JAY STOLLMAN and DEBBIE DAVIS Appearing Sunday November 15 2015 at 7:30pm

Blues Benefit Show

Manna Food Bank

Joining Debbie and Jay will be 
bassist Scott Spray 
of The Johnny Winter Band 
drummer/songwriter Don Castagno.

plus special guest


$10 in advance
$12 at the door

Are you ready for some blues?

Do you love the electric blues of Johnny Winter or Edgar Winter?

We are bringing in a top nationally touring  blues act just for  all you  BLUES LOVERS !!!!!

About Jay Stollman

“One of today’s most soulful and powerful blues singers. The real deal!”
-----Johnny Winter

"You are the PERFECT guy to do this!"
-----Edgar Winter -
 (after the Johnny Winter Remembrance Show
 at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago)

Jay Stollman has achieved unparalleled success as one of the most popular vocalists on the East Coast. He has performed around the world to rave reviews, 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, to name a few.

Jay's vocals are a dynamic fusion of Blue Eyed Soul and Rock and Roll. Along with great performance ability and stage presence, a Jay Stollman show is always guaranteed to rock the house.

Jay Stollman was honored to appear with The Johnny Winter Band as the front man and lead vocalist for the Johnny Winter Remembrance Shows, honoring the legendary bluesman, as well as performing with The Jay Stollman Band. He is a standout performer and always a crowd favorite.

"Sometimes when you go to see live music you get lucky and discover an opening band that does more than just warm the stage.  Such was the case at the legendary B.B. King’s while getting ready for The Johnny Winter Band.  Jay Stollman Blues Band blazed the trail with soulful blues and original tunes that had me looking around for his merchandise table.  Engaging stage presence coupled with a unique voice that grabs you as tight as Jay grabs his microphone, neither lets go..........."
-----Ali Kaufman - (Morning  Mojo WCNI 90.9FM & Mystic Blues Festival) 

“Jay has a rare gift where his soul and passion for the blues become one very personal genre, unlike most with whom I’ve worked. It’s edgy yet polished; raunchy, yet very professional.  It’s always a pleasure to invite him onstage with me, when we find each other in the same town. I’m so happy knowing that he’s doing what he loves and knows best: THE BLUES à la JAY STOLLMAN”
-----Jose Feliciano - (8 time Grammy Award Winning Artist)


Debbie Davies is an award-winning singer, songwriter, guitar player of extraordinary talent. A professional musician since the early 1980s, Debbie ranks among the top blues artists in the country. She has received ten nominations for Blues Music Awards, and in 1997 and 2010 won the award for Best Contemporary Female Blues Artist.

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, and by the age of 12 realized that her affinity for an instrument was not for the piano, but for the guitar.

Growing up in Los Angeles in the 1960’s, she found that being a female guitar player meant only one thing: acoustic guitar. Electric guitars were still toys meant only for boys. But when Debbie heard the sounds of the British blues-rock bands, particularly the electric guitar of Eric Clapton with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, she became completely captivated. Going against the grains of society’s accepted roles of the time, Debbie pursued her dream with the passion of an artist and the soul of a rebel.

Davies cut her teeth playing in blues and rock ‘n roll bands in the San Francisco Bay area before returning to Los Angeles in 1984, where she landed the lead guitar spot in Maggie Mayall and the Cadillacs, an all-female band led by wife of British blues pioneer, John Mayall. In 1988 she was recruited by Albert Collins to join the Icebreakers, and for the next three years she was a featured guitarist performing behind one of the most innovative bluesmen of all time. “I stepped through a door into the real blues world when I joined Albert’s band,” Davies says. “It’s one thing to listen to the records and pull off the licks, or sit in the audience watching these artists play. But actually going out and touring with one, turned the blues into something completely three-dimensional for me. I knew then what a special opportunity this was, but I know it even more now.” During her tenure with Albert, Debbie was invited to perform on John Mayall’s 1990 album, A Sense of Place, and in 1991 she recorded with Albert Collins and the Icebreakers on the Grammy nominated self-titled release for Point Blank/Virgin Records.

In the summer of 1991 Debbie became lead guitarist for Fingers Taylor and the Ladyfingers Revue, which served as the opening act for Jimmy Buffett’s “Outpost” tour. In September 1993 she came out with her debut solo release, Picture This, on Blind Pig Records, which featured a cameo by Collins on “I Wonder Why.” People like to ask Debbie if she learned her technique from Collins, to which she gently points out that she had to play well from the start to hold her own with Albert at every performance. However, the experience taught her lessons in being a better musician, both onstage and off. Says Davies, “It was the most powerful band I had ever played with, so I learned to dig even deeper into myself to pull out the music. Albert was a man of so much grace and kindness, so I can only hope that I was able to absorb some of his humanity too.”

Since 1993, Debbie has produced eleven solo recordings and two collaborative CD’s, one with guitarists Tab Benoit and Kenny Neal, and another with guitarists Anson Funderburgh and Otis Grand. The roster of other artists who have joined Debbie in the studio on her recordings reads like a who’s who of the blues: Albert Collins, Ike Turner, James Cotton, Mick Taylor, Peter Green, Coco Montoya, Duke Robillard, Tommy Shannon, Chris “Whipper” Layton, Sugar Ray Norcia, Mudcat Ward, Charlie Musselwhite, Bruce Katz, Per Hanson, Noel Neal, and Rod Carey.

Her 2007 Telarc Records release Blues Blast is highly-acclaimed and is a pressure cooker recording that showcases her seasoned guitar and vocal capabilities. It includes guest appearances by three high-profile bluesmen: guitarists Tab Benoit and Coco Montoya, and harpist Charlie Musselwhite.

Davies brand new 2015 release, LOVE SPIN, is at once funky, rocking’, and bluesy. It’s collection of all original tunes showcases an artist at her peak, and will no doubt put smiles on the faces of long time fans and bring many new ones into the fold. Released by the VizzTone Label Group.

About Marcel Anton

Marcel Anton is a Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, Percussionist, Actor, Teacher, Mystic and Poet of Native American and New Orleans Creole descent. Marcel has a Master's in Music and three degrees from the Grove School of Music.

Anton originally planned to be a scientist, but the arts called more strongly, and he went on to study with musical giants like Gil Evans, Henry Mancini, Lalo Schiffrin and guitarists Larry Coryell, Joe Pass and Pat Martino. Charlie Allen of the classic rock band Pacific Gas and Electric heard Marcel’s work and brought him to California where he gained experience with PG&E, later working with major artists as diverse as blues greats Albert and Freddie King, Boz Scaggs, Van Morrison, the Jazz Crusaders, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dr. John and many more.

Jazz, New Orleans funk, R&B, blues, rock and world music are all part of his sound.