Los Angeles based Deb Ryder is best known for her powerhouse vocals, incredible range, and classic blues style. She is regarded as one of the best up and coming blues singers and songwriters. Deb’s passion for singing is matched by her powerful bluesy voice. Her writing and musical style ranges from classic blues and R&B to the more contemporary sounds of today’s blues. Growing up in Chicago, Deb was surrounded by the blues. Her father, Allan Swanson, a local singer, exposed her to Jazz, Blues and Gospel. When the family relocated to Los Angeles, her neighbor Bob Hite of Canned Heat reintroduced Deb to the blues. Deb was a regular at Big Joe Turner’s weekly blues night, where she spent hours with him carefully honing her vocals. During that same period, Deb also spent time with Etta James who mentored her and helped form her singing and writing style.
Her debut album Might Just Get Lucky (2014) garnered rave reviews. It was followed by Let It Rain (Bejeb Music, 2015), which brought together a powerful collection of LA blues musicians to perform Deb’s original set of songs. “Anyone who is able to write, sing and produce at such a quality and consistent level is definitely the real article. She surrounds her powerful voice with first call instrumentalists. Her vocal ability puts her among those great female blues singers that preceded her. There is no reason why she shouldn’t ascend to the higher ranks of the blues elite.” – Greg “Bluesdog” Szalony – Blues Blast Magazine – Aug. 2014.
Deb’s band includes Alan Maggini on guitar, Larry “Big Horse” David on keyboards and harp, Dave Becker on saxophone, David Kida on drums, and Ric Ryder on bass. “When a fresh new voice appears with a combination of power, grace, emotional depth and individuality, it is cause to celebrate. Deb Ryder shines like a bright ray from the new rising sun as an extraordinary singer, composer, and arranger.” Blues Festival Guide.
CATALINA EDDY AND THE BLUE KEYS
Catalina Eddy and the Blue Keys are a solid aggregation of seasoned Central Coast musicians who deliver an energetic brew of Delta and Chicago Blues, Roots Rock and Soul. They offer a strong core of original tunes supported by a great assortment of classics from the likes of Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Otis Redding and Willie Dixon.
The Blue Keys are led by Ted Waterhouse (AKA Catalina Eddy) on ripping bottleneck and standard electric guitars and lead vocals and co-fronted by the remarkable vocalist Karen Wilkins and super hot blues harmonica player and singer Johnny Johnson. The band features Chris Anderson on killer piano, Hammond organ and accordion with Bruce Willard and Tracy Morgan keeping a rock solid groove on bass and drums. Catalina Eddy and the Blue Keys will deliver a cookin’ show that never fails to tear the house down.
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