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Paula Harris / Press

"She's a Sassy singer with a remarkable wide range, near perfect intonation, and amazing breath control.She knows the value of subtlety when the material calls for it. She achieves an uncanny balance between tenderness and virtuosity."

"Her voice sizzles so much that she could probably bring a pot of water sitting on a block of ice to a boil. Paula Harris has the goods where she should become a household name in the blues world if she continues to release material like this; her stage presence should do that alone. Keep that name in mind, Paula Harris is somebody you’re not likely to forget after hearing her music."

"Blues with Balls- Nothing Subtle, Dammit; Straight Ahead and if it's not clear enough, Miss Harris will scream it in your ears. She's full of passion!"

“I've thoroughly enjoyed Turning on the Naughty by Paula and her band. She's held nothing back and the result is a disc that showcases her formidable vocal range, the impetuousness of her songwriting and a vast array of very talented Bay Area musicians backing. I'm a firm believer that the best is yet to come for Paula and look forward to her presence on next year's festival circuit.”

““Paula is one of the finest modern blues voices around today and her interpretation is impeccable””

“It is completely right to celebrate a singer like Paula Harris as the rightful heir of a singer like Etta James.”

“Harris' versatile pitch-perfect voice may have carried effortlessly to the back of the arena without amplifiers. Her Stage presence was natural and polished, with shakin'-all'over dance mover, a flirty personality, and a contageous smile indicative of a performer who appeared to be having the best times of her life. But the highest point even for Harris, may have been the song she did as a tribute to her idol and "main influence" Etta James. "Damn Your Eyes," soulful and haunting, drew applause well before she was finished" "Who would have thought?" she says of the whirlwind she is suddenly riding after so many years. "Eveybody says you're done if you're not a hit in the music industry by the times you're 25. I'm 46 and I'm living proof that it's never too late"”

"With Harris' powerful vibrato and gamut or original tunes laden with humor, sexual innuendo, and relationship reflection, the green eyed South Carolina native embodies some of the same stuff that made Etta James a Legend before her"

"The Naughty is Turned on and the Naughty will not be ignored!"

"A Vanilla Coating on a Chocolate Soul"

Lou Rawls

"Paula captures the Blues with flawless phrasing and a freedom of expression that ignites the audience. Her unique vocal quality pushes the boundaries and seeing her perform will make you a believer!"

"Paula is the REAL DEAL!"

Tom Politzer, Lead saxophone for "Tower of Power"

"Harris has seemingly unlimited range, the lung capacity of a mythical entity, and Ruth Brown-caliber self-assuredness.On the title track (of her new CD "Turning On The Naughty") through a wall of horns- Harris brings on more of the deliciously suggestive, delivering each verse as is she has an itch and the only way it can be scratched is " Between the sheets."

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