DeeDee Austin is a 17-year-old Indigenous singer/songwriter and member of the Abegweit First Nation. DeeDee’s infectious energy and authentic songwriting is bringing her recognition nationwide. 

DeeDee has recently been nominated for Nova Scotia’s Indigenous Artist of the Year 2023 and Nova Scotia Music Video of the Year 2023 along with Indigenous Artist of the year nominations in 2021 and 2022 and nominations for New Artist Recording and SOCAN songwriter of the year 2022. Austin garnered Indigenous Artist of the Year and New Artist Recording 2022 for her debut EP Stepping Stones - recorded and produced by award-winning producer Scott Ferguson and co-produced by Owen O’Sound Lee.  All songs were written and arranged by DeeDee herself.  She has followed up with the newest release of her single Stay Dancin, Natural Born Original and 16 along with the sequel to her single Buried Truth – Buried Truth Part 2 and 3. DeeDee is currently in the production stages for her second EP to be released in October 2023.  

Austin was inspired to pursue a music career by her church organist, the late Maxine Hibbits, and draws much inspiration from her deep pride in her Indigenous roots.  

The busy young artist has recently performed for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the Gidinawendimin along with the Stan Rogers Fest; Mississauga Celebration Square, Wildfire relief benefit at Scotiabank Centre, Opened for Aprilwine, North American Indigenous games, Headlined the Canada Games closing ceremonies, The Riverfront Jubilee, Larlee Creek Hullabaloo,  Canada Day Charlottetown 2023, Halifax Jazz Fest; The Guild, Charlottetown;  Halifax Buskerfest;  NS Mi’Kmaw Summer Games and over the past year has shared the stage with David Wilcox, Classified, Michelle Wright, Bruce Guthro; George Canyon; Dave Gunning; JP Cormier; Neon Dreams; Drives the Common Man; Crownlands; Twin Flames and many more.

 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!”