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Los Angeles, California, USA. Davies had her first guitar at the age of 12 and when Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton, was released in 1965, she set out to memorize all of Claptons solos. Intrigued by the names of black blues artists mentioned in his interviews, she discovered the records of Freddie King, Otis Rush and Gatemouth Brown. Her first live gigs were in a club in a northern California college town, where she was able to witness Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Etta James and Albert Collins in action. After playing in several bar bands, she returned to Los Angeles and auditioned for Maggie Mayall And The Cadillacs, an all-female R&B band that often opened for Maggies husband John Mayall. Davies met Albert Collins while playing local gigs with Bluesbreaker Coco Montoya. He invited her to sit in at the San Francisco Blues Festival and later offered her a gig with his band. After three years, she left to tour with Jimmy Buffets harmonica player,...