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Paula Harris

Members of the press and media have frequently said “If Etta James Fronted the Tower of Power and they were a blues Band- THAT is what Paula Harris sounds like!” But that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Paula. This classically trained vocalist has literally run the gamut of music from Blues, to jazz, and everything in between.While most vocalists sing the small areas that cross between genres- Paula performs multiple genres over the full spectrum. She spent years singing with symphony orchestras and jazz bands as well as musical theater and corporate dance bands.

She blazed into the “Blues Scene” like a meteor, winning the Monterey Blues Festival's “Battle of the Bands” as a warm up to representing the San Francisco Bay Area in the International Blues Challenge( held in Memphis TN) the largest Battle of the bands in the world, where she placed in the Top Three Best Bands in the global competition after receiving standing ovations at all stages of the competition. Paula was nominated for the 2013 Blues Music Awards in the “Best New Artist” category. She was also nominated for two Blues Blast Awards in the “Best New Artist” category as well as for the “Sean Costello Rising Star Award” Dan Aykroyd ( AKA Elwood Blues) selected her as his Blues Breaker/Favorite New Release and gained her airplay on more than 3000 stations around the world. Paula was also nominated for three 2016 Northern California Entertainers Awards: Best Female Blues Vocalist, Band of the year and overall Entertainer categories.

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”With Harris’ powerful vibrato and gamut of 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. Harris has seemingly unlimited range, the lung capacity of a mythical entity and Ruth Brown-caliber self- assuredness.” -Adam Joseph, Monterey Weekly

“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

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Turning On The Naughty



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