About Debbie Traylor
Debbie Traylor started performing live at the age of 12 years old in talent shows and beauty pageants, and went on to perform with various country bands. Debbie's talent was noticed by many including John Fred of "Judy in Disguise" fame and was signed to a contract with Deep South Studios in Baton Rouge. Later, she also signed with SeaSaint Studio in New Orleans. Debbie was virtually in the studio daily from that time. In the meantime, Debbie won over 600 trophies for talent and beauty shows across Louisiana and Mississippi where Debbie stole the show on a regular basis and brought crowds to their feet.
Debbie opened for Porter Wagner, Ronnie Milsap, and Ronnie McDowell to name a few in her early career. Over the past years, Debbie Traylor has traveled and performed in the hottest bands from the Baton Rouge area. Debbie headed the dance show band "Desire". Debbie continued to perform over the years at various fairs, festivals, and show clubs with artists like Joe Diffy, Neil McCoy, Ken Melons, and more. Debbie even appeared with Lawrence Welk at the LSU Assembly Center where Debbie was presented as the Lawrence Welk Champagne Girl. Debbie also recorded the official song of the International Special Olympics, "Stephen" written by Neil Sedaka.
For the past several years now Debbie has concentrated her singing efforts on her current album which is a return to her original roots in country music. Debbie has been back in the studio recording songs written by some of Nashville's top song-writers, such as Tony Haselden, Bobby Whiteside, Jamie Kyle, Randy Boudreaux, and Casey Kelly. Debbie Traylor and her band, "Hired Guns", have also joined the ranks of Nashville's song-writers as they too are writing and composing from within the band. With one of the hottest bands in the country music scene and a stage show that is as dynamic as you will ever see, Debbie is on fire and back on track. Debbie Traylor is the complete package, the voice, the music, the stage presence, and with personality plus Debbie Gautreau, A veteran of the local and regional beauty queen circuit and some performances for Mayor Woody Dumas and Gov. Edwin Edwards, is tuning up her voice for a March recording session at Sea Saint Studios.
Gautreau has a voice that rivals Linda Rondstalt. She can hit highs, and push out notes that can only come from the gut ( or the heart , as she explains it ).
"I learned to sing from singing along with the record player," She explains. "So I can do 20 Singers (along with their different keys and styles), she added, explaining her range. Hoping to parlay her youth, good looks and good voice into one neat package. She says, that Linda and others better look out.
She had some trouble getting into her act due to a broken arm suffered in an automobile accident. She explains that the show must go on, commitments are to be kept.
The addition of Gautreau put the Bill Guess band into a different style of music and gave her a good background on which to highlight her vocal abilities.