You can place a pen or microphone in the hands of Ms. Deborah J and be at ease with the results. A prolific writer and passionate singer, Ms. Deborah J is leaving her mark on her Maryland community through numerous live performances, literary magazine contributions and newspaper articles. Her high-energy lyrics and soulful voice causes even the most cynical ear to embrace her lyrics. “I want to embrace the concepts of change and growth through my music. It’s imperative to me to empower women, especially in lower-income communities. They need music that will combat lyrics that teach them to belittle themselves and be satisfied with being viewed as merely an object.” From 2002-2005 Ms. Deborah J performed at several colleges and community events as an artist under indie label Groove City Records. She also became an anticipated performer as part of various HBCU programs. Following college, Ms. Deborah J was a part of The Peculiar People Band until September 2008. Now cultivating her musical gifts as a solo artist, Ms. Deborah J hopes to bring her witty and gregarious style to a larger audience. She is certain while utilizing the talents she has been gifted with, she will be able to reach and inspire her listeners with a sound branded with hope and love. “Nothing matters more than loving one another. I have always held on to the ideal that it profits a man little to gain the world and lose his own soul. I want to help nurture the soul with inspiring music but also fun music.” Ms. Deborah J prides herself on being sincere about life via her lyrics, and she’s noted for bringing her heart to the stage whenever she gives a performance. Ms. Deborah J majored in English during her undergraduate years and earned her degree from the University Of Maryland Eastern Shore. She is currently a web producer for a CBS affiliate, WJZ-TV 13, in Baltimore, Md.