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Jesse Dean and Left of Center / Bio

North West Arkansas's Groove!! Old soul Rock n Roll with a heavy blues influence- powerhouse 3 piece band "Left of Center" - Jesse Dean-guitar/vox, Vince Turner-bass/vox, Kevin Bonner-drums/vox, --{}-- Huge energy, and always lots of fun, playin rock/blues/jam/other with Originals including, "Outta my Head" - "Lost in Oklahoma" - "pond water spigot" - "what words can't say" - "unforgettable experience" and many more from Jesse and Vince...while throwing a groovy twist on an astounding collection of covers including, "Have you ever seen the rain" (CCR) "Sultans of swing"(Dire straights) "more than one way home" (Keb Mo)- "I know a little"(lynyrd skynyrd) "straight on"(heart), "Doctor my Eyes" (Jackson Browne) the list goes on and on!!! "we throw our authentic style on all the songs we play!" We connect with the People! "the music moves people" @urbanmagazine - "rich and bluesy" @urbanmagazine -

Jesse Dean-
From the Woods of Winslow Arkansas, born and raised in a house of Music- His father began to lead him down this musical journey at birth-- Learning the piano by the ripe old age of 3, it was certain music ran through his veins. Hearing sounds such as ragtime, boogie, Blues, Do wop, and some good ole Rock N Roll, he began progressing into other instruments such as Guitar, drums, banjo, etc.. Groovin pick-up jams around Winslow became a common occurrence, "there was always music being played around town, you just had to know where to look" , which began shaping him into the musician brought into his first road band scene at 18 with Quinntalkin (3years), The best Top 40 Country band in NWA at the time, opening up for bands such as "Exile" and playing surrounding festivals including "Winfest" "Tontitown Grape Festival"- among many more-- the direction was set- "They taught me so much about music, regarding the basics of living on the road, and playing as a group, i owe much of my chops to the Quinntalkin boys!" Runnin through many other projects over the short years after, (Township 13, Undecided Band), to name a couple, and sitting in with other groups around the area, Left of Center was Born- An authentic view of music-- "a steady groove we pocket along the way- expressing energy in such a way, that allows us to follow a simple trail that is carved and maintained by the people---- for the people create- and we casually relate, it's a treasure worth giving-"

-Vince Turner-
Born and raised in Stilwell, Ok, now living in Winslow He has been in various bands til 85', He then began his journey with the "Turner Brothers" from 85'-88' then groovin In "Earls Garage from 89'-95' -- 01'-12'-- Left of Center 09'-present.
"Kevin and I have known and played together for almost 30 years," they have shared the stage the whole time- Vince is a very talented musician, as well as a writer. He plays guitar and bass proficiently, not to mention, drums, keys, trombone etc.. "Music was always in our family, my dad played, also my older brothers (Ken and Stan) whom i give credit for my ability, desire, musical influence, and inspiration." "I can't imagine a life without music"

-Kevin Bonner-
Native Arkansas Kevin Carl Bonner, after a brief residency in San Diego, CA, grew up in small town, Arkansas. Having received from his cousins his first pair of drumsticks at the wee age of 3, drums and all things percussion were a part and parcel of his life. A 25-year veteran of the NWA music scene since the late 1980s, and having played stages and stadiums (yes, he also marched for the Arkansas Razorbacks) all over the South, including stops on Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee with Arkansas’ own The Cate Brothers and Earl’s Garage to opening slots for rock maven Pat Benatar, guitar virtuoso Johnny Winter, pop sensation Gavin Degraw, alt rocker Kelly Deal (the Breeders) and Black Oak Arkansas, Kevin brings that experience and a “let’s play, have fun” attitude to Left of Center, laying sweet harmony vocals and “play for the song” grooves right down the middle of the music.

General Info

Band Members
Jesse Dean, Vince Turner, Kevin Bonner
Artist Name
Jesse Dean and Left of Center
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/jessedean11
Genres
Americana / Rock / blues

Contact Info

Location
Winslow, AR

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