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Forget about that stereotype

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By Debbie Davies

Blind Pig Records: 1993

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This review first appeared in the August 6, 1993 issue of the North County Blade-Citizen (now North County Times).

Southern California's Debbie Davies drives another nail in the coffin of the image of the guitar slinger as necessarily male. Joining Bonnie Raitt, Sue Foley and Joanna Connor as a frontline electric blues/rock guitarist, Davies shows a deft touch on her solos and a strong rhythmic sense throughout.

The music here is uptempo boogie, a la Anson Funderburgh or B.B. King, and Davies maintains a high energy level on every song. She's not quite as good a singer as she is on her axe, but she's passable. Anyway, as with Stevie Ray Vaughan or Johnny Winter, you're buying this album for the guitar solos.