An Evening of Maritime Music with Debra Cowan

New Bedford, MA – The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and the Community Economic Development Center are pleased to announce the next concert in their performance series.  An Evening of Maritime Music with Debra Cowan will take place on Friday, October 6th at 7:00 p.m.

Following a life-long desire to sing and perform, Debra Cowan left her job as a California middle school math teacher in 1997 and went to live in Edinburgh, Scotland for six months. There she learned the art of unaccompanied singing and upon her return to the USA in 1998 began traveling all over New England performing at any open mike within 100 miles of her new home in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Over a decade later, she is now a full-time performer who bridges the old and new with a refreshing stage presence. She has released four full-length recordings, all of which have earned praise on both sides of the Atlantic. She tours extensively in the United Kingdom and in North America and can also be seen on stage with her good friend, singer and musician John Roberts.

When Debra isnt touring internationally or busy with her activities as American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 1000 Vice-President, she makes her home near Worcester, Massachusetts with her husband and their two cats, Hazel n Herman.

Tickets are $8/members; $10/non-members and are on sale now at the Center or on line at  The Center is located at 38 Bethel Street and is handicap accessible with free off-street parking. The performance series is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the commercial fishing industry past, present, and future through archives, exhibits, and programs. For more information, please email or call the Center at (508) 993-8894.