Released: 21 July 2008
The Bonham family tree is firmly rooted in musical tradition. First was John Bonham, the esteemed drummer for Led Zeppelin, who was followed by his son Jason, a skilled skinman in his own right. Add to that list Deborah Bonham -- sister of John, aunt of Jason -- whose album Duchess introduces her powerful blues-rock and soul, set to take the UK by storm.
A celebration of soul, strength and family, the album-Bonham's third overall-stands as her finest work. She rips through 13 original compositions backed by her forceful working band-former Humble Pie drummer Jerry Shirley, bassist Ian Rowley, keyboardist Gerard Louis, and guitarist Peter Bullick . Each song showcases her soulful singing and her effortless, sensitive approach to a gamut of styles, from blues and soul to hard rock, country and English folk.
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