Lydia Brownfield

Lydia Brownfield2021-09-14T14:42:23+00:00

Project Description

Similar Artists: The Staves, Sheryl Crow, Larkin Poe

Singer/songwriter Lydia Brownfield spent many years honing her craft in Atlanta. She opened for artists including Loudon Wainwright III, Peter Case, Shawn Mullins, and Indigo Girls and played shows with her band in the area’s top clubs. 

Before settling in Columbus, Brownfield became a regular performer in the coffee houses of Greenwich Village and began a recording career that has continued to date. 

Her songs reflect a lifetime of rich and also very human experiences.  They include growing up in Columbus, Ohio, and studying at the local fine arts college. A decade of living and performing in Atlanta and touring the south. A move to New York City and going through two difficult divorces. And most importantly, becoming a mom. All of this brings a dramatic, energetic, and entertaining live show.

RELEASES

“The Digger” (Single)
Release Date: September 14, 2021

The cornerstone of the album, “The Digger,” explores self-discovery before, during, after, and between relationships. Brownfield’s voice swells and recedes within the crevices of new love, heartbreak, and the holy grail of self-discovery. The song gracefully weaves and spirals in a melodic embrace in the search for truth: “… and if you find hell, well, just dig deeper still.” Brownfield says, “Although it’s rather personal, I think other people can relate.  We all have ‘stuff.’ Stuff we don’t like about ourselves, stuff we wish we could change, stuff that doesn’t serve us well, and stuff that isn’t even ours. We were born into other people’s stuff, and we just learn to carry it along with us. It becomes part of us. All this stuff is mixed in with what’s at the core of us – and if we don’t separate it and rid ourselves of that stuff, then it just continues, on and on.” Read more

Bio

Singer/songwriter Lydia Brownfield spent many years honing her craft in Atlanta. She opened for artists including Loudon Wainwright III, Peter Case, Shawn Mullins, and Indigo Girls and played shows with her band in the area’s top clubs. 

Before settling in Columbus, Brownfield became a regular performer in the coffee houses of Greenwich Village and began a recording career that has continued to date.

Her songs reflect a lifetime of rich and also very human experiences.  They include growing up in Columbus, Ohio, and studying at the local fine arts college. A decade of living and performing in Atlanta and touring the south. A move to New York City and going through two difficult divorces. And most importantly, becoming a mom. All of this brings a dramatic, energetic, and entertaining live show. 

Brownfield’s music influences range widely from folk and alternative country to power pop and punk, and her songs cross many of those same genres but find a comfortable spot among edgy folk/pop artists. Her pure and powerful voice has been compared to Alison Krauss, Sinéad O'Connor, and Sheryl Crow. Brownfield’s range of experiences extends to her live show. She may perform solo on acoustic guitar, accompanied by her partner and guitarist, Jeff Dalrymple, or play with her entire band. The result is a gifted lyricist showcasing a vast catalog of thoughtfully crafted and beautifully executed songs.

Chronology

  • 1995 - Courted by Ardent Studios in Memphis for a possible deal
  • 1997 - First album release: Live at Eddie’s Attic, a live album recorded at the infamous Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia
  • 2000 - Moved New York City and recorded demos in different studios and six songs with Stacy O’Dell
  • 2007 - Moved back to Columbus and released A Horse Named Yankee, a compilation of demos written from 1990-2003.  They were recorded in studios in Atlanta and New York. It also included live tracks and home recordings on a 4-track
  • 2010 - Released Feels Like This, a three-song EP of kids songs inspired by her son then seven-years-old. Co-produced by Felix Weber
  • 2013 Released seven-song EP, Wanting’s For Sinners
  • 2016- Released Ghosts & Lovers studio album 
  • 2021 - Dig Album Release November 19

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