"A multi-instrumentalist with a three-octave vocal range, Debi Smith writes songs with the craftsmanship of an artisan and the insight of a poet” (All Music Guide).  A member of the fabulous female folkestra The Four Bitchin' Babes since 1994, and half of the singing sister duo The Smith Sisters, Debi has recorded over twenty albums and compilations.  Her solo recordings and songs have garnered numerous Washington Area Music Awards (Wammies), ASCAP composer awards, American Library Awards, and a Grammy® nomination.

Debi has released seven solo recordings, most recently Hits and Holidays, with tracks featuring such musical greats as Doc Watson, Tom Paxton, Mike Auldridge, Marcy Marxer, and Al Petteway; and If I Were An Angel, a holiday collection of self-penned and traditional tunes with renowned arranger James Kessler (whose credits include the National, London, and Chicago Symphonies, Boston Pops, Reba, B.B. King, and Renee Fleming).  If I Were An Angel is her first orchestral recording and was selected as one of the best holiday CDs by The Washington Times.  The Smith Sisters' four recordings feature musical legends Doc and Merle Watson (who produced their CD's), Mark O'Connor and Sam Bush. Debi is currently preparing a new release called, "Deep Tracks," for release in fall of 2018.  It is a collection of new songs, tunes not yet released by Debi off miscellaneous projects, and a few deep tracks from earlier recordings.

     Debi's songs, vocals, and musicianship also appear on other artists' recordings, including Tom Paxton's Grammy-nominated Looking For The Moon, Ken Burn's PBS documentaries, The National Parks and The Roosevelts (with Al Petteway),  Christine Lavin-produced compilations, and the National Men's Chorus of Washington. She has appeared at theatres and festivals across North America, and on such radio and television programs as Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion, NPR's All Things Considered (with Susan Stamberg and Noah Adams), Mountain Stage,  Radio Smithsonian,  Voice of America, and CBS Sunday Morning.  Debi recently co-edited and published a book, Look Up at the Hawks, a collection of writings by her Nebraskan grandmother, Ruth Morgan Smith, about farm life on the great plains during the 30's and 40's.  Debi lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband and son. 

 

click here for:  Debi's song "Chevy Impala" -- a new video by Deirdre Flint! 

 

Debi's song, "Italy and France"

Debi's song, "Pass it On"

 

Debi and Tom Paxton sing their song, Marry Me Again

c 2001 Degan Music/Pax Music ASCAP

 

"The Bodhran Lesson Song" by Debi Smith, video by Christine Lavin

c 2018 Degan Music/ASCAP

"Hits & Holidays"

Debi's greatest hits featuring Doc Watson, Tom Paxton, The Smith Sisters, Mark O'Connor, Al Petteway, Marcy Marxer and more! Available on  CDBaby.com & ITunes

"Blue Mockingbird" by The Smith Sisters

Vintage Smith Sisters recordings!  Available for download on CDBaby.

Look Up at The Hawks

Look Up at the Hawks, Debi's book featured on PBS television and NPR's "All Things Considered," is a collaboration of three generations -- her grandmother Ruth Morgan Smith (1894-1978), mother Vivian Douglas Smith, and Debi. Book:  $11.99

Look Up at the Hawks - Book

"Look Up at the Hawks" accompanying CD of songs inspired by Ruth Morgan Smith's life and writings. $9.99

Look Up at the Hawks - CD

Debi's son Lee and his art: ARTISM

Debi's son Lee Jaworek is a talented young man with autism, who calls his art, "Artism."  To learn about Lee and his art, visit www.LeeJaworek.com

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