The PNW music scene has branded Debra "the girl with the incredible voice" due to her outstanding, soulful live vocals captivating audiences at colleges, festivals, music venues, and wineries. Performance highlights include the Portland Waterfront Blues Fest, The Bite of Seattle and Bite of Oregon Festivals, and opening for Tower of Power, Chris Isaak, Curtis Salgado, Lenka and Allen Stone. Debra's music has been featured in TV shows like the CW's "Related" and E! "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" and movies like the Sundance Channel's "Clear Cut".
Debra won Portland Music Awards "Best Female Artist of the Year", and was named 'Portland's finest young pop singer" by the Willamette Week. Proving herself to be a top notch singer/songwriter she won top prizes in the John-Lennon Songwriting Contest, Billboards World Songwriting Contest, The Great American Song Contest, The Song of the Year Contest, Unisong International Song Contest, The Singer/Songwriter Awards, and Winery Music Awards. She has twice been listed on the annual ˜Top Hot Unsigned Artists" from LA's Music Connection Magazine.
While simultaneously persuing her musical passions and curating an impressive independent career - Arlyn is also raising her two children and following her spiritual callings. Having had the privilege of studying under a variety of mentors, Debra now offers her services to those in need of Art, Talent, or Life Guidance and Coaching. Being a successful indie artist for 15 years since winning Clear-channels "Oregon Idol" contest and competing for the American Idol TV show, Arlyn is better than ever with her fresh new band "Debra Arlyn & The Goodness". Be sure to catch Arlyn and her funky, tight band soon so that you can say you experienced this raw, powerful and yet delicate talent in it's live form.