Hometown: Westborough, MA
Web site: http://www.DebraCowan.com
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From the minute she begins to sing, Debra Cowan grabs her audience and doesnít let go. Her ability to communicate the story within the song is rare. Her rich voice conjures images of stony grey Celtic castles, green and rolling English landscapes, and humorous American urban scenes. Just as the audience is left spellbound after Debra presents a woeful traditional ballad of love gone wrong, she immediately brings laughter with an outrageous comic song. Her love of songs from the British Isles has led her to search out the connections with their North American ancestors and her desire to be true to the song brought her to Edinburgh, Scotland in 1997.
While there, Debra studied the performances of that country's finest singers. She was chosen to be a resident musician at Edinburgh's premier folk music pub, Sandy Bellís Bar, following in the footsteps of Scottish musicians such as Dick Gaughan, Aly Bain, the late Tony Cuffe and the Wrigley Sisters. Almost ten years later and based near Worcester, Massachusetts, Debra tours extensively in the USA and United Kingdom.
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