Saturday, November 3, 2001

DEB TALAN ISING star Mark Erelli was scheduled to perform tonight, but mid-week Mark suffered a collapsed lung. After a brief scramble, FMSH found another equally talented rising star in the person of Deb Talan to grace our stage.

eb Talan is a potent and powerful new voice in American music. She took our stage alone with her guitar and delivered well-crafted songs that will linger in our memory, thanks to her distinctive voice and evocative lyrics.

lassically trained in clarinet and piano, Deb began writing music when she was only ten years old. By the time she graduated from high school, she had written numerous pop songs and composed a score for a local production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Her senior year in college, Deb picked up a guitar and has been toting it around ever since. Deb's next significant musical endeavor consisted of writing for and fronting an upbeat, pop band in Portland, Oregon. In the summer of 1998, Deb organized a series of highly successful, in-the-round performances featuring women songwriters from local bands (including Ms. Talan herself). Thus, Deb's career as a solo performer began in earnest.

aving established herself in the Northwest as a musical force, Deb relocated to the musical folk hotbed of Boston. For a year, Deb honed her singer-songwriter skills and finished her second solo recording Something Burning. She now has a loyal Boston following and sells out shows easily. Deb has begun touring nationally ... and since she can't seem to stop writing beautiful songs, Deb expects to put out another studio album before spring of 2002.

Link to:     Deb Talan's website