DEBI GRAHAM: Vocals, guitar
LARRY MARTINEZ: Bass
MARIA J. GALIANO
Debi Graham is one of Salt Lake’s most prominent folk-rock musicians, amplifying her sultry, soulful
melodic songwriting style with acoustic guitar. The first time that I saw her play was at now-gone venue The Zephyr. At first it didn’t seem like this smallframed woman would be able to dominate an entire stage, but I was wrong. She dressed simply, opting to let her music limn her essence. When she begins singing, her voice is what gets you. It is powerful and intimidating, each word infused with meaning and emotion.
Accompanying Debi in her band is Maria, hands-down one of the best drummers in Salt Lake City. Her technical prowess and finesse is golden. Accomplished bassist Larry’s deep grooves hold down the low end and then some. Debi released a full-length album, Anesthesia, last year. She and her band were chosen to be on the Mountain Dew Amp 6-Pack compilation, which was distributed to hundreds of national college radio stations. Debi graciously shares her music for good causes by playing many benefits, including the Utah Gay Pride Festival last summer and SLUG's Women in Rock showcase two years ago. –Camilla Taylor