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"Joni Mitchell meets Lucille Ball"
"Folk music that won't bore even the anti-folkies among you."
"The female answer to Tom Lehrer"

 

Deb Seymour performs whimsical comedic original songs & classic folk-rock covers.

She plays at wineries, festivals, house concerts, cafes and listening rooms. Deb plays locally in her home state of Washington state eight months a year and tours nationally four months a year. She is a skilled guitarist and singer who has won numerous songwriting awards. Deb has four albums of original material out and is currently working on the 5th. She looks forward to talking to you and seeing if she is a fit for your venue or special event :-)

Bio

 

Tagline: 

 

Whimsical Comedic Original Folk

Short:   

 

Hitch-hiking chickens? Tango-dancing Martians? Colonoscopies? Seattle singer-songwriter Deb Seymour sings about them all!  Her whimsical, off-beat subjects, clever turns of phrase, and consummate guitar picking will tickle your funny bone and pull the heartstrings, keeping the audience touched by wit and wisdom.

Deb plays locally at festivals, cafes, and wineries in Washington State. She also tours nationally 3-5 months a year, playing Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Arizona, California and Utah in 2022

 

Seymour has four CDs of original work out on the Herkimer Productions label.  She also simulcasts her popular livestream, "Brunch W/ Deb" on her Facebook and YouTube channels every Sunday, whether on the road or not.  Her fans call themselves "Deb-Heads" and tune in from USA , Canada, UK, Germany, Israel and Australia.

Long:

Born and raised in San Francisco, CA,  Seattle singer-songwriter Deb Seymour got her musical start at open mics and in listening rooms of Boulder, Colorado while a student at the University of Colorado.  Pursuing her music career full-time after college, she played with popular Boulder Celtic trio "Seventh String" (Ann Krohn & David Rick) and the Denver-Longmont based trio Deb Seymour & Small Talk (Paul Niemiec & Martha Kaye Kayle). Her musical haunts included The James Pub, Paris on the Platte, Tequila Sunrise, Avogadro's Number, including opening for Leftover Salmon at the Boulder Theater and for the band Passages at Swallow Hill Music.

She was a radio DJ at KGNU public radio for nine years, hosting the Morning Sound  Alternative and the Blues Legacy programs and founded the popular annual "Gals With Guitars" winter concerts with Julie Hoest (Mother Folkers), Maggie Simpson (Chris & Maggie), Joanne Del Carpine (Three-Fisted Lullaby), and Suzi Katz.

Moving to Seattle, WA in 1994, Seymour immediately became involved with the local music scene, and her bands "Twins Before Birth" & "Deb Seymour & The Debonairs" became regular fixtures at the Northwest Folklife Festival, Tumbleweed Music Festival, Yakima Folklife Festival as well at the C & P Coffee Company, Couth Buzzard Books and Grumpy D's Coffeehouse. Going solo in 2011, she continues playing these venues, even during the  time she ran a  full-time web development business, and returned full-time to music in 2019. 

During the pandemic, Seymour added another trick to her deck of musical cards- that of a regular live streamer, , and she broadcasts her popular "Brunch W/ Deb" show on Facebook and YouTube every Sunday. Her fans call themselves "Deb-Heads" and tune in from as far away as the UK, Israel, Canada and Germany, as well as from the East Coast, Southwest, Midwest and West Coast.

With COVID restrictions easing in  2022, Deb went back out on the road and toured the Southwest, East Coast and California, playing the Tucson Folk Festival, Idyllwild Songwriters Festival, Arizona Live Music Cooperative, The Folk Project, Xfest Folk Fest, One Broadway Collaborative, and numerous house concerts and coffeehouses while maintaining  her weekly live stream.  She performed  virtual performances and local gigs in Seattle in between tours and  she also produced a summer  Garden Concert Series in her back yard  ("Deb's Den") hosting the likes of Ginny Reilly (Reilly & Maloney), James Dean Cotton, Abby K and others.

Seymour has four CDs of original work published and is currently in the studio completing her fifth, tentatively scheduled for a spring 2023 release. She is an active member of Victory Music, Songwriters in Seattle and FAR-West (Folk Alliance). When not on stage or on tour, she can be found puttering in her garden, hanging out with her husband, Jason, and her cat, Morpheus, and making up bad jokes  (and even worse puns :-) 

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Concert Set-Up

DOWNLOAD STAGE PLOT HERE.

Live Streaming Gear

From Home Studio:

Audio:

  • MLX990  vx mic, 

  • Shure SM57 Instrument Mic

  • Mackie Pro FX mixer

  • Scarlett Focus Rite Audio Interface

  • Mac Computer

Video: 

  • MOKOSE 4K@30fps USB Cameras

  • Two camera set up available

Lights:

  • Ring light

  • Clamp lights,

Sets: 

  • Blue, dark green or white brick backdrops.

Broadcast Software:
 

  • OBS

  • Ecamm

  • Facebook Live Producer

  • Restream

  • Streamyard

  • Streamlabs

Mobile:

  • iPhone 11

  • Tripod

  • Can only single stream to one destination with this set-up

 

Discography

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Sample Tracks

01 Blame It on the Dog
Mama Wears A Hard Hat
08 Tropic Winds
02 The Martian Tango Love Song
 

Recent Venues

  • Idyllwild Songwriters Festival (Idyllwild, CA)

  • Tumbleweed Music Festival (Richland, WA)

  • Songwriters In Seattle (Seattle, WA)

  • New Avenue Cafe (Havertown, PA)

  • Our Community Cup (Springfield, PA)

  • Xfest Folk Festival (Telford, PA)

  • One Broadway Collaborative (Lawrence, MA)

  • Tucson Folk Festival (Tucson, AZ)

  • Arizona Live Music Co-op (Phoenix, AZ)

  • Couth Buzzard Books (Seattle)

  • C&P Coffee Company (Seattle)

  • Sigilio Cellars (Chelan, WA)

  • Grumpy D's Coffeehouse (Seattle)

  • Hoh River Brewing (Tumwater, WA)

  • Book Passage (Corte Madera, CA)

Awards

  • 2020  Song Of The Year: "Twelve Shades Of Blue"

  • 2019 Song Of The Year : "Chrissie's Hair"

  • 2018 Great American Song Contest "Colonoscopy"

  • 2018 International Songwriting Competition: "Colonoscopy"

  • 2018 Song Of The Year: "Colonoscopy"

  • 2013 Tumbleweed Music Festival "Girders of Steel"

  • 2011 Great American Song Contest: "Mama Wears A Hard Hat"

  • 2011 Song of the Year "Mama Wears A Hard Hat"

  • 2003 Tumblweed Music Festival "Mama Wears A Hard Hat"

Radio

  • KBCS 91.3 Bellevue

  • KGNU  88.5 Boulder

  • KDRT 95.7  Davis 

  • KXCI 91.3 Tucson

  • KZYX 90.7 & 91.5FM Chicago

  • KSER 90.7 Lynnwood

  • KAOS  89.3 Olympia 

  • WTBQ 93.5 FM  Warwick, NY

  • KLCC 89.7 Eugene, OR

  • KPIG 107.5  Freedom, CA

  • Folk Radio Notebook