Unsigned Only Winner (NYC) Vocal Performance 2015 *Song: Ain't No Way
A Deli Magazine Emerging Artist Pick (NYC) 2014. New Jersey Jazz Blues Society Finalist (International Blues/Jazz Conference) 2014
Straight up, low down, burning and churning soul is what describes Shari Pine. Her handling of rich R&B flavors as well as Soul material on top of American Roots Music distinguishes her as an artist at the crossroads of the Blues: firmly anchored in the tradition, but having one foot clearly stepping into the future. This New Yorker isn't the first to hearken back to the bygone, less-is-more days of Stax Soul with its deep and steady pockets and mantra like rhythm sections - she's just phenomenal at it. In her paradise, soaring and joyful Aretha -esque vocals (and smart phrasing) punctuated by Tower of Power horn blats ride the waves of a Hammond Leslie to the finish line. ~John Scandoni
Best while driving 65mph. Taj Mahal meets Teena Marie!