Her blues guitar, his soulful voice

From staff reports

Debbie Davies’ rise to the upper echelon of blues music started at an early age as she absorbed the music heard constantly in her home.

Her professional musician parents were either sitting at the piano or spinning discs on their turntable, filling the air with the sounds of big band jazz, harmony vocal groups or the pop icons of the day. But the young Davies was particularly attracted to the bluesier sounds of her father’s Ray Charles records. By the age of 12, she realized that her affinity for an instrument was not for piano, but for guitar.

An award-winning singer, and guitar player of extraordinary talent, anointed in 1997 and 2010 by Blues Music Awards as Best Contemporary Female Blues Artist, Davies teams up at White Horse Black Mountain on Nov. 15 with Jay Stollman, one of the most popular vocalists on the East Coast.

Stollman has performed around the world, sharing the stage with musical legends such as James Brown, Wilson Pickett, The Temptations, Four Tops, Jose Feliciano, Blues Traveler, Joan Osborne, Johnny Winter, Peter Frampton, Bo Diddley, Ronnie Spector, Felix Cavaliere, Tower of Power and Elton John.

Stollman’s vocals are a dynamic fusion of blue-eyed soul and rock ‘n’ roll. He appeared with The Johnny Winter Band as front man and lead vocalist for the Johnny Winter Remembrance Shows, honoring the legendary bluesman.