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Debbie BondEnjoy The Ride, Debbie Bond’s fourth studio album, contains 11 tracks, six are originals written by Debbie Bond and her partner, Rick Asherson. The project was recorded in The Shoals by the great Billy Lawson (FAME, Muscle Shoals Sound, Wishbone and more), with assistant Jerry Masters (FAME, Muscle Shoals Sound and more). The result is a fine collection of songs, infused with that big fat, warm and soulful Muscle Shoals, Alabama, sound. The record is a mix of “souly” originals and traditional Alabama blues paying homage to some of Debbie’s mentors – Willie King, Eddie Kirkland and Jody Williams. Debbie and her band kicked at their finest – highlights include Debbie’s soulful vocals and guitar, “Radiator” Rick’s outstanding harmonica, groovemeister Dave Crenshaw’s percussion and sizzling horns from Brad Guin – plus guest spots from guitarist Will McFarlane (six years with Bonnie Raitt) and the legendary Spooner Oldham on organ. Throughout this project, Debbie’s dear friends and outstanding singers, Rachel and Carla Edwards, added amazing background vocals, giving the whole project an exciting, soulful sound.

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 on Enjoy The Ride.

Debbie is co-founder of the Alabama Blues Project, whose mission is the preservation and promotion of Alabama’s rich blues heritage and she continues to be an ambassador of the Alabama blues scene. Her blues education programs have received many awards, including the prestigious National Coming Up Taller Award and a KBA from the Blues Foundation.

“Radiator” Rick grew up in England, where he first started playing the blues as a young teenager. In 2001, he met the late, great Willie King while searching for personal growth and the roots of the blues. He is a multi-instrumentalist/vocalist serving up honky-tonk piano, smoking harmonica and fat keyboard bass. Rick and Debbie were introduced to each other by Willie King, a meeting which soon turned into both a personal and professional relationship Debbie is co-founder of the Alabama Blues Project, whose mission is the preservation and promotion of Alabama’s rich blues heritage and she continues to be an ambassador of the Alabama blues scene. Her blues education programs have received many awards, including the prestigious National Coming Up Taller Award and a KBA from the Blues Foundation.

“Radiator” Rick grew up in England, where he first started playing the blues as a young teenager. In 2001, he met the late, great Willie King while searching for personal growth and the roots of the blues. He is a multi-instrumentalist/vocalist serving up honky-tonk piano, smoking harmonica and fat keyboard bass. Rick and Debbie were introduced to each other by Willie King, a meeting which soon turned into both a personal and professional relationship.

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