Deb started taking piano lessons at an early age. When she was 14, she began playing organ in her Fayetteville, NC hometown church for the congregation and guest singers. She took a break from lessons when she left for North Carolina State University, where she received her BA degree in Business.
After marrying and having two children, she resumed her music by volunteering at First Baptist Church in Garner, NC for various children’s choirs, adult musicals, and praise bands. One of her most cherished memories of those years is managing the Middle School praise band, which included Scotty McCreery before his American Idol days.
Deb was then recruited by a local Raleigh, NC guitarist to play keyboard and sing lead vocals with him at numerous Residential, Assisted Living, and Nursing homes. Their personal arrangements of the old “standards” hit songs became quite popular in the Raleigh/Durham area. Also during that time, she began leading worship for the Women’s Ministry program at Hope Community Church in Cary, NC. This was perhaps Deb’s favorite time in her musical journey.
Unfortunately, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, Deb’s music was “put on hold.” She underwent numerous surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation. Today she is thankful to God for healing and the fact that she is now able to resume her music.
Deb presently sings and plays keyboard at several restaurants and establishments in the local Little River area. Her show includes decades of hits from favorite artists and genres, old standards, soft rock, country, and the most current hits that are topping the charts today. She also performs her original songs, including “Dancin’” that was introduced during the 2019 SOS Spring Safari, on SandCity Production’s label. “Dancin’” was #1 for SIX weeks on John Hook’s Beach Music Top 40, #1 on Pat Gwinn at the Beach, Kool Winds Radio, #2 on WTOB 96.3 Surfside Top 20, #4 on WDZD The Wave Top 30, and #9 on RIPTIDE Radio Top 20 Countdown.
Deb’s second song was released on September 27th, 2019. It is her first collaboration with Gary Lowder of the Smokin’ Hot Band, and is a unique remake of the Linda Ronstadt song, “You’re No Good.” It was #1 for SEVEN weeks on John Hooks Beach Music Top 40, #1 on WTOB 96.3 Surfside Top 20, #5 on RIPTIDE Radio, and #24 on WDZD The Wave Top 30 Countdown.
Deb’s newest song is an original titled “In My Dreams.” It debuted May 2nd on WDZD The Wave with a live radio interview on Eric Bowman’s Top 30 Countdown show. The Music Video for “In My Dreams” premiered on a variety of Social Media channels on Friday May 1st at 8:00 pm. As of May 27th, the Music Video for “In My Dreams” had over 104,000 views.
On June 27th, 2020, “In My Dreams” reached #1 on Fessa’ John Hook’s Beach Music Top 40 Countdown. Deb held the #1, #2, and #3 spot on the Countdown for TWO weeks in a row. As of July 4th, “In My Dreams” was #2 on Eric Bowman’s WDZD Top 30 Countdown for THREE weeks in a row. Rumor has it, Deb will take the #2 spot on WTOB’s Surfside Top 20 with Don Mark on their July 7th Countdown chart. Whew!
Deb’s first songs were so well received, she has plans to record more original songs and eventually release a full CD of all her recordings.
Deb would like to thank you for visiting her website and hopes you will join her soon for one of her live performances. Click on “Events” to view Deb’s upcoming schedule.