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Shelley Fisher

Shelley Fisher, the “Memphis Belle of L.A.” has also been referred to as the “Dolly Parton of the Blues.” The multi-talented entertainer and creator of the romantic comedy cooking TV show “Forkplay” has appeared on national television with Dick Clark and Danny Bonaduce, among others. Fisher calls her music ‘Bluesion’ – combining blues, r&b, and rock ‘n’ roll into one – and uses the ‘King’ monicker in her name because she hails from the place that made Elvis Presely famous, Memphis, TN.

The transplanted blonde bombshell has a fiercely independent streak and quips – “my mama told me I turned out to be the man I always hoped I’d marry.” Her music consists of “story-songs which give the listener a slice of life.” These include “You Gave Me Back My Innocence” – “about that euphoric experience of the first crush and the yearning to regain that feeling as the years go by;” “Bluff City Baby” – “a journey through my girlhood in Memphis, known as the Bluff City, ’cause it’s built high atop a natural bluff overlooking the mighty Mississippi. No matter where you come from or where you’re going, most folks discover that much of life is a bluff – ‘he made me mellow, he made me ruff, he called my Bluff…City Baby.” Then there’s the title track to “Cookin’ With Attitude” – “one of my Forkplay theme songs which describes the importance of keeping the flame alive in the kitchen and you-know-where else.”