Singer, guitar player and songwriter Debbie Bond has been paying her dues in the Alabama backwoods for over 30 years. Her singing has been compared to Bonnie Raitt and Maria Muldaur, both of whom she cites as being influences on her music. The truth is that Debbie does it her way, playing a dynamic mix of soulful originals and covers. Her impressive musical story includes years of performing with older traditional Alabama blues musicians, including Johnny Shines, Eddie Kirkland and Willie King. Her immersion in the blues has deeply flavored her guitar playing, soulful voice and original song writing, yet her sound is contemporary and original, incorporating soul, blues, rock, jazz and even country influences. This unique musical synthesis can be heard on her latest album, That Thing Called Love.
She was the co-founder and executive director of the award-winning Alabama Blues Project, an educational non-profit devoted to preserving and promoting Alabama's rich blues heritage.
" . . . a soulful groove of wild-heart Alabama blues-soul stew . . . This CD, performed in a M.A.S.H.-style tent set-up, recorded by a crew with ears straight out of a JBL lab anechoic chamber, captures a magical performance." Brad Hardisty, Nashville Bridge/Performer Magazine
Friday, February 12, 2016, Huntsville AL. Debbie Bond and the TruDats celebrate Valentine's at the Flying Monkey located in Huntsville's outstanding arts center, Lowe Mill. Music from 7-9pm. (256) 489-7000.
Saturday, February 13, 2016, Tuscaloosa AL. Help celebrate the Alabama Blues Project's 20th anniversary at the Band of Brothers Brewing Company. Debbie Bond and the TruDats will be performing along with past and present Alabama Blues Project blues camp "graduates" plus hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and silent auction.. Tickets are available at Band of Broterhs and Oz Music. Music from 7-late. (205) 752 6263.
Thursday, February 18, 2016, Fort Payne AL. Russell Gulley's RadioVizions presents Debbie Bond and "Radiator" Rick performance/radio show at the Coal and Iron Building in downtown Fort Payne. Music from 7pm. (256) 845 0203.
Friday, February 19, 2016, Fort Payne AL. In-school blues education program.
Friday, February 26, 2016, Moody AL. In-school blues education program as part of the Alabama State Council on the Arts Touring Artist Program.
Saturday, February 27, 2016, Tuscaloosa, AL. Debbie Bond and band, featuring Rachel and Carla at Tuscaloosa's newest brewery tap room, Band of Brothers. Music from 7-9:30pm.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016, Evergreen AL. In-school blues education program as part of the Alabama State Council on the Arts Touring Artist Program.
Friday, March 11, 2016, Mobile AL. Debbie Bond and "Radiator" Rick at The Listening Room, a great intimate venue featuring singer songwriters and storytellers.