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Bio: (SINGER-SONGWRITER GUITARIST - AMERICANA - GYPSY JAZZ - CIRCUS SWING)
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Originally from New York, accomplished singer/songwriter/guitarist Dean Johanesen has made his home in many parts of the US including, Indiana, Nevada, Georgia and no...See Full Bio
“Bradenton-based Dean Johanesen has worked the Tampa Bay scene so hard and for so long that we consider him one of our own. He’s taken a surprising turn in the few years since he dissolved The Human Condition to go the solo singer-songwriter route. “I’d been at it for almost 10 years with different people coming and going,” Johanesen said in a recent interview. “After the last lineup started falling apart, I thought I’d pursue the solo thing, which would give me more options to change direction musically, tour a lot more and try something different.” He’s spiced up his repertoire of acoustic guitar-driven fare with a sonic palette that calls on Spanish rumba-style instrumentals, speakeasy-era Americana, and swinging hot club jazz dosed in circus tent hues. In addition to original material, his sets are studded with perfectly executed covers of songs like Django Reinhardt’s “Minor Swing”...”