Deborah has been a fixture on the Boston area acoustic music scene since the mid-70’s when she was a founding member of the New Harmony Sisterhood Band. She went on to perform with the bluegrass band, Fire On The Mountain, before breaking onto the national scene with her solo album, “Around the Next Bend,” on the Flying Fish/Rounder Label. Following that, Deborah had an initial 9 year stint with the 4-woman acapella quartet, Taproot. After a ten year hiatus, Taproot, happily, has reconvened and is performing again. In addition to her solo album, Deborah recorded two albums with Taproot, “If You Build It” and “Grand Design.” Both contain many of her original compositions. One of these, “Draglines,” about strip mining in hometown Western PA, has become an environmental anthem recorded by numerous other artists.
Deborah currently performs with her Band of Erics: Eric Wells contributing guitar and harmony vocals, Eric Levenson on acoustic bass, Art Schatz on fiddle, and Eric Kiolburn on mandolin and dobro.