Christopher Dean was born Aug 1973 and is a NJ native but resides in Freemansburg,PA as of 2007. He has been touring since 1997 fulltime as a traveling blues/soul musician. He started playing guitar at age 15 and studied various styles of blues and soul guitar after high school in 1992.Early influences Charlie Patton,BB King ,Magic Sam.Later David Ruffin,Al Green ,Sarah Vaughn. Formed the Christopher Dean Band 1995 and started working the hardcore blues area in Newark,Elizabeth, Plainfiled NJ mostly . Was recommended to Big Jack Johnson agent /manager Hooter Saslaff and joined Big Jack and The Oilers in Jan 1997.For next 3 years toured worldwide and recorded 2 highly acclaimed blues cds with Big Jack.”All The Way Back,(98) Roots Stew (2000).Re started the Christopher Dean Band early 2000 and recorded several cds since then including: Three Times A Fool ( Johnny Rawls Deep South Sound)03. Where I Need To Be (2007;Lost World Music , What I Need (Lost World Music;2010) and April 2014 release, “Call Me Later” is the latest release.The cds all got great reviews from blues and soul publications alike .They have toured non stop since 2000 180 days /year and have played many special concerts ,clubs and events during that time.Including American Music Fest ( Harrisburg) Central PA Arts Fest ,The Kennedy Center DC and BB Kings NYC.Joining Christopher in the band is David Foti (Brother on bass ,who also toured with Big Jack Johnson for 3 years)Chip Dixon on drums ( Black Widow Band ,who was house band at Mannys Car Wash back in the day) and James White on sax( Gas House Gorillas etc.The band also will be featuring Nicole Clark from Miami ,Fl for select shows in 2014.Shes an incredible singer and adds to the soulfulness of the band. They cover everything from Marvin Gaye ,Chuck Berry , Al Green ,Kool and The Gang to BB King as well as originals . The band plays the crowd.4 vocals .Everybody in this band can and does sing .Its a deeper more soulful sound than your ordinary blues band .Check out some samples or catch a show. Hope to see you
The Christopher Dean Band
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September 2, 2017 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm America/New York Timezone
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