Storm Seymour

Storm Seymour has performed solo, as a duet with a niece, and as a group with his brothers Curtis, Dwayne and Ira Dean as “White Swan.” The band White Swan was started to pay tribute to Grandma Sophia Seymour and a story about White Swan appeared in the December 1997 MC News issue, following the band’s being named Group of the Year at the Midwest Country News Avis Awards in 1996. When given the award, the brothers said “Grandma, this is for you. We miss you and love you very much,” and the award was shown to the heavens. The award was not the first to be received by White Swan; the group won other awards and appeared on stage with artists such as John Anderson, Dwight Yoakam, Diamond Rio, Michael Martin Murphy, Suzy Boggess and Pam Tillis. Storm also had the band Legend and also Dakota. He and his brothers grew up in a family where music always surrounded them and - - as the story told in 1997 - - their parents were responsible for them becoming involved with music (and they received support from other family members as well). Storm, musically self taught, who recalls plunking on his mother’s piano in their house (in Iowa), was inspired by Emmylou Harris, The Eagles, and Dan Fogelberg. He made his first appearance on stage with his father’s country band, then - - when he married Cheryl, both kept busy with his career which included performances and recording sessions for his albums. And he enjoyed performing in Care Centers, churches and for organizations such as the Kids With A Wish Foundation. Also in other places - - such as malls during the holiday season. Today Storm Seymour - - still making music and still residing in Iowa - - is also very busy with numerous other activities in life. He teaches during the day time hours and spends evenings helping out at home with his wife, Cheryl, and their children.