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Deitra Farr (born August 1, 1957) is an American blues, soul and gospel singer-songwriter.

Life and career

She was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States, and Farr began singing in the mid-1970s with various soul bands. At the age of 18, Farr recorded the lead vocals on "You Won't Support Me", with the Chicago group Mill Street Depo. That song made the Top 100 R&B list with Cashbox magazine. She began singing the blues in the early 1980s. From 1993 to 1996, she was the lead singer for Mississippi Heat and recorded two albums with them, Learned the Hard Way and Thunder in my Heart.

In 1997, she released her first solo album titled The Search is Over, on the British record label, JSP Records.

In 2005, Farr released her second JSP album, Let It Go. The blues guitarist, Billy Flynn, played on Let It Go.

Since 1990, she has toured internationally, so far performing in over 30 countries. Farr is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, with a Bachelor's degree in journalism. She has a regular column called "Artist to Artist" in Living Blues magazine.