vocals and an engaging style make Debra one of our
most requested returners. Some Transatlantic
ballads you won’t hear elsewhere and rousing
chorus worksongs too.
a life-long desire to sing and perform, Debra
Cowan left her job as a California middle school
math teacher in 1997 and went to live in
Edinburgh, Scotland for six months. There she
learned the art of un-accompanied singing and upon
her return to the USA in 1998 began traveling all
over New England performing at any open mike
within 100 miles of her new home in Springfield,
Massachusetts. Over a decade later, she is now a
full-time performer who bridges the old and
new with a refreshing stage presence. She has
released four full-length recordings, all of which
have earned praise on both sides of the Atlantic.
She tours extensively in the United Kingdom and in
North America and can also be seen on stage with
her good friend, singer and musician John Roberts.
Debra is a proud member of American Federation of
Musicians Local 1000 and endorses Harvey Leach
guitars. Between travels, she makes her home near
Worcester, Massachusetts with her husband and
their two cats, Hazel n’ Herman.