Island singer/songwriter wants to inspire through her music
Islander Lyda Plummer knew from a very young age what she was destined to do with her life.
“There was never a doubt in my mind that I wanted to write, sing and perform my own songs around the entire world,” Plummer, a singer/songwriter and guitarist, said. “The very first concert I ever went to was Jessica Simpson and Kelly Clarkson at the Houston Rodeo and ever since that moment, I knew I wanted to perform for crowds like that.”
Plummer, 20, has been writing her own music for years. But it wasn’t until 2012 that she decided she was ready to go out with her guitar and perform her original tunes. Since then, Plummer has performed at island venues, including Yaga’s Cafe, Mod Coffeehouse, Zack’s Mac Shack, Saengerfest Park and Nick’s Kitchen and Beach Bar. She also opened for alternative rock band Page 9 at Acadia Bar & Grill in Houston.
After seeing pop/soul artist Andy Grammer in concert in 2012, she realized through his song “Lunatic” that she also could have this crazy dream of making it as a vocalist/artist and turn it into a reality. She has met Grammer four times and worked selling merchandise for him at his last concert at Fitzgerald’s in Houston.
“Andy Grammer is literally my biggest inspiration when it comes to music,” Plummer said. “He had this crazy idea that he could make it in this industry despite what anyone says, and he inspired me to believe that I too can do it as well.”
Plummer, who is studying political science at Galveston College, also credits other musical inspirations, including acoustic singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat and alternative pop band One Republic.
Plummer’s musical style is inspired by living on the island. She credits Galveston for influencing her beachy/folk sound. She also shares her faith through her music, inspiring people through her lyrics.
“Lyda approaches her songs with a sense of realness that many can relate to,” her friend and fellow musician Deno Marquee said. “She writes about situations that have impacted her in some way, which gives her listeners something to feel and not just to dance to.”
After a show last year at Saengerfest Park in the island’s downtown, Plummer connected with producer and musician Chris Durbin, who has been very influential in her career. Durbin will produce her demo/EP, which will be out at year’s end.
Plummer’s ultimate goal is to travel the world performing and sharing her message and inspiring others through her lyrics, she said.
“At the end of the day, I just want others to take something away from my music other than the entertainment factor,” she said. “I want to inspire other people through my music, either bringing them to God or making them believe in themselves enough to follow their dreams and share a positive message.”
For bookings, contact Plummer at email@example.com or connect with her on social media @LydaKatPlummer and download her music for a free streaming on YouTube and soundcloud under “Lyda Plummer.”