Sanders has the ability to make any cover tune sound like her own. With a wide range of musical style she can easily entertain any audience. (Acoustic Guitar & Vocals). Shirley Sanders is an extremely talented musician with a sweet vocal style that has been compared to Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt and others. A Californian native, her original and cover music are of a contemporary folk style. Other styles of music include the influences of Blues, Jazz, Country and Rock.
Experience - 15 years of professional experience; the last 5 years in the Portland area. Currently appearing at: The Metro on Broadway (since 1990), Cafe Lena, Berbatis' Pan, Papacinno's and the Utopia Coffee House. Ms. Sanders has opened for Tom Grant, participated in the Alf Rider Wolff cabaret and has played many private parties and weddings.
"15 MINUTES OF FAME" - By chance, one of Shirley Sanders more famous audience members was Wynona Judd, who must have had a favorable impression because she actually took the time to write a note of encouragement along with a $100 bill!