In January 2015 legendary producer Mike Vernon (Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall, Blue Horizon) was invited to receive a ‘Keeping The Blues Alive’ award at the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis USA. This award, was not the only highlight of the weekend for Mike, the second was witnessing the performance of one of the most amazing female blues singers Mike has seen in years – SARI SCHORR.
Mike was so knocked out with Sari that he offered to come out of retirement and produce an album with her. Already a consummate songwriter, with tracks on major labels, Sari has written or co-written most of the songs on her new album. This album recording is now well underway.
Several years of touring the USA & Europe with Joe Louis Walker and Poppa Chubby brought Sari greater prominence in the blues world. Sari was recently inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame.
Sari has now put together her own band – THE ENGINE ROOM, featuring British guitarist Innes Sibun, formerly with Robert Plant. Together they will celebrate the release of Sari’s debut album on Manhaton Records in September 2016 and undertake a US and European wide tour. Sari is kicking off her groundbreaking tour at Carnegie Hall in NY performing with Buddy Guy, Walter Trout, Eric Burdon, Edgar Winter, Dana Fuchs, Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Laurence Jones on the Lead Belly Fest, Feb 4, 2016.
What You Can Expect
“New York vocalist Sari Schorr has the effortless range and sense of drama to give any song real purpose and tonight she connects with her showcase crowd as if delivering a personal message face to face.”
Pete Fenestra for Get Ready to Rock“So, how far will Sari go? Somewhere towards the top of the glass ceiling of the Blues, for certain, as she is a genuine talent.”
Darren Weale for WRC“Sari Schorr is the embodiment of the best the blues and beyond has to offer. Sari is definitely the next big blues diva that will sweep through the blues scene”
Big City Rhythm & Blues MagazineAWARDED: 2012 Best Performance by a Blues Singer In A Band by Broadway World – “The sensational Sari Schorr who channeled Janis Joplin and Tina Turner during the show by the Joe Louis Walker Band at B.B. King’s in August.”” A Phenomenal and Beautiful Singer who I like to say, “let’s all her passion and artistry come out through her amazing voice.”
Trevor B. Power for WNTI“Bodacious-voiced new front singer Sari Schorr, whose power vocals are a hybrid of Janis Joplin and Tina Turner, with a touch of a contemporary female blues singer like Janiva Magness. Walker and Schorr reached an orgasmic climax on this section of the show with the Willie Dixon’s classic “I Just Want to Make Love to You,”…and Schorr transitioning from a whisper to a wail like a car going from zero to 60 in eye blink.”
Stephen Hanks for Broadway World“Sari Schorr is a stunning vocalist, powerful, energized and engaging…. Sari Schorr and other members of the band took the song to church and made believers of us all.”
Jimi Patricol for Blues 411“…the very talented Sari Schorr, who has the raw vocal power of Lydia Pense [Cold Blood].”
Dan D. Harrell for Blueswax“(Mike) Zito called up New York City’s blues ambassador Poppa Chubby and singer Sari Schorr. Schorr contributed husky come-hither vocals to a rollicking “Sugar Coated Love…”
Debra Devi for American Blues Scene Magazine