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The Deb Callahan Band

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The Deb Callahan Band

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Style: * BLUES *
Blues,Soul,Rock,Folk and Jazz

Member Since: 2004

City: Philadelphia, PA

Website: http://www.debcallahanband.com/

Events Page: http://www.debcallahanband.com/happenin.html

Philadelphia's Deb Callahan writes creative blues, soul and roots influenced original music and uses her powerful, soulful voice to deliver an exciting live show.  Her 2002 debut CD "If the Blues Had Wings" was featured as the hot debut in the October/November 2004 issue of Blues Revue Magazine.  Blues Revue referred to her as the next Bonnie Raitt and raved "Philly's Deb Callahan has the pipes, the songs and the raw talent to graduate to the next level".  Deb released her fifth CD entitled "Sweet Soul" in the fall of 2015 on her own independent label, Blue Pearl Records.  Deb and guitar player Allen James travelled to Los Angeles in February 2015 to record with renowned drummer and producer Tony Braunagel at Ultratone Studios. 

The all star studio line-up includes Johnny Lee Schell, engineering and slide guitar, Mike Finnigan on keyboards, Reggie McBride on bass, Braunagel on drums and James on guitar. Many of these players have recorded and toured with performers such as Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, and Etta James, so it was a truly wonderful experience to play with and learn from these musicians. "Sweet Soul" has received critical acclaim, great reviews, stayed in the blues radio charts for almost a year and  radio play in the United States and around the world.Doing  social work in the heart of Philadelphia would be a good place to learn  about life's hard knocks and this urban school ground taught  singer/songwriter Deb Callahan well.   Her rich, honest and soulful tunes resonate with listeners and run the gamut from soulful ballads, to upbeat, dance oriented grooves.  Her talented and road tested band includes Allen James, Garry Lee and Tom Walling. 

"Deb Callahan is an exceptional blues singer who displays a deep appreciation of American roots music.  Many of Deb Callahan's compositions tell stories and have profound meaning. On her new release, Sweet Soul on Blue Pearl Records, Callahan delivers a knock-out Blues punch securing her place among the genre's finest vocalists and songwriters" Randall Parrish/V ivascene Music Magazine

"Deb Callahan has a singing voice that is unique: her confident swagger, great pitch, sincere passion, and resplendent phrasing combine to make her new new album Sweet Soul irresistibly captivating." Randall Parrish/Vivascene Magazine

 "Sweet Soul reveals the Philadelphia singer-songwriter to be in full possession of her abilities, confident, relaxed, yet pulsing with verve." ~ Living Blues Magazine

"Anyone who thinks contemporary blues is not evolving enough lyrically or stylistically need only have a listen to Callahan's pioneering originals here to have their faith restored." ~ Richard Skelley,  Blues Music Magazine


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