“Folk music that won't bore even the anti-folkies among you.”
— Michael Roberts, Westword Magazine
About Deb Seymour
Master musical storyteller (and no slouch a the guitar) Deb Seymour's song subjects range from hitch-hiking chickens and tango-dancing Martians to love tropical love songs 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. for her song "Mama Wears A Hard Hat". In September 2018, her song "Colonoscopy" was named as a semi-finalist in the 2018 Song of the Year Contest.
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.
Her newest CD of musical malarky, "Blame It On The Dog", was released July 18, 2018.
Seattle singer-songwriter Deb Seymour loves hard hats, hates beer and drives a third-hand Tesla named "Sir Percival T, the White Knight" 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, Penny Lane Coffeehouse and the James Pub and Denver venues 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 & 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.
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. Most recently, her songs "Colonoscopy" and "Dinner For One" placed as semi-finalist and runner up respectively, in the 2018 Song of the Year contest- it's rare that two song from the same writer receive placements in the same contest, putting Seymour in the top 1% of her field.
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., the White Knight" around town and across country.