Debbie Davies was in town last Friday for her first time playing at Pauly’s Hotel. During the week, I had the opportunity to catch her by phone to talk about her upcoming performance and celebrating the release of her 11th CD, After the Fall.
“After the Fall is some new music written recently. A lot of things were going on in my life. I lost a very close friend to cancer. Then my bass player, also a close friend, moved on to a better situation for her. I was working through all those changes when I broke my arm. I couldn’t play and it gave me a chance to really sit and to think of many experiences, life, and to think about who I am and what I do.”
The result of this reflection is an album full of self-affirmation, of hope and despair, and one which she delivered to a small but enthusiastic crowd at Pauly’s as only an award-winning artist can.
After Friday’s show, Davies and her band were on their way to New York City.
“We as a band travel so much,” said Davies, “I have had to learn to pace myself. I couldn’t do it if I didn’t have really good souls to travel and play with. This band, these guys keep me laughing and we have a lot of fun.”