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Debra Fotheringham was raised in American Fork, Utah, as the ninth of eleven children of a Mormon family (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). Her father was a professional saxophone player in his younger years, so musical talent runs in the family. Debra learned to play the violin, trumpet, percussion, and guitar.

At the age of fifteen, she began performing a mix of cover songs and her own material in local coffee shops and bookstores. The response was enthusiastic and it encouraged Debra to continue developing her sound and perform her own material as much as possible. In 2002 at the age of eighteen, Debra recorded her first solo project in a friend's basement studio.

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. The album received an overwhelming response by critics and fans. Debra began extensive touring that summer, traveling across the U.S. and even into Europe.

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. Debra is currently writing new material for her next album, performing at every possible opportunity, and working as a freelance studio vocalist and percussionist.

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