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DEBORAH MAGONE has been crowned Rochester , NY’s “ Queen of Blues Rock” by Freetime Entertainment Magazine . A quadruple threat and an original artist on the infamous House of Guitars / Mirror Records label and Legacy Bound Records (both in Rochester,NY) She’s currently receiving international exposure & airplay, stretching from the United States into Canada, Argentina, Australia, France, the UK & Asia since her “ New Artist” (Alternate Realities) & “Best Video “, (“It’s All About Money”) consideration in the 54th & 55th GRAMMYS, and her newest single submission in the 57th Grammys “ Black On Blue “ lyrics written by Bernie Taupin.
Deborah Magone and her Band deliver a high-power blend of "Rock and Kick Your Ass Blues"©dm. Their original tunes and innovative covers are reminiscent of the blues rock of Humble Pie, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Heart, (and even Rush), mixed with a healthy splash of modern rock along the lines of Evanescence and the blues rock of Eric Sardinas.
Deborah herself, slinging a gold LesPaul Standard through a Marshall half stack, is an incredible vocal powerhouse. Her soulful energy comes with a solid dedication to the best and most meaningful rock music and musicians of yesterday and today. Numerous print reviews and on-air interviews have praised this stunning blues rock dynamo with comparisons to the greats, with comments such as "Janis Joplin with a guitar" and "Bonnie Raitt with balls" a touch of “Beth Hart and Melissa Etheridge with a splash of Robert Plant.”
Deborah grew up on the blues of Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson, first learning to accompany herself on the guitar at just eleven years old! As her playing advanced, the lyrics and music of Rush and the power of rock blues legends like Led Zeppelin and Humble Pie ignited a raw passion that has continued to flourish. Deborah began her professional music career illegally singing in clubs at only 17 yrs young and was barely legal when she was in her first rock band, named "Wired," long before the popular magazine was a twinkle on the corporate horizon.
Soon after Wired’s inception they caught the eye of concert promoter John Scher who invited them to open for Ozzie Osborn in Syracuse,NY. Shortly afterward Wired hit its peak and Deborah headed for Los Angeles, unknowingly very ill with what was eventually diagnosed as Severe Ulcerative Colitis, bleeding ulcers in her colon. While vacationing in Italy, Deborah was hospitalized and was actually described as technically “dead” that first evening ,when to the credit of hospital staff, she was revived, “ just in time.” Since then she’s been sharing her experience and helping others on a very personal level to achieve wellness in their lives making the connection between emotions, stress and illnesses and the power music has had in her own healing.
Deborah attended the LA MUSIC AWARDS in Los Angeles where she received Producers Choice Award for “Best Female Rock Musician 2012” and was a nominee for "Best Rock Album" (Alternate Realities) and "Best Music Video” (It’s All About Money). She and her band were 1 of 7 bands picked from over 10,000 submissions to perform live for the event at the Avalon Theatre in Hollywood, California. Producer Ron Nevison (Led Zeppelin, The Who, Heart etc.) was in attendance and expressed his desire to produce Deborah’s next cd when writing is complete stating that “Deborah is an electrifying powerhouse , she commands the stage”.
In the past year alone, Deborah & the MAGONE band have been back and forth between NY and LA several times. They were flown out to Laguna Beach,CA to perform for 93.5FM in Laguna, CA. for their special Festival of Arts event and then back & forth to LA to be featured on two projects. One for the LA based rock band Black Pearl who just released a new single and music video for a song called “Waiting for Me,” featuring , edited, and co-directed by Deborah, and the other project, recording 2 songs for multi-platinum award winning producer Mark Paladino (Stevie Nicks “Edge of Seventeen) & Bernie Taupin (long time lyricist for Elton John & many others, Willie Nelson, Heart etc.). “Black On Blue” having been submitted to the 57th Grammy Awards last fall for consideration.
Last summer Magone was requested to open for Eddie Money at the world renowned Lilac Festival in Rochester,NY to a crowd screaming for an encore, reluctant to let her go. “This girls got it!” - Eddie Money
Deborah’s cd “Alternate Realities” consists of twelve original “ Rock & Kick Your Ass Blues” ©dm songs, and a combination of her high-energy guitar playing, powerful vocals & heartfelt lyrics accompanied by her band on all but a few soulful , beautiful acoustic tunes.
Her previous cd “Deborah Magone, Blues Boogie & more….” was voted #1 blues cd by listeners of WDYN independent radio in Rochester, NY. A cut from that cd “Habit With You” (written by Deborah & Michael Carter) was voted #1 requested song on the playlist by the same listeners. Another cut “Forever” was a favorite & given extensive airplay in Asia. Deborah’s music video “It’s All About Money” was up for 55th GRAMMY consideration . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oiu87PvuhVY The video refers to corporate greed in America which prompted the causes of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Living in Los Angeles for twenty years brought Deborah the good fortune to be able to play with a number of heavy hitters . A one time student of Rochester, NY jazz guitar legend Richard "Dick" Longale ,and the only female member of his famous "Wailing Wall", Deborah Magone has jammed with some of the best between New York & California such as Peter Frampton , Talas ( with Van Halen in the wings watching ), Dakota, Shooting Star, JJ Bad Boy Jones , 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 stint at the House of Blues on the Disney lot in Anaheim, CA.
Deborah Magone also has the distinction of being the first female rock singer to play at Attica State prison in 1981 as she and her band volunteered for a new experimental program to bring music to the inmates during the holidays. She was of course a hit with the very appreciative audience !
Magone stirs your emotions, to let you feel something irresistibly powerful. She has something to say that will most definitely rock and inspire you to the core of your soul! Deborah performs solo acoustically in addition to her rock & blues band MAGONE and is available for motivational speaking engagements regarding her experiences with Severe Ulcerative Colitis and the road to recovery.