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Debra Farris Band


Genres: Blues, Funk

Sound description: Good time, danceable blues funk, or blues with grooves! The most creative description we’ve heard is, “Bonnie Raitt meets K.D. Lang at Brickhouse…” Woven through the blues vein are funk, reggae, jazz, and ballads. We perform originals and favorites, delivering each with a gutsy energy that make you turn your head and listen, or get up and dance!

RIYL: Artists including, or comparable to Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Ethridge, and James Brown.

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Debra Farris, a Kalamazoo, Michigan native, has been leading a band in Santa Barbara, CA since 1994. Farris has recorded and released eight albums on her indie label, Share the Ride Music, as well as many commissioned songs, children’s music, soundtracks, podcasts, and radio jingles. Farris also composes specially commissioned pieces and performs solo, sans band.

Upcoming shows

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1994, Santa Barbara, CA


Beatles, SRV, Robben Ford, Jonny Lang, Elton John, James Brown, and other blues greats.

Current status

Actively performing monthly. See website for tour dates.

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