Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Debra Power
Pianist, singer and songwriter Debra Power is known for her powerhouse vocals and energetic piano playing. Based out of Calgary Alberta, the in-demand live performer and studio musician released her debut album, Even Redheads Get the Blues, in January 2016 to international acclaim and airplay. Debra received numerous nominations, among them was a nomination for Western Canadian Music Award for Blues Artist of the Year, and she took home the YYC Music Award (Calgary’s music awards program) for Blues Recording of the Year.
In 2017, her original song, “Streets of Heaven” was a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition blues category, and in 2018 she was a finalist with her original song “Temptation”.
She has been a featured performer at the Calgary and Edmonton International Blues Festivals and in 2017, was nominated for New Artist of the Year at the Maple Blues Awards, where she was asked to showcase at the Toronto Blues Summit. 2017, also saw her open for Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musslewhite at the Jack Singer concert hall for the Arts Commons program in Calgary AB. In 2016 and 2018, she was a semi-finalist in the solo/duo category at the esteemed International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. In 2020, Debra was awarded the YYCMA Blues Recording of the Year for her That’s How I Roll release, further cementing her star on the blues scene in Canada.
February 2022 saw the release of Debra’s new album, I’m Not From Chicago, and has gained worldwide airplay virtually overnight! The all original album features some of her strongest writing to date, including the hit single, What Colour Is Love, her song becoming a theme during Black History Month for its powerful message, delivered by two of the finest voices in blues today, Debra Power and Keeshea Pratt.
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