Shari Puorto Band Releases, Live At Bogie's, June 2018

Little Lightning Productions is pleased to announce, The Shari Puorto Band’s new Album release, Live at Bogies & Tour, 2018. Making their way across the US hitting major areas and regions starting in Southern California, Northern California, Nashville, St. Louis, The South, all the way to New England and down thru the state of Florida. And this band is just getting started!

American Blues/Rock/Roots singer, songwriter and performer Shari Puorto and her band will release their new Live album Live at Bogie’s on Thursday 21 June, 2018. The new album will be supported by a national radio campaign, and tour that kicks off at BB, Jazz, Blues & Soups in St. Louis, MO.

In Shari’s albums and her live shows she (and her band) are known for their passionate, driven style. This powerhouse vocalist consistently delivers standout performances - both live and in the studio! Now she finally has a Live CD to prove it! Live at Bogie’s” is Shari’s 5th Album release, but her 1st Live release. Live at Bogie’s serves you a blistering mix of Blues Rock, Contemporary Blues, and American roots music, mostly consisting of her original music, keeping it true and raw to their sound. This energetic Live CD consists of 8 originals and 4 covers. Live at Bogie’s showcases
Shari’s memorable originals like It’s a Damn Shame, Home of the Blues, Outta My Mind, 6 Months Sober, Sugar Daddy, All About You, All I Want is You, while also performing fan favorites such as, Steve Winwoods, ‘Can’t Find My Way Home’, Randy Newman’s ‘Guilty’, Savoy Brown’s ‘I’m Tired’ and Candi Stanton’s ‘Evidence’. These covers also demonstrate Shari and her bands interpretive skills.

“Shari’s a road warrior touring non-stop across the USA and now, after some fine studio releases, those of us unlucky enough not to see her perform live can get a taste of the Shari Puorto live experience in full flight on a fantastic live album. Ms Puorto is a fabulous singer, right up there with Bonnie Bramlett in my pantheon of soulful blues singers and backed by a great band this record shows just how good she is. The 12 tracks on "Live at Bogies" are a testament to her blues journey so far with stand out numbers like 'Six Months Sober' and 'All I Want Is You' making you instantly reach for
the repeat button. Fans will love it, newbies need to hear it. Blues like it should be." CD review, Stuart Hamilton: Blues Matters! & The Rocker, UK - May 16, 2018

“I’m constantly challenging myself both onstage and off-stage because that’s how you grow and how you realize what works!” Shari says. Shari is already working on songs for her 5th Studio release (6th CD release) to come out later in 2018 or early 2019. After launching her recording career in early 2000. Since then, the charismatic young singer-songwriter has earned a reputation as a powerful live performer and songwriter, while releasing a series of albums that have shown her diverse creative attitude consistently taking her in new and exciting musical directions.

“Shari has always provided an honest and powerful musical experience that sticks at the very 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

Live at Bogie’s is a project Shari has been wanting to release to her fans for many years. Shari’s studio releases are top-notch and are always true to her sound and ability. But they don’t compare to her live performances or capture the raw energy, emotion and passion you will see and hear at her shows. We believe this 12-song set “showcases” how Shari & her band hit you where it counts with her originals and chosen covers.

“Recording in the studio is fun and I love the entire process!” Puorto says. “But there’s
nothing like performing live. And when you form a connection with the band and the
audience; nothing compares”.

Shari 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 & her band recorded Live at Bogie’s in Westlake, CA with engineer, Mike Sutherland, Mixing and Mastering by David Carey, at Rock Productions/Total Access with whom she worked previously on releases such as, My Obsession (Producer, Tony Braunagel), Real, and Down the Road.

Shari Puorto Band is a Blues/Rock/Roots Band with a whole lotta soul who have been touring together for many years. With notable nominations and awards under their belt they continue to electrify audiences from Coast to Coast and abroad. If you haven't seen them yet, you must! It's an experience you will not forget. You will see and feel and band combining today's Modern Blues/Rock with yesteryear's traditional Blues. Their connection with the audience and performance are infectious! Once you see their show you will understand why people are captivated and come back for more. "We know how to bring an audience together and allow them to feel something deep within their souls they never thought existed." Shari says. Shari’s band consists of So-Cal’s finest and sought out musicians, John DePatie on guitar, Frank Scarpelli on bass, Mike Sauer on drums (and background vocals) and Jon Greathouse on keys (and background vocals).

Some of Shari’s 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",
- Nov, 2017, Shari placed 2nd in the International Blues Challenge at the Southern
California Blues Society Chapter.
- February, 2018: Selected and Featured during radio segment, 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, among other notable

MusicUCanSee, Casey Reagan –Writer
“Shari’s strong vocal delivery reflects a one of a kind and unique as they come. This
time there will be no “she sounds like” or “has the style of” or any other comparisons to other artists. There is no shame in being or sounding like, Shari Puorto. She is a world-class vocalist with a voice like no other and as far as I’m concerned, other artists should be compared to her not the other way around. “I haven’t seen this much soul in a white chick since....well, ever!”

Shari is one of the hardest working musicians out there today. She is constantly stretching her boundaries with songwriting and performing. “Music is everything to me. I’ve never felt more myself when on stage. It’s Home to me. I couldn’t imagine life without performing, writing songs, and touring as much as possible. I only hope to keep spreading our sound and music from West to East and beyond”, Shari says. And I will continue to work hard to reach the goals I have set for myself and the music.

Live at Bogie’s - Album Track listing
1. It’s a Damn Shame (4:02)
2. Home of the Blues (3:18)
3. Outta My Mind (3:18)
4. Guilty (5:26)
5. Six Months Sober (3:09)
6. Sugar Daddy (4:57)
7. Evidence (4:03)
8. All I Want is You (5:08)
9. My Obsession (4:21)
10. All About You (3:36)
11. I’m Tired (4:21)
12. Can’t Find My Way Home (5:41)

Produced by: Shari Puorto
Live recording by: Mike Sutherland
Mixed & Mastered: David Carey - Rock Room Productions/Total Access

Shari Puorto – Vocals
John DePatie – Guitar
Frank Scarpelli – Bass
Jon Greathouse – Keys/Organ, Vocals
Mike Sauer – Drums, Vocals
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