Debra Lyn is an Americana/Folk artist and singer/songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her music roots run deep through traditional country music to bluegrass and folk.
New Album “BLUE SUN RISES” Arrives!
“Blue Sun Rises,” Debra Lyn’s third CD for Nashville-based Palette Records, brings together traditional music that clearly speaks to Debra’s Irish/Scottish/English heritage and intricately weaves these influences with original material. Please visit Debra’s “Blue Sun Rises” page to hear the music, view videos and read more!
Drunken Fool (Video)
May 2016 marked the release of DRUNKEN FOOL, the 4th video from Debra’s “A Cold Wind Blows” album. You can read more about this on the Palette Records site please click here.
Gimme Some Lovin’
Valentines Day 2016 marked the video debut of Debra Lyn’s live version of the classic Steve Winwood/Spencer Davis Band song, GIMME SOME LOVIN’. This was part of a live Periscope “SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND” event which was held at Palette Studio and featured Debra, Jeff Silverman and special guest, Jon Mullane. To read more and view the video, please click here.
GIMME SOME LOVIN also received a nomination for Producer/Production in the prestigious Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) in 2016 and reached #1 on SoundCloud’s Folk & Singer-Songwriter Chart.
A Cold Wind Blows
In March 2014 Debra Lyn released her second solo studio album A COLD WIND BLOWS. Produced by Jeff Silverman, Palette (MSP) music • studio • productions, this album is a staggeringly honest work of art that doesn’t impose ideas, opinions or viewpoints. Rather, it respectfully invites listeners to experience the vast complexities and stark, simple truths that shape our most intimate relationships, define our deepest emotions, and ultimately determine who we are…and who we aren’t. The album includes nine new songs, seven of which were written by Debra and Jeff and another beautiful string arrangement WITH OR WITHOUT YOU, featuring the talents of Tim Lorsch who also co-wrote the song with Debra and Jeff. Also included are two remixes from Debra’s I CAN’T REMEMBER TO FORGET YOU album. The album has a “modern/progressive” edge in its approach without an overly processed sound. It is meant to create the feeling as if you’re listening to Debra and the band performing in an intimate setting like your own living room or a small venue.
A COLD WIND BLOWS also received a 4 Star Rating from Nashville’s “Stacy’s Music Row Report” and a Good+ review from RJ Lannon, ZoneMusicReporter.com. The Album, A COLD WIND BLOWS, reached #16 on the “Roots Music Report’s” Weekly Top 50 Roots Rock Album Chart with the singles BELIEVE and DRUNKEN FOOL reaching #44 and 45 on the Top 50 Roots Rock Song Chart. “Roots Music Report” is the number one independent music chart in the world. They compile radio airplay data from stations around the globe that play all forms of roots music. DRUNKEN FOOL also reached #5 on SoundCloud’s Top 50 Country Chart.
Save the Mistletoe For Me
In 2013, Debra released the holiday song, SAVE THE MISTLETOE FOR ME, written by Jeff Silverman and Pamela Philips Oland. To quote Stacy’s Music Row Report, in Nashville: “With the right exposure, ”Save The Mistletoe For Me” could be a perennial Christmas hit.”
I Can’t Remember To Forget You
In 2009 Debra released her I CAN’T REMEMBER TO FORGET YOU Album, her first collaboration with producer, Jeff Silverman. Ten of the songs on this album were written by Debra and Jeff. Also included is a unique remake of Harry Chapin’s classic song, CATS IN THE CRADLE. A video for the album’s title track was produced by Shari Belafonte and Sam Behrens for Sowelu Entertainment. A new video and single were also released in 2011 for I’LL ALWAYS MISS THE LOVE I LEFT BEHIND. This album was a bridge between a Top 40 Country feel and Debra’s prior bluegrass album with her band Soulgrass (2002).
In 2002, Debra and her band, Soulgrass, released their self-titled CD. Two singles, including YOU DIDN’T COME HOME, an original written by Debra, and the more traditional LOVE PLEASE COME HOME, were released in the U.S. on the “Prime Cuts of Bluegrass” compilation CD. Nearly 400 stations in the U.S. and overseas reported airplay for these singles. LOVE PLEASE COME HOME was also added to the playlist for cable television’s “Music Choice.”
Soulgrass featured legendary performers such as Curtis Burch (O Brother Where Art Thou & founding member of New Grass Revival) and the late Billy Ray Lathum (Dillards, Kentucky Colonels). Soulgrass was featured in the 2004-2005 Kentucky Performing Arts Directory. They performed at numerous venues throughout the southeastern U.S. such as Nashville, Tennessee’s world-renowned Station Inn. Debra and Soulgrass were also featured performers on many live radio and television programs in Kentucky, Indiana, North Carolina and Tennessee.
Earlier Down The Road . . .
Originally from upstate New York, Debra’s musical interest was nurtured by her grandmother, Betsy Lewis, who was also a performer during the World War II era. When she was twelve years old Betsy gave Debra her first guitar. Before too long Debra was playing music around the campfire, entering talent contests and performing with local country music bands. Debra’s first band, Cimmeron won the Northeast Country Music Association’s “Sunrise Award” for best new country act. Cimmeron went on to release the Indie single MY HEART’S TRUE TO YOU, co-written by Debra, which received airplay on country radio stations from New York to California.
A little more about Debra Lyn & Palette Records
In 2013 Debra Lyn and Jeff Silverman founded Palette Records: “A record label created by artists – for the artists. The label was created as a vehicle to not only showcase the artists, but to also channel and share all of their individual efforts in promotion and marketing so that they are beneficial to the label as a whole. The current roster includes artists that each have their own unique style and vision. “A Cold Wind Blows” is the first full length album to be released on Palette Records.
In addition to being a performer, singer and songwriter, Debra has 20+ years of administrative experience that she brings to the label. She is looking forward to using these skills to promote her new album and Palette Records.