[Click here for a Noozhawk photo gallery from the concert.] 

What a way to christen the newly remodeled Lobero Theatre! On Friday night, at the third annual Notes for Notes Benefit Concert, an amazing group of announced and unannounced artists joined together to deliver a true Show for the Ages. In the process, a significant amount of money was raised for the Santa Barbara-based Notes for Notes organization, which is expanding into new locales with its admirable mission of providing musical instruments, instruction and facilities to young musicians. 

Holding the proceedings together were Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band, whose regular gig is as Conan O'Brien's TV show band. They kicked it off with some up-tempo, horn-driven numbers, culminating in a rousing (and slightly sanitized) version of James Brown's "Sex Machine," sung by wild-man trumpeter Mark Pender. 

Next up, Santa Barbara's guitar pickup guru/Notes for Notes patron saint Seymour Duncan and L.A.-based axeman Johnny Hawthorn came out for a sweet guitar jam. They were then joined by singer Shari Puorto for a great version of "Going Down," in a Jeff Beck Group-style arrangement. 

The first big surprise came next, with the unbilled Alan Parsons performing "Sirius," "Eye in the Sky" and "Don't Answer Me." Parsons, who now calls Santa Barbara home, has been a generous supporter of local charities, including giving a benefit concert two years ago for the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara at the same venue, a charity that has strong ties with Notes for Notes. Parsons' longtime guitarist — and another Santa Barbara local — Alastair Greenejoined in. 

Then there was another big surprise — unbilled Eagles guitarist Don Felder graced the audience with a cover of Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Pride and Joy" and one of the all-time great rock songs, "Hotel California," which Felder co-wrote. Hearing Felder's solo at the end of the latter song, which many like me can sing along to virtually note for note, was almost a religious experience. 

And that was just the show before the intermission! 

The second half of the concert kicked off with Robert Randolph, a bluesy lap steel guitar virtuoso who brought high energy and Bo Diddley into the mix — and the crowd to its feet. Who could possibly top that? One word: Slash. 

Slash first rocked the musical universe as lead guitarist for Guns N' Roses, and he played with Velvet Revolver, Slash's Snakepit, and is currently pursuing a solo career. He is recognized as one of rock music's all-time greatest guitarists, and if memory serves, almost single-handedly brought the Gibson Les Paul guitar back into vogue in the late 1980s. With his signature curly hair and black top hat, he was a commanding presence at the Lobero. 

Slash was in a bluesy/funky mode, starting off with an acoustic duet cover of Robert Johnson's "Ramblin' On My Mind" with Vivino, then plugging in and giving his wah pedal a workout for a cover of The Temptations' "Papa Was a Rolling Stone." 

The cool covers continued with Chuck Berry's "Back in the U.S.A." and Jimi Hendrix's slow blues "Red House," and climaxed with Sly and the Family Stone's "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)." 

During the latter, while the band kept the funky groove going, Slash's guitar was signed by the notable guitarists onstage and was auctioned off. When the bidding stalled around $5,500, Randolph decided to throw in his guitar as well, bringing the take for Notes for Notes up to $8,000. Well played! 

This song also featured some fine soloing from 15-year-old Notes for Notes Hall of Fame inductee Chimaway Lopez. 

Just when it seemed the evening was over, Slash wanted to do one more song, and the band launched into a smokin' cover of The Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter." Special kudos go out to Puorto for belting out the background vocals made famous by Merry Clayton. 

Another star of the evening was the remodeled Lobero Theatre, which looks and sounds absolutely great. The Notes for Notes Benefit Concert was the perfect way to show it off for the first time. 

— Jeff Moehlis is a Noozhawk contributing writer and a professor of mechanical engineering at UC Santa Barbara. Upcoming show recommendations, advice from musicians, interviews and more are available on his web site, music-illuminati.com. The opinions expressed are his own. 


Oct, 2012 Biscuits and Blues presents Shari Puorto 
Shari Puorto WINNER 2010 Los Angeles Music AwardsAmericana Blues Roots song of the year for Shari's song Free WINNER Best Female Vocalist Southbay Music ... 

Blues singer Shari Puorto returns to Sly McFly's with her big bad ... 
Oct, 2012 Monterey County Weekly 
By Adam Joseph Shari Puorto wants to be remembered for having a voice that moves listeners. How it moves them isn't as important.MORE HERE: http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/news/2012/oct/04/blues-boom/ 

Mi2N.com - Shari Puorto Band & Tab Benoit Performing 9/21/12 
Little Lightning Productions Is Pleased To Announce, The Shari Puorto Band Performing With Tab Benoit At St. Rocke, Hermosa Beach On Sept 21, 2012. 

Shari Puorto VCBS band challenge YouTube 
Shari Puorto VCBS band challenge. ... Shari Puorto Sings The Star Spangled Banner 32412by dirkbag22139 views · Shari Puorto + Hurricane Hoover 601 ... 
Tommy Marsh & Bad Dog Welcome The One & Only Shari Puorto To ... 
Tommy Marsh & Bad Dog welcome the incomparable Shari Puorto as their weekly Special Guest at Wednesday, September 26's Ventura County Blues ... 
Aug, 2012 
Music On The Couch: 08/13/12 Shari Puorto Sat On The Couch 
Shari Puorto & her Band are a unique sounding band that combines ... Shari joined me and we discussed her life and career and her goals moving forward ... 

July, 2012 
Shari Puorto Band - Blues act - Road Dawg Touring Co. 
Shari Puorto Band Blues Band available through Road Dawg touring. If you need music for your wedding, party or club, road dawg is your best choice. 

May, 2012 
MUSIC FESTIVALS: Artists tuning up for summer of sounds 
North County Times 
... Aunt Kizzy'z Boyz, Box Canyon Band, Soul Diego, Craig's Band, Shari Puorto Band and the Bill Magee Blues Band at Walnut Grove Park in San Marcos. 

Edelbrock to Host Rev'ved Up 4 Kids Charity Weekend (5/6/12) 
UTV Weekly 
This year's show will feature live entertainment from MEGG Music, Shari Puorto and Scot Bruce as “Elvis.” There will also be live broadcasts from “The ... 


April, 2012 New Orleans and the Blues Comes to Long Beach 
Long Beach Post 
... Artwork Jamal, the scorching southern blues of the Bill Magee Blues Band, and the Los Angeles Music Award winning Shari Puorto Band. 

Jan. 20, 2012, Robert Kinsler writer: 
"Hermosa Beach-based blues-rock singer Shari Puorto and her excellent four-man band tore it up on a packed patio at the convention center. While several hundred attendees were enjoying BBQ chicken and burgers, Puorto dished up some original material from her latest album (the aptly-titled Real) as well as several earlier efforts. Highlights included the slow burner “Don’t Mess with Me” and a striking ballad, “Free.” 
Link to see the day's full coverage: 

Jan, 2012, Mi2Ncom Shari Puorto Band Performing At NAMM 2011 
Shari Puorto Band Performing At NAMM 2011, Anaheim California. 


Feb, 2012, CORONA:The Blues Slinger's Ball at the Marquee 15 | iGuide ... 
Shari Puorto with the Shari Puorto Band performs during The Blues Slinger's Ball at the Marquee 15 in Corona, Ca. Feb.12, 2012. Photo: FRANK ... 

Jan, 2012, Music Under the Stars: Shari Puorto - Ventura Events - Calendar of ... 
Search the official Ventura, CA Event Calendar for music, events, galleries, festivals and more, discover the real California. California visitor and vacation ... 

Jan, 2012, Shari Puorto Blues Band - San Jose, CA - on Sat Jan 7 at Poor ... 
The Poor House Bistro welcomes the Shari Puorto Blues Band as they take a break from their tour to make a pit stop in San Jose. Originally from Los Angeles, ... 
Dec, 2011, Shari Puorto at Sly McFly's | MontereyCountyWeekly.com 
Switching up sounds like a musical Swiss Army knife, Shari Puorto's band gives the internationally traveled vocalist shredding rock riffs to which she belts like ... 


Nov, 2011: Bman's Blues Report: Bman's Exclusive Interview with Shari Puorto 
If you went to Kickstarter.com and typed my name (Shari Puorto) in the search box you can watch my video and read all about what I'm doing. I'm raising money ... www.bmansbluesreport.com/.../bmans-exclusive-interview-wit... 
Nov, 2011: Shari's CD release pty (& show w/Ronnie Montrose ... - All Events in 
12/3 Shari Puorto CD Release party at, Harvelle's Long Beach 206 The Promenade North Long Beach, CA 90802 6pm - 9pm $10 cover - also allows you to stay ... 
Nov, 2011: Mi2N.com - Shari Puorto's CD Release Party In Long Beach, CA. 12 ... 
Shari Puorto's CD Release Party On 12/3/11 At The New Harvelle's In Long Beach. 6pm Sharp. 

Nov, 2011, Marquee 15 Shari Puorto 11-11-11 - YouTube 
Adding comments has been disabled for this video. Thumbnail 3:55. Add to. Van Halen feud ...www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aptjh6GDmbk 


Nov, 2011: The Shari Puorto DVD project by Shari Puorto 
Shari Puorto is raising funds for The Shari Puorto DVD project on Kickstarter! Raising funds to accomplish my longest-held dream... Being able to share our ... 
information found at, www.BluesRockMusic.com 
Oct, 2011: Around town in San Diego 
Live music by Shari Puorto Band, burlesque performance, breast cancer survivors and advocates. Admission is free, but reservations are recommended. ... 

Sept 2011: 
Jim Santella - Writer: Southland Blues Magazine: 
..."With her latest CD release, Real, Shari Puorto goes for the jugular. In control and pumped up for action, she makes sure we get the message in no uncertain terms; the blues is a form of communication in which Shari Puorto excels..." MORE HERE 
Aug 2011: 
Stuart Hamilton - writer, Blues Matters! & Record Collector: Stuart Hamilton's Review of 'Real' 
..."If you've been here before, you should have no doubt that Ms Puorto is a fabulous singer. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, she's right up there with Bonnie Bramlett in my pantheon of soulful blues singers, and I don't give higher praise than that..." 
Aug 23, 2011 – Two Powerhouses Brought Together (Barry Goldberg & Shari Puorto) For Shari's 3rd CD Release, Real. 
Mi2N.com - Shari Puorto's 3rd CD, 'Real' Is Released! Produced By ... www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=145331 - Cached 
Aug 2011: 
Shari Puorto Band at Marquee 15 on Sun Aug 28 2011 
Albert Lee, Shari Puorto Band, Randy Scott Brunch w/the Blues..... more information, www.BluesRockMusic.com. 

July 2011: 
The Shari Puorto Experience - Lou's Pier 47 - San Francisco - Events 
The Shari Puorto Experience at Lou's Pier 47 info from SF Weekly. Find info about San Francisco events, concerts, shows, admission and ticket prices. 
May 2011: Shari Puorto to perform at the Fiji International Jazz/Blues Festival (May 12 - 15). 

Programme: http://issuu.com/harington/docs/fiji_jazz_and_blues_programme 

March 2011: Shari Puorto to perform with the infamous, Ron Kobayashi Trio at Steamers in Fullerton. You don't want to miss this rare occassion! No cover 8:30pm - 12:00a 
http: Ron Kobayashi Website 

Jan 2011: Shari Puorto on Flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/21743740@N03/2485168614/ 

Oct 2010: Shari Puorto covered in the OC Press for her appearance at the Orange County "Real" Blues Festival. 

Sept 29, 2010: Shari Puorto featured in American Blues News with Johnny Winter. 

Sept 2010: Shari Puorto interview in the Beach Reporter. By Shaun Hauge. CLICK HERE TO READ INTERVIEW 


Sept 2010: Shari Puorto interview in the Beach Reporter. By Shaun Hauge. CLICK HERE TO READ INTERVIEW 
June 2010: Dave Noyes, Producer/Buyer: "The Irvine Lake 2010 Blues Festival was the largest attended festival held thus far. Shari Puorto set the scene and got the stage rockin' with her energetic performance. Shari rocked the stage for over 45 minutes to standing ovations!! We can't wait to have Shari back next year." 
June 2010: Radio Interview with Julian Vazquez. INside the INdustry - The Music, Los Angeles, CA, US 
Details: Radio / TV interview with host, Julian. INside the INdustry - The Music. The show can be heard on the internet KTSTFM.com 
Click HERE to listen: http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?songs=653424&T=5850Original 

April 2010: Shari Puorto featured on, Nothin' but the Blues' KJAZZ 88.1 Long Beach, CA with Gary Wagner's 'Unknown Artist', Sunday 5pm. 
May 2010: Jazz Station - Arnaldo DeSouteiro's Blog: Shari Puorto live ...Currently residing in Los Angeles, Shari Puorto has been described as "a soulful singer with a sexy and raspy sound, she immediately brings Janis Joplin to ... 

May, 2010: Ron Kobayashi Trio With Shari Puorto - Steamers Jazz Club - Orange ... 
Ron Kobayashi Trio With Shari Puorto at Steamers Jazz Club info from OC Weekly. Find info about Orange County events, concerts, shows, admission and ticket ... 

Jan 2010: Shari Puorto To Perform In Thailand, Bangkok - Jan 2010 @ Top40 ... 
LOS ANGELES (Top40 Charts/ Shari Puort Official Website) - Shari Puorto, Los Angeles based singer/songwriter/performer is heading to Thailand, Bangkok to ... 

Nov, 2009 
Shari Puorto lends background vocals to Barry Goldberg's latest release. CD produced by, Bob Dylan & Jerry Wexler. 
While Barry Goldberg's recording career is largely hogged by tapes of jam sessions dominated by blues cover versions, he was an excellent songwriter and more than deserved the respectful treatment he got here from a production team that consisted of none other than Bob Dylan and Jerry Wexler. 

Oct, 2009 
Stuart Hamilton 
Review: What Love Will Do to You 
"...It's another collaboration with the legendary Barry Goldberg, who has worked with just about everyone, and sees them going for that whole Southern soul sound that came out of Memphis back in the sixties. And it's very good.....the four tracks from "Who's Gonna Put Out The Fire?" through to 'Good Inside' got my fires burning." 
Oct 30, 2009 
Robert Kinsler 
Shari Puorto to make Swallows Inn rock this Halloween 
Sept 23, 2009 
Biscuits and Blues presents Shari Puorto: Wednesday, 9/23 at 8 ... Biscuits and Blues presents Shari Puorto Details: Currently residing in Los Angeles, Shari Puorto is “a soulful singer with a sexy and raspy. 
www.when.com/.../88220919-biscuits-and-blues-presents-shari-puorto - ================================================= 
Shari Puorto Band Opening For Dickey Betts 8/15/09 @ Top40-Charts ... 
Jul 16, 2009 ... Santa Ana, CA. (Top40 Charts/ Shari Puorto Official Website) - August, 15, 2009 - Santa Ana, CA. Top40-Charts.com provides music charts from ... 
June 9, 2009 
Shari Puorto Band Appearing On Channel 17 Cox Cable Tues 6/9 @ 7pm Url: http://www.BluesRockMusic.com/ 
Share an intimate night with Shari Puorto and her band Tuesday June 9th @ 7pm PST. If you can't get out to California to see her perform live you have an opportunity to see her on TV. This hour program will give you the opportunity to meet her band, get an inside view to some of her originals, and to even call in to ask your own questions. 
Musical Cafe is Santa Barbara's live TV musical show that showcases and promotes music bands, singers and song writers of all types. 
July 2009 
Shari Puorto & The Rhythm Addicts - www.BluesBrewsandBBQ.net 
The second of the two ROCK THE BLOCK events - Shari Puorto & The Rhythm Addicts hail from Southern California and perform gritty blues and rock classics ... 
www.bluesbrewsandbbq.net/pictures5.html - 

January, 2009 
Shari Puorto & the Rhythm Addicts support sisterships between cities in 
the United States and Spain. 
Shari Puorto y los Rhythm Addicts apoyan el hermanamiento entre 
ciudades de Estados Unidos y España. 
August - 2008 - Review "Down The Road" in issue 45 of Blues Matters! 
Stuart A Hamilton, Blues Matters! 
Well now! I suspected that this second album from Shari Puorto and her Rhythm Addicts might be a rare treat when I saw that the guitars were getting handled by the fantastic Blues player Alastair Greene. And that was before I noticed the name of the legendary Barry Goldberg plastered over production, songwriting and keys! You know, the one who for med The Electric Flag with Mike Bloomfield, who wrote songs for Rod Stewart, Gladys Knight, Joe Cocker, Steve Miller and Bobby "Blue" Bland. That's when he wasn't producing albums by Percy Sledge, Charlie Musselwhite and James Cotton. Or recording one of my all time favourite albums, "Blast From My Past". Add in the powerful voice of Shari , and you end up with an album that will probably end up on my list of favourites f or this year. It's not a perfect album as Shari is at her best when she's letting rip, which means the ballads like 'This Ain't That Kind Of Love Song' or 'I Thought I Knew (You Were The One)’ fall a little next to belters like 'Treat Me Mean', 'Outta Mind' and 'What's It Gonna Take'. As with any woman singing the Blues, Shari has had the Janis Joplin comparison thrown her way, but I get more of a souped up Bonnie Bramlett vibe, even a touch of Rossington Collins band styled southern rock. She lists Etta James, Susan Tedeschi, Pat Benatar and the Doobie Brothers amongst her influences, and it's a heady mix of soul and Blues that raises a smile and lifts the spirits. The bonis live track shows there's no studio trickery, and "Down The Road" is definitely a CD to track down and enjoy. 
July 15, 2008  BVSReviews - Review of Shari Puorto's "Down the Road" CD release... 
In my review of her last album, I said that she had a livelihood that if bottled, could be sold as a top notch energy drink. She still has that energy. She is possibly more energized this time out. Her name? Shari Puorto. She has just recorded and released a brand new album. This one has the title of Down The Road 
July 11th (Wed) - Leo's "Bluesland" 91.9FM - Radio Interview with Shari Puorto - 7:00am 
Shari Puorto will be interviewed on Leo's "Bluesland" Santa Barbara based Blues radio, KCSB 91.9FM (www.kcsb.org or, www.leosBluesland.com) and streaming via, www.N2BN.org. We will discuss their opening for Dickey Betts at the Coach House on July 21st, CDs will be given away as well as new tunes on air for the first time! LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE 
5/8/08 - Shari & the Rhythm Addicts performing at the Boogaloo Cafe in Hermosa Beach Shari Puorto 2 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 
Shari is a great entertainer. Her music is outstanding. I've seen her a number of times. You want a good show, great music she has it. 
July 15, 2008 BVSReviews - Review of Shari Puorto's "Down the Road" CD release... 
In my review of her last album, I said that she had a livelihood that if bottled, could be sold as a top notch energy drink. She still has that energy. She is possibly more energized this time out. Her name? Shari Puorto. She has just recorded and released a brand new album. This one has the title of Down The Road. More below: 
May 2008 - Southland Blues Magazine Review "Down the Road" 
Local vocals sensation Shari Puorto belts with full throttle and all-wheel drive on this latest program from her contemporary repertoire. For the powerful spirit in her voice and the heartfelt emotion that she lays down, she’s been compared favorably to Janis Joplin and a few other notable heroes of modern music; more here 
August - 2008 - Review "Down The Road" in issue 45 of Blues Matters! 
Stuart A Hamilton, Blues Matters! 
.....the legendary Barry Goldberg plastered over production, songwriting and keys! You know, the one who for med The Electric Flag with Mike Bloomfield, who wrote songs for Rod Stewart, Gladys Knight, Joe Cocker, Steve Miller and Bobby "Blue" Bland. That's when he wasn't producing albums by Percy Sledge, Charlie Musselwhite and James Cotton. Or recording one of my all time favourite albums, "Blast From My Past". Add in the powerful voice of Shari , and you end up with an album that will probably end up on my list of favourites f or this year. More here 
Taipei Times - archives 
Feb 22, 2008 ... What: BBQ and Blues at the Cosmopolitan Grill, featuring the Rich Harper Blues Band and Shari Puorto Where: 218 Changchun Rd, Taipei City ... 
www.taipeitimes.com/News/feat/archives/2008/02/22/2003402427 - 33k - 
19 มี.ค. 2008 ... In response to requests from viewers for an excerpt we could not show before, we have a clip of Shari Puorto, together with Rich Harper on ... 
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March 8, 2008 Phuket Post - Review of the Phuket Blues Rock Festival... 

Click here for video coverage at the Phuket Blues Rock Festival of SP 
January 2008, Phuket Thailand - Phuket Gazette - Jan 08 
Shari Puorto another Top blues act will perform Saturday night at the Blues Rock festival in Phuket. Click here for more info 
June 26, 2007 / Los Angeles Times / Travel Section 
Dates: Sundays through Aug. 26 

Venue: Resort Village 

Don't miss: For fans of blues-tinged rock, the July 1 date with Shari Puorto is the opportunity to watch an artist with booming, powerful vocals and big guitar sounds. Puorto also plays Mammoth's Fourth of July celebration. 

More info: www.mammothmountain.com 

YouTube - Barry Goldberg Jam Band feat. Shari Puorto 

Barry Goldberg Jam Band performing at the Cabana Club in ...