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Sounds Like: Etta James, *Susan Tedeschi*, Janiva Magness, Aretha Franklin, Diane Schuur
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 BioMore Info
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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.
“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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