About Deb Seymour

Short Bio

A masterful musical story teller Deb Seymour has been charming audiences for years with her demented wit, haunting blues and moving ballads.

Never a cautious moment on stage, her 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 theatrical vein of "demented wit, haunting blues and moving ballads."

 

Long Bio

 

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 a three-time Tumbleweed Music Festival Songwriting contest finalist. In 2018, her song "Colonoscopy" made Finalist in the  2018 Great American Song Contest, and also places as semi-finalist in the 2018 Song of the Year Contest and the 2018 International Songwriting Contest.  Her torch ballad "Dinner For One" also placed in the 2018 Song of the Year Contest- it's rare that two songs from the same writer receive placements in the same contest, putting Seymour in the top 1% of all the contestants.  Her 2011 song "Mama Wears A Hard Hat" has also won awards in both the 2011 Great American Song Contest and 2011 Song of the Year Contest.

Deb has shared the stage with Leftover Salmon, the Austin Lounge Lizards, the Michael Carlos Band, national touring artist Chuck Brodsky, Seattle performers Scott Katz, Matt Price, Shannon Beck, Charlotte Thistle, Pink Camel, Thaddeus Spae and the Emerald City Jug Band. 

Seymour has four CDs out of original music: "Martian Tangos"(1992), "Cupid's Wheel" (1999), and "Mama Wears A Hard Hat" (2011). Her newest CD, "Blame It On The Dog" was released July 18, 2018:-)

When not on stage, Deb is an electric car and zero-waste lifestyle advocate. She  is the owner/writer of the blog Deb Goes Green  and is a member of and  webmaster for  the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association and takes great pride in being a "folksinger with a Tesla", driving her third-hand Craig's List Tesla Model S "Sir Percival T., " around town and across country, usually with several guitars and sporting a huge grin on her face:-)


Album photo for "Mama Wears A Hard Hat"  


Deb Seymour & The Debonairs

 


Belting it out at the C and P Coffee Company in West Seattle

 


 


"Where would men be without women? Scarce, Sir, mighty scarce. " -Mark Twain
 


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