Although Debra Fotheringham was quiet as a child, she was imaginative and creative. She was raised in American Fork, Utah as the ninth of eleven children. Debra gift in music and writing allowed her to share her creativity and ideas with others. Her father played the saxophone as a professional musician when he was young, so Debra had always been exposed to a huge range of music. She learned to play the violin, trumpet, percussion, and guitar. Her favorite instrument obviously turned out to be the guitar.
Debra began to write her own songs, which allowed her to utilize her creativity, and performed in the public since she was only sixteen. She sings with ease and strength, as though she’s having a conversation with a close friend. Debra’s quiet confidence shows as she performs for crowds in Seattle, New York, and even Paris.
She met Giles Riaves, successful Nashville producer/engineer, in 2006 and began work on her self-titled album. Along with Debra’s flawless voice, percussion, and guitar, the sounds of her album include Ryan Tilby on an upright bass and Giles Riaves on the drums and keyboards.
Debra has already appeared at The Bitter End in NYC and Hollywood’s House of Blues. She was also in the Top Ten Finalists the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Colorado.
2007 Debut album, self-titled: Debra Fotheringham, Produced by Giles Reaves (Patty Griffin, Chantal Kreviazuk) and Debra Fotheringham
2003 Acoustic Demo: Solo, Acoustic
2007 “With Wondering Awe” Mary’s Lullaby: Christmas Songs for Bedtime (Shadow Mountain Records)
2006 “I Feel My Savior’s Love” A Child’s Prayer: Primary Songs for Bedtime (Shadow Mountain Records)
2006 “Samba Love” Here and Now DJ Kaskade (Om Records)
2005 “Learn of Me” Janice Kapp Perry’s Parallel Universe (Hale Yeah Records)
2004 “I Need Thee Every Hour” The R.M. Soundtrack (Hale Yeah Records)
2003 “With Wondering Awe” Singles Ward Christmas (Halestorm Records)
Watch for her new album, “Time”, to release September 2010.