2016 and 2017 Grammy Ballot for Best Contemporary Blues Album
Blues Blast Music Award Nominee – Sean Costello Rising Star Award
Born just outside Chicago, Deb began appearing on stage at an early age at her step father’s famous nightclub the Topanga Corral, opening for such legends as Etta James, Big Joe Turner and Taj Mahal. Deb’s vocals have been described as powerful, whiskey soaked, a force of nature, reminiscent of her major influences, Koko Taylor and Etta James. Her stage presence is captivating! She takes you on a sonic journey of pure energy, serving up a savory blend of R&B, soul, and roots based blues that have garnered rave reviews and sustained chart topping acclaim throughout the U.S, Canada and Europe. Deb writes all her own material with lyrics that paint a personal and gritty picture of life and love that lead you from the very heights to the depths of the blues. With her signature arrangements and impeccable songwriting, you can expect her to continue to imprint her indelible mark on the blues world now and in the future.
“Her vocal ability puts her among those great female blues singers that preceded her. There is no reason why she shouldn’t ascend to the higher ranks of the blues elite!” – GREG ” BLUESDOG” SZALONY – BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE
“Glorious vocals from Deb Ryder, her performance an amazing treat from start to finish, and well worthy of your attention” – GRAHAM RHODES – BLUES IN THE NORTHWEST
“This is an artist that deftly combines polished musicianship with a deep respect for blues tradition. Deb Ryder deserves a spot on every blues fans radar.” – JON KLIENMAN – LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE
“Turn her all the way up and have some oxygen or an ambulance at the ready. Whew!” – MIDWEST RECORD
For more info: http://www.debryder.com