Happy New year!

As 2019 approaches, I'd like to thank the amazing people I sing with and for, whose support and belief in music as an art form, a way of life and a tool to transform, allows me to work and live an incredibly charmed life and raise a family in one of America's few truly unique cities. Everyone who buys a cd, comes to a show, puts a $20 in the tip jar, hosts a house concert, opens their home or simply believes in me enough to let me make music for them, I am awed by your generosity and am in your debt.

I wish for all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2019 where kindness, justice and music prevail over all other things. In that spirit, I offer a song to finish this year and begin the next. Until we meet again...

What are you Doing New Year's Eve?

Debbie Davis and Josh Paxton

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"Debbie Davis is generally recognized as possessing one of the most beautiful voices in a city filled with talented singers. Her warm, full voice illuminates the nooks and crannies of these songs with an emotional resonance that reminds listeners of such mistresses of restrained passion as Astrud Gilberto and Betty Carter. She’s also capable of letting that big voice carry her into mainstream pop territory, where her saucy delivery is more reminiscent of numerous big band vocalists and the great Cass Elliot. Every gesture is priceless."

John Swenson, Offbeat Magazine.

Upcoming shows

Previous events


Debbie Davis at Three Muses

Three Muses, 536 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA


Age limit: All ages


Debbie Davis at Chickie Wah Wah

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Chickie Wah Wah, 2828 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA

 Two Fridays of fun! Another hit at Chickie Wah Wah. This time with Matt Perrine on bass and tuba and the vererable Josh Paxton on piano. Conveniently located on Canal Street in the heart of mid-city right on the street car line, Chickie Wah Wah is 12 minutes from pretty much anywhere. Surely it's worth 12 minutes to get to the place where all your friends will be. 

Age limit: All ages


Nine Lives at Tulane University

Dixon Hall Tulane University Campus, New Orleans, LA

 A special commisioned performance of Nine Lives on the hallowed stage at Dixon Hall. One night only and open to the public. Featuring the talents of Paul Sanchez, Alex McMurray, Matt Perrine, Arsene DeLay, Margie Perez, Bill Malchow, and more.

Age limit: All ages


Pfister Sisters at Three Muses

Three Muses, 536 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA

 Cold drinks, cool room, hot jazz, nice racks.

Age limit: All ages


Debbie Davis at Chickie Wah Wah with TOM MCDERMOTT!

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Chickie Wah Wah, 2828 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA

 I'm thrilled to announce my first solo gig at this fantastic smoke free venue. An ideal listening room, I'm looking forward to doing lots of music from the record as well as some tunes from the vault that are best saved for the kind of terrific sound and attentive audience that Chickie Wah Wah has become known for.

Age limit: All ages


Pfister Sisters at Chickie Wah Wah

Chickie Wah Wah, 2828 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA

 Happy Hour with the Pfister Sisters. Was it ever so.

Age limit: All ages


Debbie Davis quartet at Three Muses -with Alex McMurray, Tom McDermott and Matt Perrine

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Three Muses, 536 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA

 My favorite hang on my favorite street in my favorite town. Y'all come.

Age limit: All ages


Pfister Sisters First Fridays at the First Chuch

 Details to come!

Age limit: All ages


VTHS Class of 1992 20 year Reunion

Best Western Plus Regency House Hotel, 140 Rte 23, Pompton Plains, NJ

 Little did I know 20 years ago that I'd be playing my own high school reunion with the best guitar player in NJ and a drummer that I've known since 6th grade. The band is Phil Leibergall on bass and keys, Jeff Hemmerlin on guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo and violin, Mike "master of the 6 string disaster" Lawlor on electric guitar and Garret White (fellow 92 grad) on drums. We'll be playing pretty much whatever we want to and anticipating all variety of special guests and sit ins (Brian Juan, Mike Wantor, Tim Neff, Jodie DiMinno, I'm looking at you!

$61 Age limit: All ages


Jamaroo acoustic ukulele/tuba duo

Fountain House, 439 State Route 94 S, Newton, NJ

 Yes, my pretties, it's the tuba / ukulele duo you've been craving -- and what better place to debut such a delight that at a hippie jam festival immediatel preceding my 20th high school reunion? Yes, this will be one for the record books.

$10 mention my name at the door or I don't get paid! Age limit: All ages


Joe's Pub with Loose Cattle featuring Michael Cerveris

Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY

 Reviving some of the hoedown verve of the now legendary Jazz at Lincoln Center performance, I'm honored to be a special guest with this wonderful band of bluegrass and Broadway luminaries. I promises to be a rootin-tootin-high falootin evening of fun. Be there with cow-bells on!

Age limit: All ages


Open Mic night at the Blue Ribbon with George Unverzagt

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Blue Ribbon Restaurant at Culvers Lake, 407 Rt 206, Branchville, NJ

 Holy crap, folks! This is the open mic trifecta. This week it'll be me and George Unverzagt! This will be a rare show indeed because, though George and I have a million songs and a 2 decade old band in common, we have NEVER played a duo gig together. Come see an unusual and serendipedous communion of music and soul! Bring your guitar, harmonica, bagpipes or other annoying clap-trap and dazzle us with your hidden and wondrous talent. We promise to be impressed beyond measure.

Age limit: All ages


Open Mic Night at the Blue Ribbon with Jeff Hemmerlin

Blue Ribbon Restaurant at Culvers Lake, 407 Rt 206, Branchville, NJ

We're on a roll! Last week was so much fun, we're doing it again. Join Jeff Hemmerlin and me for some live music and fun at the Tiki Bar on beautiful Culvers Lake. Jeff and I will do a set out front followed by special guests from all over Sussex County! Bring your guitar, fiddle, bagpipes, and anything else your wife won't let you play in the house and come out to showcase your talents. Or just bring your camp chair and blanket and stake out a spot to observe. Beer specials breed enthusiasm, so get your bucket of Rolling Rocks and make yourself comfortable.

Age limit: All ages


Spring Jam Festival - solo ukulele gig!

The Rickey and Son farm, 422 rt. 94 north, Vernon, NJ

 A great festival mounted and organzied by my old pal, Larry Amato. I'm thrilled to be performing a rare SOLO SET of ukulele and voice. I'll be going on immediately following the legandary JOHN SHEEHAN (hows that for an opening act?) Tickets are available at the door but better to get them from me in advance (that's how I get paid, people). You can order them on the store page and I'll hand deliver them any where in Sussex County on June 16th! 

$10 Age limit: All ages


Acoustic Open Mic with Jeff Hemmerlin at the Blue Ribbon

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Blue Ribbon Restaurant at Culvers Lake, 407 Rt 206, Branchville, NJ

 I'm so thrilled to be hosting the acoustic open mic with my pal from the Wolves, Jeff Hemmerlin! We'll be playing all variety of stringed instruments and singing what we please (prepare for lots of Beatles and favorites from the good old days) and welcoming  some of the best North Jersey talent to the microphone. Sussex County has some of the best unknown musicians on the planet and I can't wait to hear and play with them once again!

free but you probably ought to buy a drink and a cd, n'est pas? Age limit: All ages


Grande Isle Restaurant

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Grand Isle Restaurant, 575 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, LA

 First time in a new venue. Sooo happy to be playing with Tom Hook on keys and Matt Perrine on bass and/or tuba. Come eat, drink and be merry. 

Age limit: All ages


Debbie Davis quartet at Three Muses

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Three Muses, 536 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA

 June is busting out all over! Join me along with Alex, Bill and Matt for a few hours of springtime frivolity. And gin. But mostly frivolity. And music. Can't forget about the music. 

Age limit: All ages


Bustout Burlesque

House Of Blues, Decatur Stree, New Orleans, LA

 Always a pleasure to work with the lovely ladies of Bustout Burlesque. Join us for a decadant evening of live jazz and scatily clad girls. You like these things. These things are good. Shows at 8 and 10:30

Age limit: All ages


Royal Street Stroll with Mary Lassaigne and Paul Sanchez

Royal Street , New Orleans, LA

Part of the annual Food and Wine Experience: 
This is going to be a special treat for everyone, myself included. Working with Mary and Paul is always a treat. Come get you a little taste while strolling Royal Street, checking out the gallieries and drinking lots of free wine.

For more information visit http://www.nowfe.com/events/thursday

Age limit: All ages


Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show

Tulane University Campus, 2828 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA


Age limit: All ages

Old News

The holidays are finally here and, as always, we're hitting the ground running with lots of festive musical fun. Zoolights, Audubon Zoo's holiday celebration series kicks off the season and the Jingle Belles will be there for the big reveal as well as every Saturday evening thru the end of the year. Come join us and get your twinkle on.

As ever the main event is the return of Oh Crap, It's Christmas!, now in its 4th year. Get tickets and all the news of this year's line up HERE.


As we move through the dog days of summer, thoughts of cooler days and happy times carry us through.

In October, Debbie and Josh hit the road again for a series of private and public shows in tried-and-true venues plus a few new ones! Georgia, North Carolina, Maryland, Kentucky and Ohio await. Mark your calendars and come get yourself some jazz-nerd fun.

In December Oh Crap, It's Christmas! returns to Cafe Istanbul on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 7pm for another one-night-only show filled to the brim with holiday cheer, seasonal silliness and all things merry and bright. This year's list of special guests includes Beth Patterson and Josh Paxton, The Jingle Belles,  and Johnny Sketch and the Bandicoot Four! Tickets go on sale HERE on November 16th. 


*The dog days of summer are here in New Orleans but, while the people slow down, the music never stops. You can see Debbie and Josh Paxton every Thursday and Friday at the Four Points Sheraton at the corner of Bourbon and Toulouse streets in the heart of the French Quarter. The drinks are reasonable, the food is delicious, and the air conditioning is abundant. Discounted valet parking ($5 with your bar tab of $25 or more) is the icing on the cake.   

**In October, Debbie and Josh set out to the mid-atlantic and mid-west for a 10 day run of dates. Thanks to all the folks who have provided venues, beds, meals and people to play for. Check out the dates and mark your calendars.

Debbie Davis and Josh Paxton on tour

2 CD's in 2014!