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Debbie Bond (USA) - Bullfrog Blues Club - Thursday 6th August

At The Bullfrog Blues Club, Southsea, this Thursday 6th August -all the way
from Alabama, the fantastic Debbie Bond (vocals and guitar), accompanied by
"Radiator" Rick" Asherson (keyboards, harmonica etc.) and Pete Hedley
Born in California, Debbie settled in Alabama in1979, where she worked with
many of the blues masters, sharing her band with the late, great Johnny
Shines. Together, they performed at many Southern clubs and festivals from
1981 until his death in 1992. She continued to work alongside great Alabama
bluesmen, such as Jerry `Boogie' McCain, James Peterson, Eddie Kirkland,
Sam Lay, Little Jimmy Reed (he`s been at The Bullfrog too!), Willie King
and more, both in the USA and Europe. .
In 1995 Debbie toured England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany and Luxemburg
opening for the Alabama duo Little Whitt and Big Bo McGee. In 1997 she was
included on a live compilation, `Alabama Blues Showcase` and continued to
perform with her own band at clubs and festivals in Alabama.
Debbie played second guitar for Alabama blues man Willie King in his band
The Liberators from 2003 until his death in 2009, and also recorded on his
last two albums. With King, she toured in the US from backwoods house
parties and juke joints to well-known venues and festivals, and all over

More recently, Debbie has been performing with other notable and talented
Alabama blues women, including Caroline Shines (daughter of Johnny), Shar
Baby, Rachel Edwards, Sweet Claudette, and B.J. Miller. As a member of
blues women showcase performances, Debbie has performed across the state,
including Little Willie's Blues Club and the Ritz Theater in Muscle Shoals.
Inspired by Johnny Shines, Debbie co-founded the Alabama Blues Project to
promote and preserve the state's blues heritage in 1995, and is listed as
an Alabama Music Hall of Fame Music Achiever.
After years of immersion in Alabama blues, Debbie is now focusing on her own
original music. In late 2011, she released her album, 
"Hearts Are Wild" and in 2014 her critically acclaimed live CD, "That Thing
Called Love".
Tickets available via - or in person from
"Street Level" music store 139 Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 2SQ.
They're just 8 advance! 
The Bullfrog Blues Club is at The N.B.E.C.S.A. Club (a.k.a.The Dockyard
Club), Onslow Rd, Southsea, PO5 2NH, where you can collect your "online"
purchased tickets on the day of the gig. Tickets also available on the
door. Doors open 8 p.m.