People Are Talking About Debbie Davies
It’s a welcome relief and a real pleasure to hear a blues woman with as tough a guitar sound to have such a mellow vocal accompaniment. Although she’s an L.A. native, Debbie Davies has a Southern softness to her vocals, which is a nice contrast to the Slinging guitar licks she picked up as a vet of John Mayall’s wife’s band, Maggie Mayall and the Cadillacs, and a member of Albert Collins and the Icebreakers from 88·91. She starts her disc out mellow, vocally and instrumentally, with “Don’t Put The Blame On Me.” but by the middle of the next cut, “The Fair’ she’s got the frosty sound of The Icebreaker out of the fridge and chillin’. Read the full review from Blues Review Magazine here >>
Everyone knows Debbie Davies. Over the years she has established a standard of excellence for others to follow when it comes to blues guitar… The level of musicianship on this album is excellent. The production and sound quality are very good and give the album a very relaxed, warm quality. This is a great album to play along with, or sit and enjoy with a good beer (or both).Read the full review from American Blues Scene!
Leave it to Debbie Davies to give us fluid, stinging Telecaster blues. Her debut for M.C. Records, After the Fall, takes its name from Davies’ own broken arm and her mourning for the passing of Robin Rogers, her friend and collaborator. With a career marked by stints with John Mayall and Albert Collins, Davies has long been acknowledged as a killer guitarist and vocalist. She doesn’t disappoint here. Aided by Bruce Katz’s B3, Davies’ unrelenting groove is best exemplifi ed in “True Blue Fool” and the Rogers tribute, “Down Home Girl.” Davies may not be as adventurous as some, but as we explore these new offerings, Davies is there with guitar in hand to remind us why we love the blues so much. Full Review (.pdf)>>
Davies’ performance is nothing less than masterful guitar skills filled in with witty lyrics. Davies’ music is always rockin’. Her blazing and vigorous riffs are exhilarating as she pours her heart into each song.
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After the Fall – M.C. Records – “This blues and guitar goddess is well known and heavily awarded for her talents…. After the Fall is proof that Davies isn’t in any rush to stop recording and performing. She is in the prime of her talents and as far as the eyes can see and the ears can hear, Debbie Davies is nowhere near done in her career.” – Kimmie Tubre ~> See Full Review >>
This is a solid piece of work and Debbie has not lost her touch. It’s adventurous in some ways yet it doesn’t go too far out. This might be one of the best blues releases this year. It doesn’t do any harm for Davies to take a short hiatus. If anything it results in music that has its roots firmly in the blues.
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Searing, pulsating riffs and house-rockin’ performances with clever lyrics and gut-check emotion… Tom Henry, The Toledo Blade
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Debbie Davies: After The Fall, She Gets Up and is a Winner…
What we have is a veteran Blues icon staying vital and getting better and better with each passing release. “After The Fall” has a depth to it that is all to rare in today’s music. It speaks truthfully of, as Ms. Etta James said, Life, Love and the Blues, and if you have a soul you will enjoy this release….ChefJimi Blues 411
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We all know Ms. Debbie Davies, her history and track record speak for itself. She is a living legend and a connect point to some of the Blues worlds greatest artists. As a young lady she rejected the stereotypes that were well laid out for women and pursued her guitar playing, and made it electric to kick it up a notch. Playing with Albert Collins as a member of the Ice breakers and the likes of John Mayall she has kept moving the artistic bar forward. Read More…
“Debbie’s guitar and voice are natural extensions of each other and each note has a purpose – that’s what we’re all striving for. She just keeps getting better.”
With vocal and guitar chops to spare, and the intelligence and skill to use them perfectly in each of her songs, Debbie Davies makes blues as pure and delightful as anybody in the music world these days — Sean Hickey, The Journal Register News Service. Read More>>