“Folk music that won't bore even the anti-folkies among you.”
— Michael Roberts, Westword Magazine
About Deb Seymour
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.
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.
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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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