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Artist Connection Podcast

The Artist Connection Podcast has been offering long form audio interviews with artists from the past, present, and future since 2011. Hear what inspires them to get out of bed each morning and practice the craft that they love. My guests include people that I truly respect from many different backgrounds. Each episode provides a unique mix of music and conversation. Enjoy!

Apr 24, 2015

My guest today is powerhouse blues vocalist Deb Ryder! Her new album "Let it Rain" is available now! Three tracks are featured with this episode. After you hear them, I am sure that you are going to want to buy the rest! Deb was born in Illnois and was raised in the Chicago blues scene. Her father, Al Swanson, was a local singing sensation that exposed her to Jazz, Blues, and Gospel at a very young age. Her family later relocated to Los Angeles. She told me all about the time that she spent at her stepfather's famous club "The Topanga Corral". Deb has so many amazing stories about this time in her life. Her main influences include friend and mentor Etta James, Koko Taylor, BB King, and Taj Mahal. Learn more at If you reach out to Deb, please let her know that you heard her here first. Enjoy!


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