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It’s not just her honey and molasses-soaked voice, who About.com’s Reverend Keith A Gordon described as “the best mix of Koko Taylor’s heart and Etta James’ soul” or her keen, nuanced songwriting that blend experience with a hint of mysticism (Long Tall Deb’s Texas/Mexico border roots are never too far away from her songwriting). What Long Tall Deb brings to the studio and the stage is nothing short of one-of-a-kind. She goes beyond the “my-man-done-me-wrong” songs to paint a stunning picture that is deep, full-bodied and a reflection of who she is.
The fact that she assembled a virtual who’s who of BMA-worthy talent to showcase her songs on her VizzTone debut “Raise Your Hands” is just the icing on the cake.
2013 highlights included a coveted opening slot for the legendary B.B. King, a headlining date at Buddy Guy’s Legends, numerous festivals and a tour of India and Nepal culminating in a performance at the Himalayan Blues Festival.2014 highlights will include the Ottawa Blues Fest (North America’s second largest music fest), a tour of Italy in July and August as well as a return engagement at Buddy Guy’s Legends this fall.
Her band, The Werewolves of Alabama, feature an explosive group of musicians: Colin John on guitars, John Popovich on organ and piano, Melvin Powe on bass and Jan Roll on Drums.