For once the title says it all. A Force of Nature, you’ve got that right. Sari Schorr is one of those rare artists who combine genuine talent and an effervescent nature that makes you truly believe that whatever she sets her mind to, it can be achieved. A Force of Nature a thrilling, riveting listen, and this, coupled with Mike Vernon’s raw, yet perfectly focused production job, makes for one of the albums of the year.
Already a consummate songwriter in her own right, with tracks on major labels, Sari has written or co-written almost all the songs on her debut album, which features guitarists Walter Trout (John Mayall, Canned Heat), Innes Sibun (Robert Plant), Oli Brown (RavenEye) and keyboardist John Baggott (Massive Attack, Portishead). The album delivers hard-driving Blues-Rock, influenced by the late ’60s British Blues movement. Sari (who trained as an opera singer) mixes Blues, Rock, and Soul with concrete melodies and poetic lyrics to striking effect.
A Force of Nature is one of those fabulous records full of depth and nuance that you just want to listen to over and again. There’s Mike Vernon’s fabulous production work, of course, and the band simply cooks, but, at the heart of it all, there’s Sari herself, whose vibrant personality leaps directly out of the recordings. It’s simply stunning listening to her tear into these songs, grabbing every opportunity that life offers with both hands and taking the listener very much along for the ride. This is soulful, life-affirming blues at its best, and reviewing it was a pleasure from start to finish.” – Sonic Abuse
“New York vocalist Sari Schorr has the effortless range and sense of drama to give any song real purpose and tonight she connects with her showcase crowd as if delivering a personal message face to face.” – Get Ready to Rock