Deborah Coleman
Deborah Coleman was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and raised in a music-loving military family. With her father playing piano, two brothers on guitar and a sister who plays guitar and keyboards, Deborah felt natural with an instrument in her hand, picking up guitar at age 8. She was initially inspired by The Monkees. "I saw them on TV and I said 'I want to do that.' I thought it was cool," she recalls. Although Coleman began fantasizing about being a professional entertainer in early childhood, it took her awhile to realize her dream.

At age 25 Coleman got married and put her musical career aside for awhile so she could concentrate on raising her daughter, developing careers as a nurse and electrician as well. "I raised a family, held a 9-to-5 job, then I finally decided to play music full-time."

Coleman got the big break she was looking for in 1993. She entered the Charleston Blues Festival's National Amateur Talent Search and won free studio time. She used the time to record her first demo and secure a record deal.

With the release of I CAN'T LOSE on Blind Pig Records, the music world is starting to sit up and take notice of an independent woman with confidence named Deborah Coleman. This woman can't lose.

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