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DEBRA DOBKIN Percussionist/Vocalist can be heard on numerous recordings spanning many different genres and live in concert from the smallest local bar in Hollywood, Ca. to the great hall at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. She has recorded and appeared in concert with Bonnie Raitt, Richard Thompson, Shawn Colvin, Jackson Browne, Don Henley, and Was (not Was), John Trudell's Bad Dog, and Perla Batalla among many others. A respected instrumentalist and music producer, she is also a painter whose works are exhibited across the country. Debra is a native Chicagoan and currently resides in the greenish pastures of Los Angeles, Ca.

Article excerpted from the book Women Drummers: A History From Rock and Jazz to Blues and Country by Angela Smith for Tom Tom Magazine Edition #17