Deborah Coleman (b. October 3, 1956 in Portsmouth, Virginia) is an American blues guitarist, songwriter and vocalist. Won the Orville Gibson Award for "Best Blues Guitarist, Female" in 2001. Nominated for a W.C. Handy blues music award nine times. Coleman has become one of the most sought-after blues artists on the scene. Deborah was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and raised in a music-loving military family that lived in San Diego, San Francisco, Bremerton, Washington, and the Chicago area.