Born: May 18, 1966
“If Etta James Fronted the Tower of Power and they were a blues Band- THAT is what Paula Harris sounds like!” That’s not a bad way to be described when you’re a mid-forties musician that most people told to “Give up”. But Paula has shown a remarkable belief in her talent and followed her dream even against the odds. And it’s a good thing she has because in the last year, she has blazed into the “Blues Scene” like a meteor. She won the Monterey Blues Festival's 2012 Battle of the Bands in November as a warm up to representing the San Francisco Bay Area in the International Blues Challenge( held in Memphis TN) where she placed in the Top Three Best Bands in the world wide competition after receiving standing ovations at all stages of the competition...
“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.” -Front Page, Monterey Herald
“One of the finest voices in modern blues and her interpretation is impeccable.” -WIlliam Bell, Principal Architect of the Stax/Volt Sound, WC Handy Award Recipient, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, and CEO Wilbe Records
Paula, Are you Black or White?- Ray CHarles
My GOD!! What a Voice!! - William Shatner
A Vanilla Coating on a Chocolate Soul- Lou Rawls
I've recorded a lot of material just for the money- but this! THIS is something I am really proud of.(Said of Paula's New CD Turning on the Naughty) -Mic Gillette, Trumpet and Trombone for the Tower of Power
Paula is the REAL deal! - Tom Politzer, Saxaphone- Tower of Power
I book National and International Big Name acts nightly and Paula is WAY better than most of them! She is a REAL talent. -Steven Suen, Owner & CEO if Biscuits and Blues in San Francisco, KBA Award reecipient Paula Harris captures the Blues with flawless phrasing and a freedom of expression that ignites the audience...