Taking her place as an Americana singer songwriter, Deb D’Anne is a force in the acoustic community. Her heartfelt writing spans many genres from jazz, blues and folk, to show her musical diversity and poetic metaphors. Deb's unique songwriting reflects much of the rich historical foundation and legends of early Northwest region. She also interprets literature and expresses the characters and period through song and instrumentation.
Starting classical piano at age 4, her early influences came from her mom's piano in the kindergarten classroom, and her dad plucking tunes on an old classical guitar. She went on to study flute and play in the first seat through high school, while also performing leads in musicals. She fell hard for the guitar however in 6th grade when a teacher covered folk tunes in English class. She was also influenced by her dad's collection of Simon and Garfunkel and her uncle's love for Buffy St.Marie.
Later in college she performed regularly as a singer songwriter, and ran coffeehouses for the university and helped book national circuit acts, with inspirations from the NYC village songwriter scene
A wordsmith, with a Bachelor in Language Art and Masters in library, Deb often incorporates literature and local history into her unique songwriting. Her songs reflect the pastoral beauty of the forest and farmland she cherishes.
An entertainer from a very young age in elementary classrooms, Deb traveled extensively with her guitar with audiences from auto trains to Chicago blues haunts.
This rich history and classical training, translates into 3 original records working with respected performers, Andy Goessling, Tim Carbone, John Skehan to name a few and she continues to record new material at the legendary Mixolydian Studios. She also teaches songwriting workshops, guitar and piano, and produces.
Heartwarming thought provoking and funny Deb’s guitar, mandolin ukulele and voice is a performance not to be missed.
She is currently touring with the incredible guitarist Tim Blohm and other surprise guests may grace her stages.
Deb is inspired by the pastoral countryside where she now resides, her peaceful music loving dogs and chickens. They all appear in her songs and stories in her performances.