From ROC-hester,NY , Deborah Magone ( slide acoustic & electric guitars, dobro) Vocalist, Songwriter, Producer, Activist was crowned Rochester , NY’s “ Queen of Blues Rock” by Freetime Entertainment Magazine .
Deborah grew up a child of '60's & early 70's, a powerful decade of Activism, Art, & Musical creativity. A time when artists passions were intensified to come together and express themselves to stop war, racism & to shine a light on LOVE for our all of our fellow human beings, & to think in a more global way. Kind of like right now as we face the growth of dictators aggressions across the globe. Deborah's family fled WWII Italy, fought in the Korean War, and shared the horrors of war with her. She grew up caring about the world and humanity, especially children, & unable to keep silent.
Performing in bars illegally since 17, Deborah has been an Art, Music, Karate & Meditation Instructor since she was 16-17 yrs young.
A onetime student of Rochester, NY jazz guitar legend Richard “Dick” Longale ,and the only female member of his famous “Wailing Wall”, over her career Deborah has opened up for and/or jammed with some of the best between New York & California such as Lou Gramm, Eddie Money, Peter Frampton, Talas, Dakota, Shooting Star, The Campbell Brothers, Tammy Diddley (daughter of Bo) , GRAMMY winner Janice Marie Johnson ( A Taste of Honey), Chris & Joe Beard , Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix), & Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge) among others. She’s played in venues too numerous to list, including a six month gig at the House of Blues (on the Disney lot in Anaheim, CA with 2 young kids in tow!).
Deborah’s original music has received international exposure & radio airplay, stretching from the United States to Canada, Australia, France, Italy, the UK & Asia .
She now adds PositivePop/Dance/Electronic music to that list of passions! Currently Deborah's entered into a new songwriting collaboration and genre with 4 time #1 Billboard charting lyricist Mike Greenly and composer Scott Williamson. Her new Dance / Pop EP “ Up to Us “ will be submitted for Grammy consideration this Fall.
“This girls got it!” - Eddie Money
“ Deborah has command of the stage, very electrifying! ” – Ron Nevison - Producer (Led Zeppelin, The Who, Heart)
“...from bluesy barroom rock ‘n’ roller to grandiose chanteuse.... Magone’s dusky voice is still there, but I don’t remember her range being so stratospheric; she pegs the high notes effortlessly” - Frank DeBlase - CITY News
" I get CD's from many major blues labels on a regular basis, also Americana artists. …..” Deborah’s “Alternate Realities “ rocks & the acoustic tunes are soulful & pretty. ..... the best CD I have received in a long, long time. "
- Brother Wease