Deborah McColl had an established career as a solo singer/songwriter on the East Coast before relocating to the Los Angeles area nearly two decades ago. In some circles, however, she is still best known as the original �Reeferette� in Jimmy Buffett�s Coral Reefer Band. From 1978 to 1982 - the period that harmonica player Fingers Taylor refers to as the �heavy artillery days� - she toured with Buffett, recording six albums and co-writing two songs.
But McColl�s solo work is not about Margaritas or wasting away. Her songs are fresh and inspiring - some are country/folk with a twist of bluegrass, others poetic and moody, but all have a modern edge. Her concerts, as well as her CD, feature her exquisitely pure vocals and the super-sweet acoustic guitar playing of Patrick Lubow.
Interestingly, McColl�s �day job� provides both contrast and complement to her musical endeavors. In the mid-80�s, to counterbalance the brain-draining rigors of �the road�, she returned to school and earned her graduate degree in clinical psychology. A licensed psychotherapist since 1992, she specializes in working with artists and musicians deborahmccollmfcc.com. Her weekly Creative Process Group, held at her office in South Pasadena, supports and inspires participants� creative integrity in a hectic, profit-oriented world.