When The Dean Brothers were inducted into the Syracuse Area Music Awards’ Hall of Fame in 2010, the band's official statement was that "It is a sweet and poignant recognition of our musical journey."
"Those were truly some of the happiest days of our lives because we were on a musical adventure that most people will never experience," John Dean said. "We learned some fundamental lessons of life during that time. We learned what it takes to run a business: it's teamwork, blood, sweat, sacrifice and tears. None of us would have traded that experience for anything in the world."
When the Red House theater asked the Dean Brothers to perform in 2011, it provided the perfect intimate venue for these veteran songwriters to play their original material, which was written over the past several decades.
Many of the songs have never been played in public. "Some of the tunes were originally imagined with accompaniment from fiddle and cello," said Holly Gregg, "and we are so thankful that we were able to present this show with the help of Caroline Manring Dean on Fiddle, Emily Dean on Cello and Ted Williams on Mandolin."
"We hope you will feel the energy and fun, as well as the depth of the music, harmonies and melodies that were presented on that magical December night in 2011," said Peter Dean.