Artist/educator, singer/songwriter Deb Cavanaugh has been performing in the Capital District of New York State since 1982. Nowadays, playing a variety of acoustic instruments (guitar, mandolin, mountain dulcimer and banjo), her show includes elements of pop, folk, jazz and blues. As a young adult, she traveled back and forth across the country hitchhiking, driving a VW bus, playing music on street corners and cafes. Deb’s stories and original songs embody these experiences and speak to the struggles and joys of parenthood, politics and daily life. She will mesmerize you with her dizzying dulcimer playing. And entertain you with crowd favorite, “Driving Me Crazy,” which deals with the common annoyance of having a slow driver in front of you. She has done local performances at Caffe Lena, Old Songs and various cafes and clubs including The Low Beat. She also teaches Music Together®, an early-education research-based program for families with young children.
In 2014, Deb released her first solo CD, "Highway in Your Eyes (musical memoirs)". This unique project, a double CD set with music on one CD and spoken word memoirs on the other, allows listeners a peek inside of the artist's heart and mind. They get to share the experiences spurring the creative process and learn about the inspirations for these songs. Since then she has written enough songs for another CD with plans to start recording a children's CD soon.
They say that variety is the spice of life, and Deb sets out to prove this in her many endeavors.
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