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Sharrie Williams knows how to sing the Blues… Because she’s lived the Blues… Born and raised in the projects of Saginaw, Michigan, Sharrie grew up surrounded by music and singing her entire childhood, being raised in a musical family. "My Aunt and Grandma were jazz singers, my father was a gospel/jazz singer in the 1950’s and 1960’s, my brother is a gospel singer and my mother was a gospel singer. Our house was like a Juke Joint…..Singing, drinking, dancing and the blues playing, with chicken and fish fryin.” She teamed up with The WiseGuys in 1997, and began appearing regularly at Chicago’s renowned Blues Clubs such as Kingston Mines and Buddy Guy’s Legends. By 1998 Sharrie Williams and The Wiseguys were on their way to Europe. They started with performances in Germany, and by 2004 they had toured Holland, France, Italy the Netherlands, Spain, Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Canada and Great Britain. In April 2004 Sharrie released “Hard Drivin’ Woman” on the German label Crosscut Records, to international acclaim throughout Europe and the United States. Word spread back to the US about her captivating performances and rock solid recording. She performed at US festivals including the Chicago Blues Festival and the Pocono Blues Festival soon thereafter. Her CD sales at the Pocono Blues Festival were at the top of sales records for this storied event, a major contributor in introducing her to the American blues market. Over the years Sharrie has had the opportunity to collaborate with national recording artists such as Larry McCray and Ron Prince. Her influences are Koko Taylor, Etta James, Pattie Labelle, Aretha Franklin and the legendary Billie Holiday - they have all helped form her unique style. She is poised for the next level. "I love what I do! I can play for five people and feel like I played for 60,000.” Sharrie’s unique style of “Rockin’ Gospel Blues” is surrounded by strong and powerful vocals and arrangements, with songs that grab your soul, like “Hard Drivin’ Woman,” “Travellin’” and “Blues Lover”. Sharrie touches souls with her talent and passion for her music, combined with her smoky, sexy and imitable style she always leaves her audience calling for one more song. She emerges with grace as a humble and rock solid professional, a talented songstress that stands on her own. “Having lived the blues, I sing to inspire people, Not to let the blues get the best of you." In January 2007, Sharrie signed a recording contract with the Canadian based Blues label Electro-Fi Records. Andrew Galloway President & Founder, reports "Sharrie Williams is extremely talented and at the forefront of a new generation of Women Blues Artists. We are delighted to welcome her to the Electro-Fi label." The record has been released Worldwide in June 2007. Sharrie and the Band will be touring extensively throughout the USA and Europe in support of her new 2011 release "Out of The Dark". Finally, out of the dark! It's been a challenging yet amazing 2 years for me. Overcoming some serious health issues and endure great hardships as a warrior, however all things are possible with the strength of God. Thankful to God for the gift of music and opening doors that allow me to share my love of music with all of you. Thanks to my awesome husband, your love for me has never wavered, you nursed me back to health, you are a true soul mate, lover and friend. Pookie I love you with every beat of my heart. Thanks to all my family, friends and fans for your love encouragement and faithful support. Special thanks to my spiritual father and mentor Apostle James Glenn for praying for me and speaking true destiny into my life. You are a true father. Thanks to Electro-Fi Records / Andrew Galloway for your faithful support and allowing us the freedom to be creative. Thank you Michael Cloeren for all that you have done for me. Special thanks to my co-producer, Lars Kutschke for standing in my corner. I am forever grateful for your awesome performances both on stage and in the studio. Thanks to Marco Franco for your creative mind and support. Sjan Sahm for allowing God's heart to move your music. Anthony Burns for a spirit of excellence. Attila Herr, Ryan Bryant for keeping my heartbeat on stage. Pietro Taucher for staying true to the vision. Chris, Michael, Rico & Gio, I was blown away. My grandson Adian Leech Bonds, my son Charles Roach Williams and Tiffany Baldwin for backing me up. Dave Goodermuth, thank you for recording this CD with love, compassion and generosity, you are the best. John Henry for your belief in me. Willie Brown and Jeff Swan for the website. Thanks to all the Agents, Road Managers, Promoters, Festivals & Media. I am thankful for all your time, energy and support. May God richly bless you. This CD is dedicated to the great ones that paved the way for us all. RIP! Sharrie Williams Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.