Folk music that won't bore even the anti-folkies among you.”

— Michael Roberts, Westword Magazine

About Deb Seymour

In Brief...

A masterful musical storyteller, award-winning singer-songwriter Deb Seymour's song subjects range from miscreant alley cats and tango-dancing Martians to love lost in a tropical windstorm and broken heart and home repair manuals. 

Seymour is a three-time Tumbleweed Songwriting Finalist and a winner of the Top Five in the 2011 Great American Song Contest Country Category. When not on stage or in the studio, she writes about  electric cars and living a zero-waste lifestyle American at Deb Goes Green, her electric car and zero-waste lifestyle blog.

In Detail...

Seattle singer-songwriter Deb Seymour loves hard hats, hates beer and drives an electric car named "Sir Percival"  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, ending up staying in Boulder for 12 years. Supporting herself as a hotel maid, data-entry clerk, FedEx Office employee and barista (not all at the same time), she was a regular on the open mic scene, frequently appearing at Brillig Works Tea Room and Penny Lane Coffeehouse. She also haunted the big  Denver open mics such as Paris On The Platte and Tequila Sunrise. Her first band, Seventh String Celtic Trio arose from jamming with fellow musicians she met on the open mike scene. 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 & Honeybear Bakery. Her band Deb Seymour & the Debonairs, all folk she met at the Seattle open mics,  graced the Northwest music scene from 2005-2009. 

Performing solo since then, Deb is a three-time Tumbleweed Music Festival Songwriting Finalist, and has won numerous awards for her songwriting skills: her 2011 hit  "Mama Wears A Hard Hat" won the prestigious Top 5 Award, Country Category  in the 2011 Great American Song Contest and also received an Honorable Mention  that same year in the Song of the Year Contest. 

Seymour has three CDs out of original music: "Martian Tangos"(1992), "Cupid's Wheel" (1999), and "Mama Wears A Hard Hat" (2011). Her next CD, "Blame It On The Dog"is expected out in April of 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  Craig's List  Tesla Model S "Sir Percival T." around town. 

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  1. 1 Little ZENN Car 03:35 Lyrics
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  2. 2 Say Yes 03:42 Lyrics
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  3. 3 Mama Wears A Hard Hat 02:58 Lyrics
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  4. 4 Girders of Steel 04:00 Lyrics
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  5. 5 Don't Mess With My Tools 03:09 Lyrics
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  6. 6 You're Right 03:06 Lyrics
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What They Say


"Enjoy having you imagination tickled and your heartstrings pulled." 
-Maureen Jackson, Victory Review, Seattle


"A wry, musical humorist with deft guitar work!"
 -Seattle Wooden Boat Show 


"This Seattle singer and songwriter incorporates Latin, jazz, country, blues The subject matter? Anything goes!-Go Magazine, Wenatchee, WA


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


"Bright, accessible singing, mixing folk, surfboy band, rockabilly  and swing from the simple to the complex." 
-Chris Lunn, Ancient Victories, Tacoma


"Demented wit, haunting blues and moving ballads"  
-Three Rivers Fold Society, Richland, WA


"Chills! Laughs! Love! Drama! Cars! Tools! Metaphysics! More! All that's missing is water flying off the stage."
-Rick Calhoun, Fan, Ft. Lupton, CO


"Deb Seymour brings it. Never a cautious moment on stage!"
-Sean Cupolo, Hotfoot, Boulder, CO


"A masterful musical story teller, with a guitar, no less!"
-John Ford, KAOS Radio, Olympia, WA