Lady plays the blues
That “chicks can’t really play guitars” myth has been deconstructed in rock ’n’ roll many times, most recently by the likes of Sleater-Kinney. In blues music, however, the lads have held center stage for quite a while, and it’s rare for a woman to heed the call of Memphis Minnie, pick up a guitar and show the so-called stronger sex how to take care of business. Deborah Coleman, a Les Paul-playing lady from Virginia with five albums under her belt, is one such barrier-breaker. If you don’t believe it, check her out at 8 p.m Wednesday, June 20, at the Palms, 726 Drummond Ave., Davis. You may be converted, or maybe not. Admission is $12.75.