Lineup change

Davies returns to town

Apr 01, 2013
Debbie Davies

Rockland — The Monday night blues series at Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., continues Monday, April 8, from 7 to 10 p.m. with Debbie Davies, slipping in for the previously announced Smokin' Joe Kubec and Bnois King. Admission is $15.

Davies is an award-winning singer, songwriter and guitar player of extraordinary talent. A professional musician since the early 1980s, she ranks among the top blues artists in the country. She has received 10 nominations for Blues Music Awards, and in 1997 and 2010 won the award for Best Contemporary Female Blues Artist.

Davies cut her teeth playing in blues and rock 'n' roll bands in the San Francisco Bay area before returning to Los Angeles in 1984, where she landed the lead guitar spot in Maggie Mayall and the Cadillacs, an all-female band led by the wife of British blues pioneer John Mayall. In 1988 she was recruited by Albert Collins to join the Icebreakers as a featured guitarist. In the summer of 1991, Davies became lead guitarist for Fingers Taylor and the Ladyfingers Revue.

In the past 20 years, Davies has produced 11 solo recordings and two collaborative CDs, one with guitarists Tab Benoit and Kenny Neal; and another with guitarists Anson Funderburgh and Otis Grand. The roster of other artists who have joined Debbie in the studio on her recordings is a who’s who of the blues. Her most recent CD, last year’s “After the Fall” is an all-original album featuring many songs Davies wrote while recovering from a broken arm.

Upcoming in the weekly series is a two-fer by Anthony Gomes Sunday and Monday, April 14 and 15 ($15). For more information on the weekly series, visit northatlanticbluesfestival.com. Also on the site is information about this summer’s North Atlantic Blues Festival, July 13 and 14; headliner is the great Mavis Staples. Advance blues festival tickets are $25 for either day or $50 for the full weekend.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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