DeeDee Austin is an Indigenous singer, songwriter, and musician from Fall River, Nova Scotia who has been singing since the young age of 10. Now at 16 years of age, DeeDee is poised to make notable strides on the East Coast with the release of her debut EP, Stepping Stones which released in the Spring of 2021. She was nominated for Music Nova Scotia's Indigenous Artist of the Year in 2021.
DeeDee is a product of her church community, and Indigenous heritage. She gives credit to the late Maxine Hibbits, an organist from her church, for sparking her initial desire to pursue a life of music, and draws much inspiration from her Indigenous roots. At the tender age of 16, DeeDee already possesses the skill sets of an established singer/songwriter, with every song on this project being written and arranged by DeeDee Austin herself.
Stepping Stones was recorded and produced at the award winning FMP Matrix Studio in Dartmouth, NS by Scott Ferguson. Co-production was also offered by artist/producer, and DeeDee’s mentor, Owen O’Sound Lee. This six-track debut EP features dynamic vocals, powerful melodies, sincere content and infectious lyricism. DeeDee’s multi-faceted sound will be sure to have you dancing, while simultaneously pulling on your heart strings!
“My goal is to touch the hearts of all my listeners through my realistic lyrics. I pour my heart into everything that I sing and play!”