In January 2015 legendary producer Mike Vernon (Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall, Blue Horizon etc) was invited to receive a 'Keeping The Music 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 again (Frank Sinatra - eat your heart out) and produce an album with Sari.
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 in September 2016 and undertake a European wide tour.
Check out the introductory youtube here:
"Musicians, producers and blues lovers throughout the nation are singing the praises of the ‘meteoric rise’ of Blues vocalist extraordinaire, Ms. Sari Schorr.” – WESTCHESTER MAGAZINE
"Sari Schorr is a force of nature, a meteor, a comet, and the blues speak through her...the real dirty sad funny wonderful blues, lives again! She’s got an amazing voice and sang with fire and grace. Go see her, and hear the living blues again, for the very first time." – DAN COHEN, NYACK NEWS AND VIEWS
"And at long last we come to the voice. Not Joplin nor Aretha, but some planet in that galaxy; Sari’s is her own unique blend of utter commitment and sweet ease, floating notes up over the tops of our heads and then swooping down into her meaty lower register and belting with the best of them. – DAN COHEN, NYACK NEWS AND VIEWS
"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" Dave Fields Big City Blues New York
AWARDED: 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". - WNTI' Trevor B. Power "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