BIO: Debbie Rider As LINDA RONSTADT
Debra (Debbie) Hammons Bailey Rider was born in St. Augustine, FL. She started singing in church and at Fletcher High School, Neptune Beach, FL. From 1988 to 1992, Debbie toured world-wide singing backing vocals for the hall of fame southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Her voice has been featured from award winning jingles to robotics characters for Sally Industries. Debbie also sang Janis Joplin’s tunes for Sam Andrew of Big Brother and the Holding Company, opened for Boots Randolph, Marcia Ball, was a featured vocalist with the Chris Riddle Orchestra, and sang with University of North Florida’s Jazz Ensembles where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies. Debbie is honored to be part of the Jacksonville Symphony sponsored non-profit, “Body & Soul, The Art of Healing” . A frequent singer for several Alhambra Theatre 's tribute artists, she is now performing her own tribute as Linda Ronstadt, www.debbieaslinda.com.