Debra Windsong~ Harmonica player and vocalist. Percussion with various shakers and percussion pedals.
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I know how to play the blues, but I love the diversity and the challenge of playing a variety of styles, from jazz to reggae to Irish/Scottish.
In the 1990’s I was invited to do a few songs with the late Bo Diddley and sometime after that with Eric Burden (The Animals) and Robby Krieger (The Doors) when they briefly had a band together.
I also sat in with Michael Franti in 2014. (thank you to Carl Young, Spearhead's bass player).
I am playing locally lately, in my hometown area of San Luis Obispo, CA, mostly with these great players:
Tim Jackson- www.timjackson.net
Ted Waterhouse- www.tedwaterhouse.com
Erin Montgomery- https://erinmontgomerymusic.com/
In the past: I sat in many times with my friend, now in spirit, Al Shival Redwine. With his band, the Shival Experience, I played percussion and harmonica- reggae-rock style. He was a great player. We still talk…..
Starting in 2008 I spent five years with The Dave Miller Band, blues/rock. Played hard, learned a lot. Dave is an amazing player. We still do duos occasionally, when we can meet up.
I spent about ten years gigging weekly in a duo/ 4piece with Ted Waterhouse, a great songwriter and finger-picking player. www.tedwaterhouse.com.
I had a band with Luis Oliart from L.A. for a couple of years- check him out!
And I gigged for awhile in the S.F. bay area with Hassan El-Tayyab- very talented guy! He spends a lot of his time now, fighting the good fight in the political arena.
In the 1990’s with the late Bo Diddley and sometime after that with Eric Burden (The Animals) and Robby Krieger (The Doors) when they briefly had a band together.
I also sat in with Michael Franti in 2014. He’s doing some great work by spreading love through music. It moved me to connect with him and his guys briefly (thank you Carl Young, bass player for Michael Franti and Spearhead).
For a list of gig dates, go to the 'Events' page on this website.
For bookings call: 805 471-4093 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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