For twenty five years Dean Stevens has
delighted audiences of all ages throughout the
Americas. An exuberant performer of distinctive
style and wit, he combines an intricate, self-taught
guitar style with a versatile and expressive
singing voice. He has established himself as
a formidable creator and interpreter of a
wide spectrum of songs in English and Spanish.
His own material explores a variety of personal
and social topics, paints sketches of people and
places, celebrates the Earth, and
annoys the narrow minded.
Born and raised in Costa Rica, Dean Stevens
is a lifelong student of Latin America. He
learned Spanish at an early age, and readily
absorbed the musical and topical influences
of the region. He travels frequently to
Central America, and has become known
for his humanitarian efforts on behalf of
refugees returning to their homes
in El Salvador and Guatemala.
Dean Stevens has five highly acclaimed
recordings to his credit. His 2008 release,
"At Last" (Volcano Records),
breaks his thirteen year childrearing hiatus from recording, and is a collaboration with Studio engineer/producer Eric Kilburn. It features spectacular preformances from Aiofe O'Donovan, Kallett Epstein and Cicone (voices), Billy Novick (sax) and Ritt Henn (bass).