Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Singer focuses on writing.(Venue)

Byline: David Steinberg JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

Debo has changed her focus. For years, she's been performing around Albuquerque as a singer/songwriter and vocalist with bands.

"In each of these bands, I was a contributing songwriter although my focus was primarily on the lyrics and melodies. I wrote in collaboration with others, usually guitar players," said Debo, a.k.a. Deborah Orlofsky.

That changed when she picked up the accordion a few years ago. The accordion led her to her first instrument, the piano.

"At night, after most sensible people have gone to bed, I sit at the piano and free associate melodic or rhythmic lines with certain phrases or groupings of words that have somehow become lodged in my mind over the course of the work week. …

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