The 'Princess of Rockin' Gospel Blues' from Saginaw, Michigan was headlining last year's edition of the annual 'Bay-Car' festival in the north of France. We have recorded and filmed her inspiring performance and have released an audio CD, and video DVD. If you have seen her 'live' before, I'm sure you will agree with me that she is one of the most impressive performers and entertainers. She knows how to 'get' the audience - although it was a tough job for her that particular night. But with a few words in French she finally got the crowd standing up and moving. Powered by her international touring band, the show starts off with a great rendition of Etta James' classic 'Tell Mama'. 'Ill take You There', originally recorded by the Staple Singers, is the only other tune not written by Sharrie herself. The remaining songs are originals, sometimes funky, sometimes hard-driving and rocking blues, always gospel-drenched and soulful, performed with intensity. The band delivers the perfect support for her music. The ryhthm section cooks, keyboards are wailing and mourning, and Lars is giving Sharrie what she needs: an expressive, powerful and sensible counterpart on stage. Even on the CD version you can feel the spirit. But of course it's a special treat to see her live on stage. Get yourself the DVD (cvd 5002), and you will experience one the finest blues and gospel vocalists this planet has to offer. The Dolby surround sound is awesome and will put you right next to her on stage. Enjoy!
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