Singer/songwriter, Lydia Brownfield, spent many years honing her craft in Atlanta, opening for artists such as Loudon Wainwright III, Peter Case, Shawn Mullins and Indigo Girls, as well as playing shows with her band in the area’s top clubs.
Before settling in Columbus, Lydia became a regular performer in the coffee houses of Greenwich Village, and began a recording career that has continued to date.
Her songs are pulled from experiences of growing up in Columbus, Ohio, her studies at the local fine arts college, a decade of living and performing in Atlanta, touring the south, and then moving to New York City - not least having gone through two difficult divorces and now being a mom. All of which brings a dramatic - often comedic - and entertaining live show.
Alongside Lydia, you'll find her longtime partner, Jeff Dalrymple. His finger-picking guitar playing style is the ultimate compliment to Brownfield's pure and captivating voice. Together as an acoustic duo, they showcase super tight vocal harmonies while the guitars weave an intricate web of songs that are thoughtfully crafted and beautifully executed.
Look for live performances in and around Ohio, Atlanta and New York with Dalrymple and with her full band.
From the intense feels of euphoria and urgent, reckless madness of new lust, to the heartbreak and depression of a breakup and even the self-loathing, shame and foolishness, this album digs deep into the patterns of her own relationships. Written by: Lydia Brownfield Produced by: Fred Blitzer and Lydia Brownfield Lydia Brownfield: Vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, keyboards, strings, synths. Jeff Dalrymple: Acoustic guitar, vocals. Andy Harrison: Electric guitar, vocals. Philip Maneri: Electric bass, Double bass. Jeff Martin: Drums, percussion.
“Imagine a grown-up Exene Cervenka meeting an edgier and less ambiguous Stevie Nicks, with some McCartney melodicism and Pete Townshend angst thrown in, and you’ve got Lydia Brownfield.”
— Rick Moore, Music News-Nashville
“...Beneath a placid façade, Brownfield’s music rages...”
— Andy Downing, Columbus Alive