Singer/songwriter, Lydia Brownfield, spent many years honing her craft in Atlanta, opening for artists such as Loudon Wainwright III, Peter Case, Shawn Mullins and Indigo Girls, as well as playing shows with her band in the area’s top clubs.
Before settling in Columbus, Lydia became a regular performer in the coffee houses of Greenwich Village, and began a recording career that has continued to date.
Her songs are pulled from experiences of growing up in Columbus, Ohio, her studies at the local fine arts college, a decade of living and performing in Atlanta, touring the south, and then moving to New York City - not least having gone through two difficult divorces and now being a mom. All of which brings a dramatic and entertaining live show.
Alongside Lydia, you'll find her longtime partner, Jeff Dalrymple. His finger picking guitar playing is the ultimate compliment to Brownfield's pure and captivating voice as they showcase super tight harmonies, as the listener - unsure where Lydia begins and Jeff ends - is taken on a journey of Lydia's storied past, and a hopeful future while the vocals and guitars weave an intricate web of songs that are thoughtfully crafted and beautifully executed.
Look for live performances either solo or with Dalrymple - and sometimes with her favorite rhythm section.
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Music & Discography
Ghosts & Lovers
Lydia Brownfield & the Jagged Hearts
Released: March 2016. This album was made thanks to Billy Zenn. Recorded at Musicol Studios by Doug Edwards. Produced by Billy Zenn. Frank Lapinski (drums), Billy Zenn (bass), Jeff Dalrymple (electric guitar).
Ghosts of You 3:280:00 / 3:28
Make You My Lover 2:530:00 / 2:53
0:00 / 3:30
This Fascination 3:500:00 / 3:50
What Burns in Me 3:230:00 / 3:23
Planted 3:530:00 / 3:53
My Stars 3:490:00 / 3:49
Longest Day 3:590:00 / 3:59
Stranger 4:580:00 / 4:58
You're Lost 4:520:00 / 4:52
Sex With You 3:260:00 / 3:26
All of Us Here 4:110:00 / 4:11
Wanting's For Sinners
Released 2013. Frank Lapinski (drums), Jeff Dalrymple (guitars), produced by Lydia & Jeff. Mastered by Chris Graham.
Feels Like This
Songs for kids & parents. Release date 2010. Recorded by Mike Folker and Felix Weber. Masterd by Felix Weber. Jeff Tobin (bass), Felix Weber (strings).
News & Press
“Imagine a grown-up Exene Cervenka meeting an edgier and less ambiguous Stevie Nicks, with some McCartney melodicism and Pete Townshend angst thrown in, and you’ve got Lydia Brownfield.”
— Rick Moore, Music News-Nashville
“...Beneath a placid façade, Brownfield’s music rages...”
— Andy Downing, Columbus Alive