Deborah Coleman Band
by Don Brown Sr.
The Blues Internet
Las Vegas Jazz n' Blues
Boulder Blues Site
Deborah Coleman and her band brought their recent cross country tour to the Railhead at Boulder Station. The opening number, "I CAN'T LOSE", could have been a statement to the casinos in Las Vegas. It would also ring true for the fans in attendance.
"DON'T LIE TO ME" and "TORN IN TWO" are two songs of disappointment and heartbreak that can easily give you the blues. The Louis Jordan number "THEY RAIDED THE JOINT" got the crowd up and dancing, and leaving the blues behind. The song "GOODBYE MISERY" was jam oriented and sounded like, and could have been, an Allman Brothers song. The Albert Collins tune "TRAVELIN' SOUTH" ended the set on a high note.
An instrumental number, "CHILLI", told the crowd the second set was underway. The song "LIVING ON LOVE" gave the fans one more reason to stay. "YOU'RE WITH ME" showcased Coleman's sweet and tender vocals. Deborah sang "LOVE MOVES ME" and you could tell that, and music, moves her fans.
Deborah and her band jammed on the blues classic "FURTHER ON UP THE ROAD". The band continued jamming on an instrumental that lead into "HE'S KEEPING ME BLUE", before the final song of the night "FINE TO MELLOW".
Photography by R.J. Bianchino copyright © 2002 Moondog Productions
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