On her sophmore release, The Blue Pearl Pearl, Deb Callahan demonstrates she is a singer with a rich, powerful, soulful voice who writes blues, funk, rock, soul tunes that are both honest and thoughtful as well as upbeat and playful. This Philadelphia vocalist and songwriter has teamed up with producer Chris Arms to craft a contemporary sounding CD with all the timeless elements of classic blues, soul and rock music. From the New Orleans blues/funk of the title track Blue Pearl to the marriage of traditional and modern in The Credit Card Blues she encorporates thoughtful and often funny lyrics to tell a modern day blues tale. Doing social work in the heart of Philadelphia would be a good place to learn about life's hard knocks and this urban schoolground taught singer/songwriter Deb Callahan well. Her rich, honest and soulful tunes resonate with listeners and run the gamut from soulful ballads to dance oriented romps.