Philadelphia's blues-soul artist Deb Callahan makes debut appearance in ForadaPhiladelphia’s blues and soul drenched vocalist and songwriter will be making her debut appearance at the Forada Bar and Grill next week.
Philadelphia’s blues and soul drenched vocalist and songwriter will be making her debut appearance at the Forada Bar and Grill next week.
Deb Callahan will be at the Forada Bar on Thursday, July 29 at 7 p.m. Her performance in Forada is part of a week-long tour including a performance on Saturday, July 31 at the Fargo Blues Fest in Fargo, North Dakota.
Callahan’s sound is a unique mix of blues, soul, rock, gospel and country. Her CD, Grace & Grit, consists of 11 new original songs as well as a cover of Hallelujah I Love Him So, by Ray Charles.
Since 2003, Callahan has released three CDs, If the Blues Had Wings, The Blue Pearl and Grace & Grit.
She performs many of these original songs live, as well as putting her own twist on some standards. She is currently recording new material for a new CD planned for release yet this year.
Her rich, honest and soulful tunes resonate with listeners and run the gamut from soulful ballads to upbeat, dance oriented romps. She takes command of any stage she performs on. She has been compared to musical icons such as Bonnie Raitt, Joan Osborne and Janis Joplin but it is Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin and early Tina Turner that Callahan calls her strongest influences. Callahan’s top-notch band consists of Philly greats Allen James on the guitar, Garry Lee on bass and Tom Walling on drums.
When not on tour, Callahan works with adult women who are survivors of violence and trauma, and with runaway adolescents at a drop-in center.
For more information, visit her website at www.debcallahanband.com.