Shari Puorto Band Hitting The Northwest

“Shari melds Susan Tedeschi’s self-taught soul, Bonnie Raitt’s country-rock sweetness and just a touch of Melissa Ethridge’s rasp.” – Monterey Country Weekly

The Shari Puorto Band is a blues/rock/roots outfit with a whole lotta soul that have performed along the coast of California, across the United States, and abroad for many years. This award-winning band knows how to electrify an audiences, bringing an experience that you will not soon forget. “We know how to bring an audience together and allow them to feel something deep within their souls they never knew existed,” explains Puorto. Having worked on stages alongside acts such as Dickey Betts, Johnny Winter, Dave Mason, Robben Ford, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya, and others, the band presents a terrific mix of modern blues/rock combined with yesterday’s traditional styles through its “[u]nique and powerful vocals, big guitar, groove-oriented rock & roll with a full dropper of blues coloring.”

On Saturday, July 1, Shari Puorto will be playing the Waterfront Blues Festival for a 2:00 pm set on the First Tech Blues Stage.

Shari Puorto Band will be heading to The Birk, 11139 Hwy. 202 in Birkenfeld, on Sunday, July 2 for a 6:00 pm show. Admission is $10.00 at the door.

On Monday, July 3, the band will head across the river to Billy’s Blues Bar & Grill, 7115 NE Hazel Dell Avenue, in Vancouver, WA. Show time is 7:00 pm.

The band returns to the Waterfront Blues Festival on Tuesday, July 4, for the DME Driftin’ Blues Cruise on the Portland Spirit. Boarding time is 2:00 pm, departing the seawall at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $29.00 and available at Also on the cruise will be JJ Thames & The Violet Revolt, The Thunder Brothers, Worth, and Pinsky & Newton.