Deborah McColl: Vocalist & Guitarist

The Kindred Spirit was a folk trio featuring Deborah McColl, Thom Tollerson and Phil Rolleston.  Deborah McColl today is a Psychotherapist.  She is also a singer-songwriter and guitarist.  Many people know McColl as the original “Reeferette.”  Deborah McColl was the first backup vocalist for Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band from 1978-1981 and appeared on 5 of his albums and co-wrote two of his songs.

As a recording artist she released her solo album “Naked in the Garden.”  This interview with Deborah McColl was recorded the night before the 40th anniversary reunion concert of The Kindred Spirit folk trio.

Phil Rolleston: Vocalist & Guitarist

The Kindred Spirit was a folk trio featuring Phil Rolleston, Thom Tollerson and Deborah McColl.  In 1968, a recording was made of one of their live concert, using one microphone.  In 2008, the tape of that recording was resurrected and the audio cleaned up.  It was that recording that provided the inspiration for the band to have a reunion 40 years later.  The three members of the trio were interviewed the night before their reunion concert.  Phil Rolleston was the first to be interviewed.