Right now, I'm working on strategy for the release of my visual album and still getting settled into my new life in Western North Carolina.  You might catch me at the jams in Asheville singing early jazz (think Edith Piaf) or my own tunes.  I'm working on booking my musical to perform it with a live band for the first time.  Check back for updates, and if you have ideas for venues, I'm all rabbit ears.


Previous events


Debra is traveling to the Akron area to perform her original solo musical off-book and in costume for the first time. As a friend of Stephanie Serna and others from the Akron arts scene, she's decided to premiere Serious Rabbit in this amazing community.

7pm: doors open for drinks and appetizers 7:30pm: Stephanie Serna and friends--music 8:00-9:15 Debra performs her one woman musical Serious Rabbit (Sondheim meets Joni Mitchell) 9:15-9:30 Talk back 9:30-11:30 Party and bonfire RSVP required. $5-20 suggested donation at the door.

While Tricks are for kids, Serious Rabbit is for adults and soulful teenagers.

Please RSVP through Facebook (hit tickets link below).

Winter Solstice Concert

Throop Hall, 300 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

Please join us for an evening of awe and wonder as you are led on a journey from soulful introspection to happy togetherness involving beautiful music, dance, bits of story, and children's artwork!

The concert will begin in the sanctuary and will move to the Fellowship Hall, where dessert and spirited beverages will be served.

Debra Penberthy, Throop Board member and singer-songwriter, will lead the concert, which will include her original, neo-medieval chant based works, classical pieces, and popular songs (including the late, great Leonard Cohen). The line up includes Debra, Chris Payne (multi-focus percussion), Steve Thachuk (classical and electric guitar), Sarah Wass (flute), Jim Sullivan (bass clarinet), Josh Jerkosky (bass), Alan Ishii (piano), and Julia Schaeffer (modern dance).

The concert is FREE but a donation of $10 to $100 is suggested. Proceeds will benefit the historic Throop Building Fund. Payment accepted by cash, check, and credit card.

The Anna Brome Room

Art Share LA, 801 4th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90013

A delightfully eclectic variety show featuring some of LA's finest musicians, poets, artists, and writers. Alan Ishii--fabulous pianist and singer, is tonight's host. Fellow performers include comedian Ricky Luna, singer-songwriter Robbie McDonald, electronic musician Sean Sarah, poet Lida Harris, drag queen Princess Poodlepoo, and the French duo Boudoir (Arnelly Yons and Remi Auclair). Come out and join us!

Debra's Rock Musical "Serious Rabbit"

Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Debra is writing a rock opera called Serious Rabbit! Come out to the first full-length workshop production of Serious Rabbit, the world' first solo rabbit musical! You will play a key role in the development of this piece, as there will be a talk-back session after the show. Show runs about 70 minutes. See you there!

Age limit: All ages

I'm honored to be part of The Factory's music celebration during CicLAvia! My set will be a solo preview of Serious Rabbit, my new rock musical in which I am a rabbit! CicLAvia is a pro-cycling event catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation and good health through car-free streets. Its an experience, not a race! The Factory is a wonderful salon/venue, and they are hosting an all-day (9-6) music/art event. It will feature Live Art by Germ Izm & Pablo Damas and Music by Infinity Babes, Grondle, Gerard Meraz, Don Guapo Jacobs, ILL COM, Chris Vargas, The Automatic Knives and Debra Penberthy. Full event info here. https://www.facebook.com/events/1606245249623687/

Age limit: All ages


Debra at the Apothecary Gallery

Apothecary Gallery, 565 W 2nd St Unit 1, Pomona, CA 91766

Playing two sets with a full band of fabulous musicians at this sweet spot in Pomona! Fantastic artwork on the walls by a local artist and handcrafted foodie food by Megan Samaniego. Debra Penberty, vocals and keys; Tim Kobza and Ben Davis, guitars; Ross Garren on harmonica, Chris Hackman, upright and electric bass; and Logan Webb Shrewsbury, Drums

Age limit: All ages