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Deborah Coleman

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 age eight. 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 Jimi Hendrix

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Deborah Coleman - The Dream

Featuring the music of Deborah Coleman
Duration: 4:27

Blues guitarist Deborah Coleman playing a sizzling instrumental number Live !

Stop The Game

Label: JSP Records
Released: 2007

Soft Place To Fall

Label: Blind Pig Records
Released: 2000
Track listing: Look What You Do To Me; Confused; Soft Place To Fall; Don't Lie To Me; If You Love Me Like You Say; Another Hoping Fool; I'm A Woman; So Damn Easy; Nothin' To Do With Love; What Goes Around; The Day It Comes. (Total Time: 45:24)

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Deborah Coleman: Soft Place To Fall

Read "Soft Place To Fall" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

You Took Advantage of Me. The title of Deborah Coleman's latest Blind Pig release, Soft Place To Fall is a bit misleading because this disc is anything but soft. As a guitarist, vocalist, and composer, Coleman is firmly in the vein of Robert Cray and Kenny Neal. But any comparison ends there. Robert Cray (and to ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Deborah Coleman: Soft Place To Fall

Read "Soft Place To Fall" reviewed by Ed Kopp

With its classic-rock sound, Deborah Coleman’s Soft Place to Fall seems inspired by Chrissie Hynde and Jimi Hendrix more than Bessie Smith or B.B. King.That's not to disparage the album. On the contrary, Soft Place to Fall is a fine blues-rock release, and Deborah Coleman is a polished guitarist, a passionate singer and a ...


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