Debi Smith

 

     "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 have garnered numerous Washington Area Music Awards (Wammies), ASCAP composer awards, and American Library Awards. Debi recently released her fifth solo CD, Hits and Holidays, with tracks featuring such musical greats as Doc Watson, Tom Paxton, Mike Auldridge, Marcy Marxer, and Al Petteway.  The Smith Sisters' four recordings feature musical legends Doc and Merle Watson (who produced their CD's), Mark O'Connor and Sam Bush.  

     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 documentary, The National Parks (with Al Petteway), various compilations produced by Christine Lavin, 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.

 

 

      

 

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