Singer/songwriter Lydia Brownfield spent many years honing her craft in Atlanta, where she toured the south with her band and opened for many notable artists including Grammy winners, Loudon Wainwright III and Indigo Girls. Her music influences range widely from alternative, Americana, indie/folk, 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 songs reflect a lifetime of very rich and human experiences including growing up on the westside of Columbus, Ohio where she studied at the local fine arts college, a decade of living and performing in Atlanta, a move to New York City where she experienced up close the 9/11 attack of the WTC, and going through two difficult divorces. And most importantly, becoming a mom.
Lydia’s first studio EP, Wanting’s For Sinners (2013) and full-length album, Ghosts & Lovers (2016) have been reviewed–and highly praised–by Nashville Music News. Her third studio recording, Dig (2021), has received great reviews by online magazines, including Tuned Up, and Alan Cackett's (former editor of Maverick magazine) music blog. Lydia’s EP, Feels Like This (2010), was recorded with, and produced by, Grammy winning songwriter and producer, Felix Weber (Chaka Khan, Toni Braxton, etc), and was featured in Columbus' Parent Magazine.
Lydia’s been featured on Columbus local television channels 6 WSYX, 4 WNBC, and 10 WBNS as well as Atlanta’s PA TV. She’s been featured twice in the studio on Mix 107.9 with Mark Dantzer, has had song plays on Columbus’ Sunny 95, CD92.9, and has been featured in studio on “Live From Studio A” at 90.5 WCBE where she continues to have several songs in current rotation.
She’s also been featured in nationally distributed Songwriting Magazine, Columbus local newspapers and community mags such as The Columbus Dispatch, Tri-Village News, 614 Magazine, Alive!, This Week, and City Scene.
Highlighted performances include the Las Vegas Convention Center, multiple dates at the infamous Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA, the Mt. Vernon Opera House, and Columbus’ Southern Theater.
In 2010 Lydia created and hosted a community-based monthly showcase, Shut Up and Listen, at Brothers Drake Meadery in Columbus, which featured up-and-coming singer/songwriters, and in 2022, Lydia taught a songwriting class at Columbus' Groove U.
You can also find Lydia featured on Wandering Stars' 2020 epic concept album, Somnambule.
You may hear her perform solo, or accompanied by her partner and guitarist, Jeff Dalrymple. Debuting in September of 2023, hear Lydia with her new band, Albatross City.
Jeff Dalrymple and Lydia have been playing and performing music separately for over 30 years - Lydia, via Atlanta and NYC, and Jeff via Los Angeles - and here in Columbus now for more than 12 years.
Together they play their original songs as a duo at establishments that cater to original music such as coffee shops and winery's - anyplace a full band isn't appropriate. For other venues that prefer cover songs, they play as Jeff D. and Me, and have curated a very specific set of covers. Read more.
Jeff has signed many of his instrumentals with over a dozen music libraries throughout the US, Europe, Australia and Asia. Most recently you can hear his music in Australia's, The Bachelor.
Lydia Brownfield: acoustic, electric guitar, vocals
Jeff Dalrymple: electric, bass guitar, vocals, other
Ty Landrum: percussion, vocals, other
Singer/songwriter Lydia Brownfield's latest project, Albatross City, is at its core, 2 guitars with percussion - with the occasional guest. With driving beats and room to breathe, Albatross City has a stripped down simplicity to it that feels spacious and airy. A little bluesy and a little bluegrass, Lydia calls their sound swampy. Read more!
Bars/Clubs: Annie's Wine Cottage, Big Room Bar, Bossy Girls, Brothers Drake, Buxton Inn, Caribbean Jerks, Dalton Union Winery & Brewery, Java Central, King Avenue 5, Little Rock Bar, Natalie's, North Market, Old Bag of Nails, Park Street Saloon, Park Street Tavern, Rambling House, Rockside Winery, Ruby Tuesday, Rumba Cafe, Shrunken Head, Skully's, South Bend Tavern, The Thirsty Ear, Tree Bar, Wild Goose Creative, Woodlands Backyard, Woodlands Tavern, Woodward Opera House (Mt. Vernon), Wool & Vine (Vineyard at Porter Central), Victory's
Fest's & Special Events: Coffee Fest, Columbus Arts Festival, Comfest, Hot Times, She Shines Bright, Short North Gallery Hop, Old Hilliard Fest, St. Christopher’s, Westerville 4th Friday's, many Columbus Farmer's Markets & many fundraising events
We always are hoping to reach new clubs and festivals. If you would like to have us play at your establishment, please reach out on the socials (@lydiabrownfield, @lydiabrownfieldmusic) or shoot me an email.