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Paula Harris

Rank #4 US San Jose, CA Blues / Jazz / Soul

50% of sales go to the charity Fender Music Foundation.

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Sounds Like: Etta James, *Susan Tedeschi*, Janiva Magness, Aretha Franklin, Diane Schuur

Label: unsigned

Bio: “If Etta James fronted the Tower of Power- and they were a funky Blues band”- THAT is how Paula Harris is best described. Paula delivers a whallop of steamy powerful vocals mixed with an impudent and flirty personality and a ready humor on stage. She also selects a wide array of music that showc... See Full Bio

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  • Tue

    Sep 9

    Oakland, CA, US | 8:00pm

    Oakland, CA, US
    Tue Sep 09 8:00pm


    I going down there and do a few Notes and hangout with the Sista!

  • Sat

    May 17

    Fresno, CA, US | 8:00pm
    Three Rivers Blues Festival
    Fresno, CA, US
    Sat May 17 8:00pm


    THis is an Alcohol and Drug Free Event

  • Sat

    May 10

    San Francisco, CA, US | 6:30pm

    San Francisco, CA, US
    Sat May 10 6:30pm


    You never heard the blues like this—a powerhouse of feisty, enthralling vocals and big brass sound. Delivering a blend of funky blues, humorously impudent lyrics, big brassy horns, soulful singing, and a naughty, tongue-in-cheek rapport with her audience, Paula Harris redefines what the blues can be. With a dynamic voice and with her feisty stage presence, she’s an entertainer who will surprise and delight with her hybrid of blues, funk, soul, and jazz originals. Lou Rawls said of Harris, “Paula, you’re a vanilla coating with a chocolate soul!” Her all-star seven-piece band, the Beasts of Blues and Big Ass Brass, consisting of piano, bass, drums, guitar, sax, trumpet, and trombone, has members who have worked with Santana, Taj Majal, Van Morrison, Sly & The Family Stone, Little Richard, Percy Sledge, and James Brown, among many others. They won top 3 bragging rights in the 2012 International Blues Challenge, The largest Battle of the Bands in the world and their debut album was nominated for a 2013 Blues Music Award in the Best New Artist category. They also received nominations for the 2013 Blues Blast Music Awards Best New Artist and the Sean Costello Rising Star award. Elwood Blues AKA Dan Ackroyd featured them on his Internationally Syndicated Radio Show " THe Blues Mobile" as a bluesbreaker and Favorite New Artist release. Prepare yourself for a new kind of blues—Paula Harris is breaking the mold.

  • 2014

    Feb 22

    San Jose, CA, US | 7:00pm
    Casino M8trix
    San Jose, CA, US
    Sat Feb 22 7:00pm
  • 2014

    Jan 4

    San Francisco, CA, US | 5:30pm

    San Francisco, CA, US
    Sat Jan 04 5:30pm


    “If Etta James fronted the Tower of Power- and they were a blues band- THAT is what Paula Harris sounds like!” She delivers a mix of Impudent, Humorous, and Naughty Lyrical content in a Fusion of Blues, Funk and Jazz. Her band, the “Beasts of Blues” and her Horn section “Big Ass Brass” are world-class and they put on a show that is as impressive as their sound. Featured in the band are Prolific horn player Mike Rinta, Tom Poole, & Tony Peebles who have worked with acts such as Sly & the Family Stone, Etta James, Boz Scaggs, Santana, Lenny Williams and More. 17 year veteran drummer with Little Richard- Derrick Martin, Keyboardist from the James brown Band- Simon Russell, and long-time Bay Area Bass musicians and session players Joey Fabian and Terry Hiatt on guitar and Bass complete the Rhythm Section.

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  • Budd Zunga (Artist) Budd Zunga
    Seriously Excellent !!!!!!!!! My best, BUDD
  • Chip-C (Artist) Chip-C
    - Real Fans, Plays, Widget Hits and Video Views on Reverb Nation - Real Likes from Real People on Facebook - Real Followers from Real People on Twitter - Real Vie...
  • Frownz (Artist) Frownz
    Just swinging by to show some love, good vibes as always..would be great if you could take a look at my brand new music video 'Alive or Dead' which tributes my former lab...
  • "D.Bill"--KLOWNTOWN ENT... (Artist) "D.Bill"--KLOWNTOW...
    Feeling da music, nice blues, keep me updated on new music u drop. Check out my new songs "JUST ROLL THA KUSH" and "MOMMA TOLD ME" and "BALLAHOLICS"
  • Aqua Vitae (Artist) Aqua Vitae
    Blues at it's BEST! Paula Harris has THE VOICE, and THE MOJO! But do NOT leave without mentioning the AMAZING talent her AWESOME BAND! Great stuff, GURLS ROCK!
  • Leanne Felzien (Artist) Leanne Felzien
    fantastic blues - really classy stuff here.
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Q: where can I get the CD Turning on the Naughty
A: GO to my website www.paulaharrismusic.com look for the store tab- there you will find links to either buy the physical album or a link to it on iTunes. Thanks for asking!

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