|Dean’s resume is long and speaks to his dedication to the
real blues and roots. The list of artists he has toured
and/or performed with is substantial and significant: Hubert
Sumlin, Kim Wilson, Junior Watson, Ronnie Earl, Big Jay
McNeely, Big Jack Johnson, Mark Hummel, Danny Russo, Lurrie
Bell, Otis Rush, David Maxwell, Greg Piccolo, Paul Oscher,
Steve Guyger, JB Lawson, Doug James, Floyd Phillips, Lonnie
Youngblood, Sax Gordon, Studebaker John, Eddie Shaw, Carl
Weathersby, Bob Margolin, Jesse Morrison, Cecil Brooks III,
Christian McBride, John Primer, Pat Tandy and many more.
Dean spent his formative years playing alongside blues
legend Hubert Sumlin for six years. Dean took Hubert's word
to heart when Hubert asked him to carry the music forward
and give it to others. In recent years, Dean has toured with
blues royalty such as Junior Watson and Mark Hummel, and is
currently a member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds.