About Deb Seymour
Funny lady & musical raconteur Deb Seymour has been charming audiences for years with her demented wit, haunting blues and moving ballads.
Never a cautious moment on stage, Seymour's song subjects will take you on a wild ride in electric cars with hitch-hiking chickens, tango-dancing Martians and miscreant alley cats, while reflecting on missed chances and searching for true love. Also a nimble-fingered guitarist, Seymour's playing style touches on folk, rock, country, Latin, blues, gypsy swing and Celtic flavorings.
Deb has four CDs of original work out. Her latest CD, "Blame It On The Dog" (2018) continues her whimsical vein. As of January 2020, Seymour is currently recording her 5th CD with a 2021 anticipated release..
Seattle singer-songwriter Deb Seymour loves hard hats, hates beer and drives a third-hand Tesla named "Sir Percival T." A masterful musical story teller, Seymour's song subjects run the gamut from tango-dancing Martians & miscreant ally cats to celebrating the wisdom of blue-collar women.
Born & raised San Francisco, Deb attended college in Boulder, Colorado and upon discovering Boulder's vibrant folk & bluegrass scene After graduation, she supported herself as a hotel maid, data-entry clerk, FedEx Office employee and barista (not all at the same time) whilst becoming a regular on the open mic scene. She frequently appeared at Brillig Works Tea Room, Penny Lane Coffeehouse and the James Pub and at Denver venues such Paris On The Platte and Tequila Sunrise. Her first band, Seventh String Celtic Trio, arose from jamming with fellow musicians she met during those open mics. Later bands included the all-woman bluegrass band Out of The Blue and the folk/jazz trio Small Talk.
Upon moving to Seattle in 1994, Deb discovered the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop and fell in quickly with Victory Music and the rest Seattle open mic scene, appearing at the Antique Sandwich, Crossroads Mall, Skylark Cafe, Wit's End & Honey Bear Bakery. Her bands Twins Before Birth and Deb Seymour & the Debonairs, graced the Northwest music scene from 1994-1996 and 2005-2009 with their high-energy, three-part harmony performances.
Seymour is also multiple-time award-winner:
- 2019 "Chrissie's Hair" ~ Semi-Finalist ~ 2019 Song of the Year
- 2019 "Twelve Shades of Blue" ~ Semi-Finalist ~ 2019 Song of the Year
- 2018 "Colonoscopy" ~ FINALIST~ 2018 Great American Song Contest
- 2018 "Colonoscopy" ~ Semi-Finalist ~ 2018 Song of the Year Contest
- 2018 "Colonoscopy" ~ Semi-Finalist ~2018 International Songwriting Contest.
- 2018 "Dinner For One" ~ Runner-up ~ 2018 Song of the Year Contest
- 2013 "Girders of Steel" ~ FINALIST~ Tumbleweed Songwriting Contest (Tumbleweed Music Festival)
- 2011 "Mama Wears A Hard Hat" - FINALIST~ 2011 Great American Song Contest
- 2004 "Martian Tango Love Songl" ~ FINALIST~ Tumbleweed Songwriting Contest (Tumbleweed Music Festival)
- 2003 "Mama Wears A Hard Hat" ~ FINALIST~ Tumbleweed Songwriting Contest (Tumbleweed Music Festival)
Deb has shared the stage with Leftover Salmon, the Austin Lounge Lizards, national touring artist Chuck Brodsky, and Seattle performers Scott Katz, Matt Price, Shannon Beck, Charlotte Thistle, and Thaddeus Spae
A fifth CD is currently in progress.
Belting it out at the C and P Coffee Company in West Seattle