Deborah Coleman

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Deborah Coleman
Deborah Coleman.jpg
Deborah Coleman in concert, 2009
Background information
Born(1956-10-03) October 3, 1956 (age 57)
OriginPortsmouth, Virginia, United States
GenresBlues, rock
OccupationsGuitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active1995–present
LabelsBlind Pig, Telarc, JSP
Websitewww.DeborahColeman.com
 
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Deborah Coleman
Deborah Coleman.jpg
Deborah Coleman in concert, 2009
Background information
Born(1956-10-03) October 3, 1956 (age 57)
OriginPortsmouth, Virginia, United States
GenresBlues, rock
OccupationsGuitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active1995–present
LabelsBlind Pig, Telarc, JSP
Websitewww.DeborahColeman.com

Deborah Coleman (born October 3, 1956, Portsmouth, Virginia) is an American blues guitarist, songwriter and singer. Coleman won the Orville Gibson Award for "Best Blues Guitarist, Female" in 2001,[1] and was nominated for a W.C. Handy Blues Music Award nine times.[2]

Biography[edit]

Coleman was born in Portsmouth, Virginia 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, two brothers on guitar, and a sister who plays guitar and keyboards, Deborah felt natural with an instrument in her hands, picking up guitar at age 8. She has played at the top music venues such as North Atlantic Blues Festival (2007), Waterfront Blues Festival (2002), the Monterey Jazz Festival (2001), Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival (2000), Sarasota Blues Festival (1999), the San Francisco Blues Festival (1999) and the Fountain Blues Festival (1998).

Coleman's Blind Pig debut, I Can't Lose (1997), was an album of ballads and blues stories, and guitar playing and singing. Her version of Billie Holiday's "Fine and Mellow" got a lot of airplay on college and public radio stations around the U.S. Soul Be It (2002) included the opener "Brick", "My Heart Bleeds Blue", "Don't Lie to Me," and a jump blues track, "I Believe". These were followed by What About Love? (2004) and Stop the Game (2007).

Time Bomb (2007) featured three women blues musicians: Coleman, Sue Foley and Roxanne Potvin.[3]

Selective discography[edit]

Main releases[edit]

YearTitleGenreLabel
1995Takin' a StandBlues/RockNew Moon
1997I Can't LoseBlues-RockBlind Pig
1998Where Blue BeginsBlues/RockBlind Pig
2000Soft Place to FallBlues/RockBlind Pig
2001Livin' on LoveBlues/RockNew Moon
2002Soul Be ItBlues/RockBlind Pig
2004What About Love?BluesTelarc
2007Stop the GameBlues/RockJSP

Compilations[edit]

YearTitleGenreLabelNotes
2007Time BombBlues RockRuf (Idn)with Sue Foley & Roxanne Potvin

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