Nova Scotia, Canada
DeeDee Austin is a 16-year-old Indigenous singer/songwriter and member of the Abegweit First Nation. DeeDee’s infectious energy and authentic songwriting is bringing her recognition across the Maritimes.
Austin won 2022 MusicNS awards in two categories: Indigenous Artist of the Year and New Recording Artist of the Year. She was also nominated in two others. She 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.
In addition to Stanfest in 2023, this busy young artist has recently performed for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, the Halifax Jazz Fest, NS Mi’Kmaw Summer Games in Cape Breton and the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Fest.
“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!”