Long Tall Deb and Colin John, winners of the 2019 Chicago Blues Challenge, return to Natalie’s stage for another engaging evening of music. Like many blues and soul vocalists of note, Deb Landolt cultivated her soulful, honey-dipped voice in church as a child. Her VizzTone debut “Raise Your Hands” gained heavy rotation on the Sirius XM station “Bluesville” and garnered attention both for her vocal dynamics and songwriting, which owes a lot to her Texas/Mexico border roots.
Transpacific bluesman Colin John received his early touring miles with Teenie Hodges, Little Mike and The Tornadoes, Henry Grey, Pinetop Perkins, Michael Hill, Hubert Sumlin, Phil Guy, Big Jack Johnson, and Gary Brooker of Procol Harum.
Their one-of-a-kind sound incorporates a solid bedrock of blues and soul sensibilities cross-pollinated with their respective deep roots in Texas and Hawaii and topped with world roots influences gleaned from their travels throughout the world.
The rhythm section this evening features former Hot Tuna drummer Erik Diaz and bassist Mark Matthews.
"This is an utterly original mélange of all the music that we have enjoyed for around 80 years. It is also compelling as all get out." - Blues Matters UK