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“On Dig, we get the full range of the Lydia Brownfield experience through anecdotes of lessons learned from past relationships... It’s a rollercoaster of emotions with more hills than you can count on one hand, that’s for sure.” - Cassy Kolesar
— Tuned Up
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 either solo, 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.
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 to 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 self-produced seven-song EP, Wanting’s For Sinners
2016 - Released Ghosts & Lovers studio album produced by Billy Zenn
November, 2020 - Release of Wandering Stars' Somnambule. Lydia is featured vocalist
November, 2021 - Dig Album Release November 19