Dennis Spears' voice isn't just an instrument it's a continent; he sings of the rich earth of the south where the roots of the Blues and Jazz are deeply planted, of the lucid north where freedom of expression thrives, he deftly touches on the sharp sophistication of the east coast and the eclectic energy of the west, striking a common chord among us with every turn of phrase.
On his latest CD, Why Try to Change Me Now, Dennis Spears shows his soul on memorable oeuvres; After The Love Is Gone, Reverend Lee and Who Is He & What Is He To You? Reveals his heart on classic ballads; When October Goes, Here's To Life and Laughing On The Outside (Crying On The Inside) and displays his head for Jazz on; Pennies From Heaven, Caravan, Cloudburst and more. Dennis is a performer beyond compare, surrounded by the atmosphere provided by a handful of matchless musicians, he narrates a sonic history of travels down dusty side roads, nights in glimmering cities, and all of the enticing places passed through in between.
~ Criterion Jazz Review
Marissa "Misty" Dodge