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Shari Puorto – My Obsession | Album Review

Shari Puorto – My Obsession 
Little Lightning Productions
12 tracks

by STEVE JONES. This Los Angeles based singer who was raised in Connecticut has released a very nice album of mostly original music.  Featuring a huge cast of players, the folks backing here do a super job.  Included are the likes of Barry Goldberg on one cut, Jimmy Vivino on three, and Tony Braunagel on drums who also produced the album. Puorto had a hand in writing all but the last song on the CD.  The songs are fresh and original.  Stylistically we see three sorts of cuts here: funky stuff, rocking blues and soulful ballads/slow blues. READ MORE