...Wildfires in the hills and canyons of Los Angeles, radio ghosts, the road, redemption, Elvis, the moon, Robert Johnson, small town New England life and of course, love and all of its entanglements. These are the themes one can expect from this well traveled, seasoned songwriter and his prolific song writing partner, lyricist George Wardwell.
A member of the Atlantic Records folk-rock group Devonsquare for more than 27 years and now a powerful solo artist, Tom possesses the perfect voice and guitar style to bring his character rich songs to life in an intimate performance setting. ..Tom is a veteran of the singer songwriter scene. The list of artists he has shared the stage and recorded with looks like a who's who of the music business. (Bonnie Raitt, Joan Armatrading, Steven Stills, Suzanne Vega - just to name a few) He has toured constantly for the last 15 years as a singer, songwriter, arranger, guitarist and sometimes producer for the successful folk-rock trio, Atlantic Records recording artists... Devonsquare. With songs like "Walking On Ice", "Straightaway", "If You Could See Me Now" and many more, his voice, guitar, songs and arrangements were instrumental in shaping that classic Devonsquare sound.
..Tom's 1999 album "Your Own Backyard" distinguishes him as a premier songwriter and singer. With the help of longtime friend and producer Peter Gallway, Tom has put together a moving collection of songs and a stellar backing band with such notables as Shawn Pelton on drums (Shawn Colvin) Jeff Pevar on guitar (CPR, Rickie Lee Jones, Donald Fagen) and Michael Viscegliaon bass (Suzanne Vega).
"Pennies" the new CD from Tom is now available at www.cdbaby.com/tomdean2
Indie Music.com Review
..Tom Dean is the folk musician's folk musician. He writes and produces his own stuff, He has played with Bonnie Raitt, Joan Armatrading, Steven Stills, and Suzanne Vega. He has toured for the past 15 years, and is a member of Atlantic Records' folk-rock trio, Devonsquare. It's the same skills that he brings to all the other venues that you'll find all over the place in "Your Own Backyard." And that's what makes it one of my top choices for male folk album in my vast CD collection.