Deb Talan gew up in Western Massachusetts. She was raised on classical music and jazz, began composing on piano at age 9, flipped for the Beatles at age 14 and started writing her own (cute, BAD) pop songs at this time. She picked up a guitar senior year in college and headed west. In 1999, after six years of fronting and writing for Portland, Oregon-based band, Hummingfish, Deb returned east to pursue her solo career. One year later she released her CD, Something Burning and began playing Boston clubs. This January, 2001, Something Burning received Acoustic Guitar Magazine's Homegrown CD Award. Deb's music, while akin to that of Shawn Colvin, Jonatha Brooke and Suzanne Vega, is unique and memorable due to her distinctive voice and evocative, well-crafted songs.