2016 – Manhaton Records
By Phillip Smith; Nov. 29, 2016
A outstanding voice for the Blues and a bucketful of attitude runs through the grooves on A Force of Nature, the groundbreaking album from Sari Schorr. Schorr is indeed a force of nature as she belts out each song with conviction and true grit.
Schorr captivates me from the beginning on “Ain’t Got No Money” with a downright phenomenal vocal performance. Paired exquisitely with decadent swirly guitar and a riveting rhythm backing, this song hits strong. The energy carries over to “Aunt Hazel”, a bluesy rocking anthem with a southern rock flavor. Schorr’s cover of Lead Belly's “Black Betty” nicely exits the gates with a sweetly ominous stride before kicking into high gear, tearing the roof off with a crushing vocal deliverance and stellar guitar licks. “Letting Go” a sultry throwback with a Dusty Springfield-in-Memphis vibe, beautifully highlights the sophisticated and softer side of Schorr’s vocal wheelhouse. This lovely and emotionally charged song is absolutely marvelous. The fabulous Walter Trout makes an appearance on a cover of one of his own songs, “Work No More”. Hearing his fiery, yet melodic guitar licks shoot out of his guitar is a pure sensation.
The album is so incredible; it only took one listen to A Force of Nature to turn me into a Sari fan.