TARA AND THE SOUL SHAKERS
The Soul Shakers Rhythm Section has backed up some of the best in Northeastern Pennsylvania. They’ve been nominated three years running for the Steamtown Music Awards Blues Act of the Year. They’ve also hosted The Arlo’s Blues Jam Series at Arlo’s Tavern in Uniondale, PA for five years attracting performers from Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.
With the amount of talent seen at the blues jams, it was inevitable that a full band would emerge. The Soul Shakers acquired guitarist Charlie Hilbert, formerly with Skyla Burrell Blues Band, and from New Jersey, vocalist Tara Cooney. Now, with Charlie and Tara, The Soul Shakers full band has emerged, energizing audiences at venues in the Northeast with their music.
Members of The Soul Shakers have performed throughout the country from New York and New Jersey to New Orleans, Denver and points in between.
The Soul Shakers Rhythm Section also hosted and performed at the annual "Winter Blues Guitarmageddon" shows at The Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple for three consecutive years. The shows were recorded and resulted in two albums featuring some of the heavyweights of regional blues performers backed by The Soul Shakers: “Winter Blues Guitarmageddon” and “Northeastern Pennsylvania Rockin’ Blues Sampler” on Blues Broker Records.
The Soul Shakers with Sharon O’Connell on drums, Bill Coleman on bass, Charlie Hilbert on guitar and vocalist Tara Cooney feature high-energy blues and blues-rock original songs as well as infectious funk and heartfelt soul songs by Etta James, Steely Dan, ZZ Top, Bonnie Raitt, Led Zeppelin and more as well as original songs. The Soul Shakers truly deliver Blues, Funk and More.