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For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release                                            
The Arts Council
Contact:  Kevin Ledgewood
205-758-5195, x6



(Tuscaloosa) Local blues artists Debbie Bond and ‘Radiator Rick’ will be featured on Acoustic Night on October 17, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bama Theatre’s Greensboro Room. The performance will also include a celebration of the release of Bond’s latest CD, That Thing Called Love.

Presented by The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, Acoustic Night features both established and upcoming musicians from around the country throughout the calendar year in the intimate setting of the Bama Theatre’s Greensboro Room. Cover charge is $5 with a full service bar available.

Singer, guitarist and songwriter Debbie Bond has been paying her dues in the Alabama backwoods for over 30 years, backing many traditional Alabama blues musicians including Eddie Kirkland, Jerry "Boogie" McCain and Willie King. She is a blues activist and founded the award-winning Alabama Blues Project, a non-profit that promotes and preserves Alabama blues. In recent years she has turned to fronting her own band and performing her own music.

Bond’s singing has been compared to Maria Muldaur and Bonnie Raitt, both of whom she cites as musical influences.  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. Her partner in life and music, British born Rick Asherson, is an outstanding keyboard player and gives their music a honky-tonk, New Orleans flavored sound.

Bond’s third and newest release, That Thing Called Love, develops her original blues Americana style with a bit of soul, country and jazz.

The Bama Theatre is located at 600 Greensboro Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about The Arts Council or Bama Theatre, patrons should LIKE the Facebook page “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and follow tuscarts on Twitter. Call 205-758-5195 or visit tuscarts.org for further information.



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