Sari Schorr

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a ForCe oF na­ture Man­haton Records ✪✪✪✪ ✪

When leg­endary but re­tired blues­rock pro­ducer, Mike Ver­non of Blues­break­ers and Feet­wood Mac fame, de­cides to get back be­hind the desk, chances are he’s on to some­thing good. Sari Schorr is a ballsy New York blues singer, and A Force Of Na­ture sees Sari and her band, The En­gine Room – which in­cludes Bri­tish blues gui­tarist Innes Si­bun stand­ing shoul­der to shoul­der with guests Wal­ter Trout and Oli Brown – romp­ing through a set of self-penned or co-writ­ten songs. With a voice that hints at Ja­nis Jo­plin, Mag­gie Bell and even Tina Turner, Schorr’s de­liv­ery takes no pris­on­ers. Nor do Si­bun, Brown and Trout, as the gui­tars on here are blis­ter­ing. Ain’t Got No Money kicks us off but other high­lights in­clude a su­perb solo on Damn The Rea­son, Sari’s raunchy take on Ram Jam’s Black Betty, Trout’s emo­tive gui­tar on Work No More, and the mov­ing closer, Or­di­nary Life. If you like your blues on the gutsy side this def­i­nitely won’t dis­ap­point.

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