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“It’s my belief that women singers will be compared to her. Her chops are silky smooth, or gritty depending on the song; but they are always filled with soul. Her emotion is flat out in your face and there may be precious few that can do it better.” – LEGENDARY BLUES RECORDING PRODUCER/ENGINEER, JOHN PORTER 

"Shari has always provided an honest and powerful musical experience that strikes at the core of what music is all about. Great energy, original material, a true group performance, and a talent that reaches off the stage to touch the audience." - Joe Wagoner AKG/Harmon.

SHARI PUORTO BAND is a Blues/Rock/Roots band with a lot of soul who have been touring together for years. With notable nominations and awards under their belt they continue to electrify audiences from Coast to Coast and abroad, and make their Portland debut at this year’s Waterfront Blues Festival. The band combines today's modern blues/rock with yesteryear's traditional Blues. Their performances, and their connection with the audience, are infectious! 

SHARI PUORTO is an award-winning singer/songwriter, who has been pre-nominated by the Grammy committee in three categories and up for nomination for the 59th (2017) Grammy's . She is a past winner for best song at the L.A Music Awards, and for Female Vocalist at the South Bay Music Awards.

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. She has been compared to Janis Joplin for the intensity of her performances, and to Bonnie Raitt, and Bonnie Bramlet, for her vocal tone, ability and control.