February 12, 2020

Going to Memphis as fan is a totally different experience than going to perform. When your band is performing you are totally stressed. Did you check in on time? Can we get a table at the venue? Where is everyone? How will Alayna get her giant cart full of horns and mo...

January 25, 2020

State of Affairs has been on a bit of a forced break. People have been sick, (Doug was hospitalized), busy, and we just plain didn't have any gigs booked. As we all know, getting some musicians to rehearse when there is no gig coming up is a little like pulling teeth w...

October 8, 2019

My Blues band "Deborah Stafford & The State of Affairs was honored to have opened for blues legend, Buddy Guy on Sept  28, 2019 at Blues, Brews and BBQ. 

We opened the show along with Taylor Scott Band and The Blues DoGs and got to play a 45 min set...

March 3, 2019

This last Friday I, (Deborah) was featured in the "Friday Magazine" of the Boulder Daily Camera and the "Spotlight" section of the Longmont Times Call.  Check it out! http://www.dailycamera.com/music/ci_32481302/longmont-musician-deborah-stafford-brings-back-blues-nigh...

February 5, 2019

Erica Brown warned us, "Wash your hands or you'll get the Memphis Crud!" "What the heck is that?" we wondered. Apparently the stress, combined with unhealthy food, staying up too late, drinking, touching things a million other people have touched, etc. will tend to mak...

January 7, 2019

It's getting down to the wire, and time is flying by too fast. What am I going to wear? How many outfits should I bring? What should I do with my hair? I need help!  I need to get my hair colored, my eyelashes done, toenails repainted, lip waxed and if I could lose 10...

August 30, 2018

In case you didn't get that pop culture reference, it's from Bull Durham. In the movie, Kevin Costner and Tim Robbins play for a minor league baseball team helped out by sexy super fan Susan Sarandon.  Rookie pitcher Tim Robbins gets called up to the Major Leagues, and...

May 2, 2018

Doc and I have been working hard to get us on the Radio. Mostly him, I have to say, he's got the contacts and the drive. So we are now on rotation on KRFC, the local Ft. Collins station. I think most of the D.J.'s there have played us at one time or another. Ft. Collin...

January 25, 2018

I just got back from watching the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. I have gone 4 or 5 times now and it's always the same. It seems to be mostly dumb luck as to who gets to the finals. I guess having to do with what room you are in and what those judges had for...

December 18, 2017

I am going on a trip in January, I just don't know where yet. You may wonder what the heck I am talking about so I'll explain. A while back the Big Band I sing with (Flatirons Jazz Orchestra) was invited to play in the Havana Jazz Festival in Cuba. Wow, such a cool opp...

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