Internationally renowned blues singer Shari Puorto has realised her long time dream to create music (along with a lyrical sing-along book) that educates children.

Educating them on multiple levels! Teaching preliminary lessons (ie. shapes, directions, etc) while listening to music geared towards the blues/roots genres with the best of the best featured blues artists! We want to inspire kids and their parents. We want them to learn about blues music and the artists we have involved with us!


The Blues All-Stars include: Shemekia Copeland, Duke Robillard, Curtis Salgado, Tommy Castro, JImmy Vivino, Big Llou Johnson (Sirius Radio), Vanessa Collier, Doug Woolverton (creator), Victor Wainwright, myself (Shari Puorto) and many more! Details at


Shari says;

“I love music, how it makes me feel, and how it always brings me back to a place and time. I have such fond memories of listening and singing to all sorts of music with my parents when I was little. From southern/classic rock to the blues.

Forever imprinted in my memories were children’s albums like, “Whoever shall have some peanuts” by Sam Hinton, “Free to be You and Me” and of course, “School House Rock”. Then there was Etta James, The Allman Brothers, The Stones, The Eagles and many more! Now as an adult and songwriter, I appreciate well written, thoughtfully produced songs that are “real” and “authentic.” Therefore, my vision and dream has always been to introduce young minds (and parents) to Roots/Blues music and top-notch musicians. So, why not learn our fundamentals in the process! Teaching through song on multiple levels! Therefore, with Grammy nominated musician Doug Woolverton (and team), we present you, Lightning’s Lessons!

I’d like to personally thank each and every child who gave us your amazing voices, your giggles, and one-liners on our music catalog! You are true professionals. And of course our blues all-stars! You rock! And to Doug, it’s a privilege to share business, life, love, and music with you.
– Shari