Deborah Coleman - guitar vocals
Deborah Coleman is, as USA Today notes, “one of blues
music’s most exciting young talents.” Along with a
discography that now spans a decade; she also gives
knockout live performances that have made her one of the
hottest commodities on the contemporary blues scene.
Meticulous and focused in the studio and highly charismatic
onstage, Coleman has developed a guitar style that reflects
the influences of Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, Freddie King,
Albert Collins and Larry Carlton. Her vocal inspirations are
as often found in the singing of Chrissie Hynde and Patti
Smith as in the recordings of Bessie Smith, Janis Joplin,
Memphis Minnie and Alberta Hunter.
Coleman was born in 1956 in Portsmouth, Va., and raised in
a music-loving military family that lived in San Diego, San
Francisco, Bremerton, Washington, and the Chicago area.
With her father playing piano and her two brothers on guitar,
and a sister who plays guitar and keyboards, Deborah felt
natural with an instrument in her hands, picking up a guitar at
At 15, she joined a series of rock and R&B bands"first as a
bass player, but later switching to lead guitar after hearing