About Deb Seymour

Short Bio

Funny lady & musical raconteur Deb Seymour  has been charming audiences for years with her "demented wit, haunting blues and moving ballads."

A master musical storyteller, 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 and her songs placed six times in recent song contests:

 Her latest CD, "Blame It On The Dog" (2018) continues in her whimsical vein. As of January 2020, Seymour is currently recording her 5th CD with a 2021 anticipated release.

 

Long Bio

"Folk music that won't bore even the anti-folkies among you"- Michael Roberts, Westword Magazine, (Denver, CO)

 

Hitch hiking chickens? Tango-dancing Martians? Funny Lady and musical raconteur Deb Seymour sings about them all!   A master musical storyteller, Seymour's song subjects will take you on a wild ride in electric cars, broken heat and home repair manuals and miscreant 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.

Not only a consummate on-stage entertainer, Seymour's songs have won numerous awards:
 

Seymour's latest project, "Blame It On The Dog" is her fourth CD of original songs, showcasing her wacky wit in with the award-winning "Colonoscopy" (a song about growing older and...um...letting things go, shall we say?) but also revealing her tender side with "Dinner For One" ( a jazz-infused torch song about missed chances). Released in 2018, "Blame It On the Dog" is "full of Broadway sass and class" (Laura McMahon, Seattle) and "each song a gem...and so imaginative" (Virignina Arnott-Wald, Port Townsend, WA) As of January, 200, Deb is working on her fifth CD (Title TBD).

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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. 

 

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

Seymour has four CDs out of original music: "Martian Tangos"(1992), "Cupid's Wheel" (1999), and "Mama Wears A Hard Hat" (2011) & "Blame It On The Dog"  (2018)

A fifth CD is currently in progress.

 

 

 

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

 


 


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