March 14, 2016

Sweet Soul still in the blues roots radio chart and receiving great reviews in the press!


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So grateful for all the support I’ve been receiving for my latest CD “Sweet Soul”!  Here’s some of the accomplishments and top reviews so far to date!

Accomplishments for “Sweet Soul” – Deb Callahan  – released Sept 1, 2015

  • Living Blues Magazine Chart – Sept 2015- charted at #24
  • Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Blues Album Chart – debuted on Sept 14, 2015 at #2 and has been in the top 50 National chart from Sept 14, 2015 till the present (Feb 29, 2016)
  • Roots Music Report Top Blues for the state of PA – debuted on Sept 14, 2015 at #2 and has been in the top 5 chart position from Sept 14, 2015 till the present (Feb 29, 2016)
  • Featured in Big City Blues Magazine – Oct 2015 issue on “Soul Diva’s” with Bettye Lavette and many others!


  • Blues Bytes – top 10 for 2015 list for reviewer Mark Gallo
  • Blues 411 2015 “Jimi Award Nominee” – nominated for Best Soul – R & B Album 2015

Press Quotes for Sweet Soul

Deb Callahan is an exceptional blues singer who displays a deep appreciation of American roots music.  Many of Deb Callahan’s compositions tell stories and have profound meaning. On her new release, Sweet Soul on Blue Pearl Records, Callahan delivers a knock-out Blues punch securing her place among the genre’s finest vocalists and songwriters” Randall Parrish/Vivascene Music Magazine. 

Deb Callahan has a singing voice that is unique: her confident swagger, great pitch, sincere passion, and resplendent phrasing combine to make her new new album Sweet Soul irresistibly captivatingRandall Parrish/Vivascene Magazine

Sweet Soul reveals the Philadelphia singer-songwriter to be in full possession of her abilities, confident, relaxed, yet pulsing with verve. Living Blues Magazine

“Sweet Soul” is a marvelous recording with some excellent material (both new and covers of lesser known numbers), terrific production and playing, and Deb Callahan’s superb singing. Let folks compare her to Bonnie and Tracy. After listening to her, folks will be comparing other singers to her. Ron Weinstock/Jazz/Blues

“From the opening minor key Big Love, it’s obvious that this is unique, both vocally and lyrically. There’s nothing cliché on the set. This is the work of a mature woman with the thoughts and ambitions of a grown up. Brilliant”. Mark E. Gallo/Big City Blues

With a rich voice and a sharp ear for the right feel, Deb Callahan has crafted a fine release. WYCE 88.1 Radio Music You Don’t Know You Like Yet, Smitty,

“Wow! What an album. Her voice is pure sweet soul, the kind of voice that just gets inside your head and lulls you into a happier place.  I was not familiar with this Philadelphia singer before, but after listening to this album, I am a big fan. There is no way to pigeonhole Deb Callahan. She transcends genres and that’s going to make it difficult for some people to discover her. Let me assure you, her voice is stellar and her lyrics are poignant. Don’t worry if I use labels on her songs that you may not like – just listen and I think you’ll agree that she’s the real deal”.  Prof Johnny P’s Juke Joint

“The originals here show wit and intelligence, and Callahan’s strong, rich, warm voice and natural delivery gets everything out them.  They hit it with songs like “I Keep Things Running,” a funky, modern woman’s blues written with Arms and a masterful blues-by-way-of-Jeff Baxter guitar break from James. Vintage Guitar Magazine, Rick Allen

“Sweet Soul” is an entertaining journey in the blues and soul world from one of the best contemporary vocalist in either genre. Graham Clarke, Friday Blues Fix Blog/Blues Bytes
“There is a great vibe throughout this fine new album Sweet Soul from Callahan”.Richard Ludmerer
Making a Scene Mag

“Deb Callahan is a true shouter and, at the same time, a delicious crooner when she attacks ballads. Perfectly backed by some able and loyal musicians, once again Deb consolidates herself as a self assured singer and a well established musician”. La Hora del Blues

“Deb Callahan may have written or co-written eight of the 14 tracks on Sweet Soul but it all comes back to her voice. It has a wonderful soulful patina that can purr and soar as the occasion demands” Cashbox Reviews David Bowling