Shari Puorto Band performing with Doug Woolverton,  Florida Tour kicking off 3/5/2020 

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Little Lightning Productions 
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Shari Puorto Band performing with Doug Woolverton, 
Florida Tour kicking off 3/5/2020 

Announcing, Shari Puorto Band (SPB) heading back to Florida for a 4-day tour led by vocalist/songwriter Shari Puorto and Grammy Nominee, Doug Woolverton. Catch this Roots/Rock/Blues Band at one or all of their upcoming shows. 

Shari & Doug are also preparing for an upcoming album but it’s time to take a writing break and head back on the road. So, Florida here they come. You may be used to seeing Doug wail on trumpet, but with The Shari Puorto Band and this tour he brings it back to his roots on bass guitar. 

The band is kicking off the tour on Thursday, 3/5 at Englewood’s on Dearborn, then on Friday, 3/6 it’s Buckingham Blues Bar in Fort Myers, Saturday 3/7 co-billing the Funky Biscuit with Billy Price and rounding off the tour headlining at Earl’s Hideaway on 3/8 in Sebastian, FLA. 

Shari’s fanbase is growing rapidly because on-stage Shari's voice and personality has the ability to touch your soul. She musically connects with everyone who’s in the audience at every performance. Shari and her band’s energy draws you in and allows you to escape and enjoy being in the moment. They know how to put on a show and cater to each and every audience. Shari’s well-written original songs blended with just the right mix of obscure covers are also what makes this band and Shari so unique. 

Their blend of blues, rock, funk, and even some Americana/country will turn your head as it does everyone. At first, it’s unexpected then they have you in their trance and there’s no turning back! Don’t just take it just from us, hear what others are saying: 

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 

Professor Johnny P's Juke Joint: "Let me say this as plainly as I can. I think that Shari Puorto could be the next big breakout singer. She’s got all the tools – a great voice, a top notch band, and superb writing skills. This latest album, Live At Bogies, shows that she can work a crowd extremely well and her song selection is quite moving.” 

“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.” Stuart Hamilton, Blues Matters! & The Rocker, UK 

“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 

Beyond the road, Shari will soon announce details of her next album and studio release. This release follows their recent award-winning live album, Live at Bogie’s*, and their last studio release, My Obsession. The album is slated for release in late 2020 or early 2021.  *Winner, Best Live Album, LA Music Critic, 2019. 

“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.” John Porter, Time for the Blues 

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