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Dean Johanesen / Blog

Dean Johanesen - April 16th-22nd 2018

Howdy Folks! I hope you all had a great weekend. I enjoyed the shows this week in St. Pete, on the Key, out on Holmes Beach and over in Lakeland. I had a chance to throw in some older original songs a couple newer covers as well as a new original I have been working on. I have another busy week coming up so I will get to the attitude of gratitude here… THANK YOU To The Venues - The Hub Baja Grill, USF St. Pete., The Cottage, The Freckled Fin & Fresco’s To The Artists - Another note of thanks to Dan Signor for the introductions at the Freckled Fin which lead to this last weeks show. My thanks to Jerry Escobedo for stopping by the Fresco’s Saturday night as well, it’s always an honor to have other musicians stop by the live shows.

To you - Thanks to everyone that made it out to the live shows this past week. I appreciate the support from the new folks who signed the mailing list as well as the friends who continue to make it out to see me live. Thank you all very much. THIS WEEK Mon Apr 16 @ 12 PM - The Hub Baja Grill - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/574374269594848/ Tues Apr 17 @ 7 PM - The Cottage - Sarasota https://www.facebook.com/events/352557155231059/ Thurs Apr 19 @ 12 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/323264961411749/ Fri Apr 20 @ 7:30 PM - Darwin's Brewing Co. - Bradenton https://www.facebook.com/events/161852971191223/ FRIDAY - BRADENTON SHOW - DARWINS BREWING This weekend I am back Darwin’s Brewing in Bradenton from 7:30-10pm. This is the only venue I play in the Bradenton area so I hope you can swing by this Friday night for the show. Great beer here and the staff is awesome to work with. No cover, all ages live music and great beer. I would love to see some of my Bradenton and Sarasota friends out for this one, I hope you can make it. 24 HOUR MEN GIGS The 24 Hour Men and I have a few gigs coming up over the next couple months. I wanted to mention these shows in case you have a chance to come out ad see the group. * Friday June 1st - The Freckled Fin will be having us out on Holmes Beach from 8pm-12am. * Saturday June 30th We will be back at Mango Bistro in Englewood from 6:45-9:45pm. * SPEAKEASY NIGHT - Friday July 13th will be the next Speakeasy Night at Hideaway Café. More details to come on all of these shows and we hope to have our live CD out in the next month or two. I will keep you all posted. SIGNING OFF Alright, that should do it for this week. I hope to see you out at one of the live shows on Siesta Key or in Bradenton this week. Much love and thanks for your support - Dean Web - www.deanjohanesen.com FB - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dean-Johanesen/229941070433735 Godin Guitar Endorsement - http://www.godinguitars.com/godinwhatsnew.html I-TUNES - https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/dean-johanesen/id283543096 CD BABY MUSIC STORE - https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/DeanJohanesen PANDORA - http://www.pandora.com/dean-johanesen Instagram - http://instagram.com/deanjohanesen# Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/djohanesen/videos Twitter - https://twitter.com/deanjohanesen Clayton Endorsement Page - http://www.steveclayton.com/blog/a-f/dean-johanesen/ ICEpodz - www.icepodz.com

Dean Johanesen - Siesta Key, Holmes Beach & Lakeland

Hello friends,

I hope you all had a great weekend.

I had a fairly busy week but managed to have a little time off as well as give my Honda Pilot (aka Scarlet, aka the Pilot’s Lounge) some TLC with an oil change and tire rotation and a bit of work on the brakes. Thanks as always to Shepherd’s Tire Pros for their great work at keeping the gig mobile on the road.

If you need any vehicle maintenance or repairs done in the Bradenton area, I highly recommend these guys.

Anyway, a busy week coming up but I will get to the attitude of gratitude before sharing what I have coming up.

THANK YOU

To The Venues - The Cottage, The Sarasota Framers Market & Grove Roots Brewing.

To The Artists - Thanks to Joe of Duende for joining me at the market this weekend.

To you - Thanks to everyone that stopped by the live shows this weekend.

Special thanks to - Michele and Brett for brining so many folks out to see me at Grove Roots Brewing this weekend. I really appreciate the support, singing along to the songs and for spreading the word to your friends and family. Thank you guys very much!

THIS WEEK

Mon Apr 9 @ 12 PM - The Hub Baja Grill - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/1677915192295061/

Mon Apr 9 @ 6 PM - USF St. Pete - Private event - email me at djohanesen@gmail.com for info on booking me at your next event.

Wed Apr 11 @ 7 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/348586858984190/

Thurs Apr 12th @ 12 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/185961475526669/

Thurs Apr 12 @ 6 PM - The Freckled Fin - Holmes Beach https://www.facebook.com/events/203175473783882/

Sat Apr 14 @ 9 PM - FRESCOS - Lakeland https://www.facebook.com/events/357207858124154/

FRECKLED FIN

This Thursday I will be at The Freckled Fin at their new venue out on Holmes Beach. It will be my first gig out here and my first solo show in some time out that way.

For more information on the new venue and location, check out their web site here - http://www.freckledfin.com/.

If all goes well this will become a somewhat regular show for me and we may be working the band into this venue as well. Building on the turn out will certainly help out

This gig runs from 6-10pm so I may be digging through a lot of tunes in the catalogue. If you happen to be free Thursday night and can stop by at some point, I would love to see you out there and could use the support as well.

SIGNING OFF

Alright, that will do it for this week. I hope to see you down on Siesta Key, out on Holmes Beach and over in Lakeland this week and weekend.

Thank you all for the friendship and support.

Much love - Dean Web - www.deanjohanesen.com FB - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dean-Johanesen/229941070433735 Godin Guitar Endorsement - http://www.godinguitars.com/godinwhatsnew.html I-TUNES - https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/dean-johanesen/id283543096 CD BABY MUSIC STORE - https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/DeanJohanesen PANDORA - http://www.pandora.com/dean-johanesen Instagram - http://instagram.com/deanjohanesen# Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/djohanesen/videos Twitter - https://twitter.com/deanjohanesen Clayton Endorsement Page - http://www.steveclayton.com/blog/a-f/dean-johanesen/ ICEpodz - www.icepodz.com

LIVE dates April 2018

Here is the full list of shows coming up this month…

Tues Apr 3 @ 7 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/177714532862643/

Thurs Apr 5 @12 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/207033026728880/

Sat Apr 7 @ 9:30 AM - Duende at Sarasota Framers Market https://www.facebook.com/events/2010400365950022/

Sat Apr 7 @ 7 PM - Grove Roots Brewing - Winter Haven https://www.facebook.com/events/2023073421350313/

Mon Apr 9 @ 12 PM - The Hub Baja Grill - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/1677915192295061/

Mon Apr 9 @ 6 PM - USF St. Pete

Wed Apr 11 @ 7 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/348586858984190/

Thurs Apr 12th @ 12 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/185961475526669/

Thurs Apr 12 @ 6 PM - The Freckled Fin - Holmes Beach https://www.facebook.com/events/203175473783882/

Sat Apr 14 @ 9 PM - FRESCOS - Lakeland https://www.facebook.com/events/357207858124154/

Mon Apr 16 @ 12 PM - The Hub Baja Grill - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/574374269594848/

Tues Apr 17 @ 7 PM - The Cottage - Sarasota https://www.facebook.com/events/352557155231059/

Thurs Apr 19 @ 12 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/323264961411749/

Fri Apr 20 @ 7:30 PM - Darwin's Brewing Co. - Bradenton https://www.facebook.com/events/161852971191223/

Wed Apr 25 @ 7 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/353816425104806/

Thurs Apr 26 @ 12 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/810590315798181/

Thurs Apr 26 @ 6 PM - The Freckled Fin - Holmes Beach https://www.facebook.com/events/2055444061362852/

Fri Apr 27 @ 7:30 PM - Stirling Wine - Dunedin https://www.facebook.com/events/210843062843330/

Sat Apr 28 @ 10:30 AM - Bradenton Farmers' Market - Bradenton https://www.facebook.com/events/374403489709142/

Sat Apr 28 @ 5 PM - The Brew Hub - Lakeland https://www.facebook.com/events/164654874251851/

Mon Apr 30 @ 12 PM - The Hub Baja Grill - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/1774749045917434/

Dean Johanesen - March 19 - 25 - 2018

Hello friends!

I hope the last couple of weeks have been good to you. I am delayed a week with the email so my apologies for that, but it has been a bit busy with the class schedule, 24 Hour Men practice, my Siesta Key schedule etc.

I have a pretty busy schedule this week and I am looking forward to getting back Dunedin at Stirling Wine this weekend as well as the Bradenton Market. More on that after the following attitude of gratitude…

THANK YOU

To The Venues - The Hub, The Cottage, Cafe in the Park - Sarasota, FRESCOS & The Tampa Downtown Partnership for having Mark and I out for an event this past Friday.

To The Artists - Thanks to Lulo Reinhardt for the performance at Fogartyville on the 11th. Lulo is “the great-nephew of jazz legend Django Reinhardt.” Stephen Bennett- Marek Pasieczny- and Michael Chapdelaine also performed.

I got a chance to meet Lulo after the show and he took time to talk to me for a good bit. I have at least one shot of us on the Instagram page at this link - https://www.instagram.com/p/BgNnhkAl21x/?hl=en&taken-by=deanjohanesen

Thanks to Mark from the 24 Hour Men for joining me for the TDP gig this past weekend. We are with the trio at Mango Bistro in Englewood March 31st.

Here is the event page in advance for that one - https://www.facebook.com/events/277492682783965/

To you - Thanks to everyone that was able to make it out to the shows the past couple of weeks. Thanks also for all the birthday well wishes on FB the week of the 7th too.

Speaking of, special thanks to Julie and Nat for the tickets to see Lulo Reinhardt and the other great guitarists on the line up at Fogartyville on the 11th. Julie snagged these tickets for Penny and I for my birthday knowing ho much I love the Reinhardt music and name.

THIS WEEK

Mon Mar 19 - 12 PM The Hub Baja Grill - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/177830806324410/

Tue Mar 20 - 7 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/366835513797210/

Thu Mar 22 - 12 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/173332216723881/

Fri Mar 23 - 7:30 PM - Stirling Wine - Dunedin https://www.facebook.com/events/174930666482234/

Sat Mar 24 - 10:30 AM - Bradenton Farmers' Market - Bradenton https://www.facebook.com/events/1292358544242184/

Sun Mar 24 - Private event - Email me at djohanesen@gmail.com for info on how to book me for your next party, house concert, wedding etc.

COMING UP

Here is a look at a couple special shows I have coming up to wrap up this month:

Tue Mar 27 - 7 PM - The Blue Rooster - Sarasota https://www.facebook.com/events/396810404078470/

Sat Mar 31 - 6:45 PM - Mango Bistro - w/ Dean Johaneen & the 24 Hour Men https://www.facebook.com/events/277492682783965/ ¬ SIGNING OFF

Alright, I have to run to my Monday afternoon gig here in a bit so I will wrap things up. It will be a busy week this week with a lot happening on the key as well as my monthly spots in Dunedin and Bradenton.

I look forward to seeing you all out there this week and weekend.

Much love and thanks for your support and friendship !![:{)> - Dean

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Dean Johanesen - March 7-11 - 2018

Hello friends!

I hope you are al having a great week so far. I am a bit late with the weekly but I wanted to send it out before this weekend as I have shows in Sarasota and Lakeland I am really looking forward to.

I will get to the schedule after the following…

THANK YOU

To The Venues - The Cottage, Blue Marlin AMI, SRQ Farmers, Mermaid Tavern, 1933 Pub & Grill, Ella’s & The Hub Baja Grill.

To The Artists - thanks to Jack Sprouse for opening the Mermaid Tavern show. Jack is in a group called Band of Sorrows. Check them out if you get a chance.

Thanks also to Trevor Bystrom fro the invite to perform at Blue Marlin. Michael Weiss was also on that bill and I we had a great time catching up and performing together.

Special thanks to Rick Quimby for making it out to Blue Marlin. My thanks to my good friend Anson for stopping by Mermaid Tavern too. Anson is a super talented multi-instrumentalist and he is currently playing mandolin for Ban dof Sorrows so go see them.

Finally my thanks to Dan Signor and his band for putting on a great show at the new Freckled Fin out on Holmes Beach. That venue looks and sounds really good and the Irish theme reminded me of my early days of gigging at Buckley’s in Southampton. I hope to be brining the trio out for a show there soon.

To you - I saw a lot of good friends out at the gigs this past week and weekend and I thank you very sincerely for the support. I had a busy week so it was hard for me to feel I was at 100% for all of the shows, but I thank you very much for being there and I hope you enjoyed it all as much as I enjoyed seeing and spending a bit of time with you.

THIS WEEK

I am already 2 shows down this week and I am finally getting a chance to let you know what I have going on.

Here is this weeks live music schedule:

Thu Mar 8 - 12 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/160418801427547/

Fri Mar 9 - 7:30 PM - Cafe in the Park - Sarasota https://www.facebook.com/events/181349295812389/

Sat Mar 10 - 9 PM - FRESCOS - Lakeland https://www.facebook.com/events/174064086549150/

If you would like another look at the full month, I have the March calendar and links to all the events posted on my FB music page here - https://www.facebook.com/deanjohanesen/photos/a.240716629356179.54854.229941070433735/1675118079249353/?type=1&theater

MIXING

I was back in the studio this past Monday night and I have another session on Thursday this week. We have just about all of the songs mixed for the new record and we are down to fine tuning at this point.

If you want a snapshot at of the session I had Monday night, check out the Instagram link here that features a section of the vocal tracks we were working on. Rebecca Zapen and I are singing on this original tune of mine called It Was Beauty That Killed the Beast - https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf_LiYEBPeK/?hl=en&taken-by=deanjohanesen

I will try to post another video clip from Thursdays session. Stay tuned… SIGNING OFF

Alright, That will just about do it for this week. I really hope some of you can make it out to Café in The Park in Sarasota Friday. I only play SRQ every once in a while and a weekend night down there is super rare for me.

Also, I always look forward to the Fresco’s gigs. They are falling on 2nd Saturdays now, so mark your calendars for those shows as it is just about the only place I play in Lakeland.

Thank you all for the friendship and support. I hope you have a great rest of the week and weekend too.

Much love - Dean

Web - www.deanjohanesen.com FB - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dean-Johanesen/229941070433735 Godin Guitar Endorsement - http://www.godinguitars.com/godinwhatsnew.html I-TUNES - https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/dean-johanesen/id283543096 CD BABY MUSIC STORE - https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/DeanJohanesen PANDORA - http://www.pandora.com/dean-johanesen Instagram - http://instagram.com/deanjohanesen# Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/djohanesen/videos

Dean Johanesen - March 2018

Howdy folks and happy last week of February!

I hope you all had a great weekend. I was pretty slammed this past week and wrapped up the weekend with 3 gigs on Saturday alone. Whew!

I feel very fortunate to have the support of the venues I work with as well as booking folks who bring me in for special events etc. In keeping with this theme, let me to get to my attitude of gratitude so I can start sharing some info on my show schedule coming up…

THANK YOU

To The Venues - The Hub Baja Grill, The Cottage, The Straz, Bradenton Farmers' Market Heights Unites Music and Arts Fest, Brew Bus Brewing & Brew Hub….a lot of brewing stuff happening Saturday. ☺

To The Artists - I was primarily wrapped up in solo shows this past week but I did play the Heights Unites event Saturday mid day and enjoyed sets buy Mountain Holler and some of a group called Kings of Denmark. Check these folks out if you get a chance.

To you - My thanks to all of you for making it out to the show and for keeping in touch online as well as sharing event pages etc. I really appreciate you all very much!

MARCH

Thu Mar 1 - 12 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/1489786047817859/

Thu Mar 1 - 7 PM - Blue Marlin AMI - Anna Maria Island TTYS (Songwriters Round) Trevor Bystrom, Dean Johanesen, and Michael Weiss https://www.facebook.com/events/330590340680794/

Sat Mar 3 - 9:30 AM - Duende at the SRQ Farmers Market - Sarasota https://www.facebook.com/events/2118434388389739/

Sat Mar 3 - 12 PM - Mermaid Tavern - New Deck Grand Opening W/ Jack Sprouse (12-2pm) and Dean Johanesen (2:30-4:30pm) https://www.facebook.com/events/1992644050950058/

Sat Mar 3 - 8 PM - 1933 Pub & Grill - Clearwater https://www.facebook.com/events/163275667631691/

Sun Mar 4 - 12 PM - Wedding event at Ella’s - Tampa Email me at djohanesen@gmail.com for info on how to book me fro your next event

Mon Mar 5 - 12 PM - The Hub Baja Grill - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/188095561778060/

Tue Mar 6 - 7 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/180455272682454/

Thu Mar 8 - 12 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/160418801427547/

Fri Mar 9 - 7:30 PM - Cafe in the Park - Sarasota https://www.facebook.com/events/181349295812389/

Sat Mar 10 - 9 PM - FRESCOS - Lakeland https://www.facebook.com/events/174064086549150/

Wed Mar 14 - 7 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/204890340256345/

Thu Mar 15 - 12 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/174683259829562/

Mon Mar 19 - 12 PM The Hub Baja Grill - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/177830806324410/

Tue Mar 20 - 7 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/366835513797210/

Thu Mar 22 - 12 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/173332216723881/

Fri Mar 23 - 7:30 PM - Stirling Wine - Dunedin https://www.facebook.com/events/174930666482234/

Sat Mar 24 - 10:30 AM - Bradenton Farmers' Market - Bradenton https://www.facebook.com/events/1292358544242184/

Sun Mar 24 - Private event - Email me at djohanesen@gmail.com for info on how to book me for your next party, house concert, wedding etc.

Tue Mar 27 - 7 PM - The Blue Rooster - Sarasota https://www.facebook.com/events/396810404078470/

Wed Mar 28 - 7 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/1814973832136475/

Thu Mar 29 - 12 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/346003285885379/

Sat Mar 31 - 6:45 PM - Mango Bistro - w/ Dean Johaneen & the 24 Hour Men https://www.facebook.com/events/277492682783965/

SIGNING OFF

That will do it for this edition of the weekly. I hope to see some of you out at the shows this week. Much love and thanks for your support - Dean

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Dean Johanesen 2/13-2/19 - 2018

Howdy Folks,

I hope you all had a great weekend.

I have a another big week coming up here so I will get right to the attitude of gratitude…

THANK YOU

To The Venues - The Hub Baja Grill, Mid Century Porch Party, Mr. Dunderbaks, Hideaway Café & FRESCOS.

To The Artists - Abe Partridge & Joshua Reilly.

To you - A very sincere thanks to everyone that showed up at The Hideaway café this past Friday. I really appreciated the support for that show very much.

THIS WEEK

Feb 13 - Tues @ 6 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/176625329613287/

Feb 14 - Wed @ 6 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/166078330837758/

Feb 15 - Thurs @ 12 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/434696343642115/

Feb 16 - Private event in Tampa - email me at djohanesen@gmail.com if you’d like to schedule a house concert or private party at your home.

Feb 17 - Sat @ 12 PM - (our set is at 2pm) Arts Festival Performance / Jason Baker & Mark Pezzo - Ft. Meade - Event Page TBM

Feb 18 - Sun @ 7 PM - The Hub Baja Grill - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/402166956871781/

Feb 19 - Mon @ 12 PM - The Hub Baja Grill - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/676947969360982/

ZEN RECORDING

I was back in studio today for another mix session at Zen Recording. We are getting pretty close to being done with the record. I think we have 2 more tunes to wrap up and then I will put the whole record through a final listening phase and see if there is anything else I need to address.

If you want to hear a quick clip of one of the songs we worked on last week, check out this link from my Instagram page - https://www.instagram.com/p/Be9Jh0eBLQY/?hl=en&taken-by=deanjohanesen

This one features my friend Gram Rea from MS on violin. I met Gram at the MS Songwriter Festival a few years ago and he sat in with me on a few songs at a guitar pull. I decided to ask him to play on a few tracks for this record and you’ll get to hear a sample of his work on that link.

COMING UP

I know my reach is limited this week as far as where the gigs are, but I will be at the following next weekend to get out to some more of your locations:

Feb 23 - Fri @ 6 PM - Live and Local at the Straz - Tampa https://www.facebook.com/events/200488177355064/

Feb 24 - Sat @ 10:30 AM - Bradenton Farmers' Market - Bradenton https://www.facebook.com/events/1509005219216593/

Feb 24 - Sat @ 6 PM - Brew Hub - Lakeland https://www.facebook.com/events/795615383981113/

SIGNING OFF

Alright, I think that will do it for this week. I hope to see you out on Siesta Key and over in Ft. Meade this week and weekend.

Much love and thank you all very much for your support.

Sincerely - Dean

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Dean Johanesen - February 2018

Howdy friends and Happy February to you all. I am getting ready to head to Tampa in a minute here for a radio spot on WMNF at around 5pm and then the Rock The Park gig is happening tonight at Curtis Hixon with Badda Skat Band and When Particles Collide. I will be playing this event with the boys in the 24 Hour Men so I am really looking forward to the show. Here is the full list of dates and places I will be performing in February. THIS MONTH Feb 1 - Thurs - @ 4 PM - WMNF 88.5 FM - w/ Amy Snider - Tampa https://www.facebook.com/events/535698360150129/

Feb 1 - Thurs @ 6:30 PM - Rock the Park Tampa - w/The 24 Hour Men - Tampa https://www.facebook.com/events/151351942167813/

Feb 3 - Sat @ 9:30am - Sarasota Farmers Market w/ Duende - Sarasota https://www.facebook.com/events/741605672703243/

Feb 4 - Sun @ 7 PM - The Hub Baja Grill - Super Bowl Sunday - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/2084133865150036/

Feb 5 - Mon @ 12 PM - The Hub Baja Grill - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/300686863788017/

Feb 6 - Tues @ 7:30 PM - Mid Century Porch Party- St. Pete https://www.facebook.com/events/1985899484983485/

Feb 7 - Wed @ 8 PM - Mr. Dunderbaks - Tampa https://www.facebook.com/events/181570412442323/

Feb 9 - Fri @ 8 PM - Hideaway Café w/ Abe Partridge & Joshua Reilly - St Pete https://www.facebook.com/events/401991886921859/

Feb 10 - Sat @ 2 PM - Stirling Wine Market w/ The 24 Hour Men - Dunedin https://www.facebook.com/events/397055590717891/

Feb 10 - Sat @ 9 PM - FRESCOS - Lakeland https://www.facebook.com/events/195258161210572/

Feb 13 - Tues @ 6 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/176625329613287/

Feb 14 - Wed @ 6 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/166078330837758/

Feb 15 - Thurs @ 12 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/434696343642115/

Feb 17 - Sat @ 12 PM - Arts Festival Performance / Jason Baker & Mark Pezzo - Ft. Meade Event Page TBM

Feb 18 - Sun @ 7 PM - The Hub Baja Grill - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/402166956871781/

Feb 19 - Mon @ 12 PM - The Hub Baja Grill - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/676947969360982/

Feb 20 - Tues @ 6 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/176625329613287/

Feb 22 - Thurs @ 12 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/2035306940091282/

Feb 23 - Fri @ 6 PM - Live and Local at the Straz - Tampa https://www.facebook.com/events/200488177355064/

Feb 24 - Sat @ 10:30 AM - Bradenton Farmers' Market - Bradenton https://www.facebook.com/events/1509005219216593/

Feb 24 - Sat @ 6 PM - Brew Hub - Lakeland https://www.facebook.com/events/795615383981113/

Feb 28 - Wed @ 6 PM - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/863333073845437/

SIGNING OFF

Alright, that will do it for now. I know that is a lot to take in so I will be sending a smaller update next week and filling you in on some of the studio sessions recently as well as some of the ones I have coming up too.

Thank you all - much love - Dean !![:{)>

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Dean Johanesen - Jan 14 - Jan 21

Hello friends.

I hope you all had a great weekend.

I have a couple of local shows this week on Siesta Key and then a benefit show at the Polk Theater in Lakeland. You know, the theater Elvis performed at in 1956. Whaaaaat!!!

More info to come on the benefit and that show after the following attitude of gratitude…

THANK YOU

To The Venues - The Hub Baja Grill, The Cottage, Fresco’s & The Music Compound

To The Artists - Paul Fournier (WildRoot), Trevor Bystrom & Steve Arvey

Special thanks to Steve Arvey and Paul Fornier for putting together the Musicians Table event, running sound and doing so much top promote that event as well.

To you - My thanks to everyone that made it out to the shows this past week and weekend.

I want to extend a special thanks to everyone that showed up for the Musicians Table Event Saturday night at the Music Compound. We all really appreciated the support and the listening room atmosphere you all provided for our original sets Saturday night. Thank you all very much!

THIS WEEK

Mon Jan 15 - 12pm - The Hub Baja Grill - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/137608453573112/

Wed Jan 17 - 6pm - The Cottage - Sarasota https://www.facebook.com/events/2056402554636678/

Sat Jan 20 - 5pm - Polk Theater in Lakeland for the Pay it Forward Benefit show. https://www.facebook.com/events/162791277649970/

Dan Signor from Lakeland will be organizing some of the music for this event and has been kind of enough to fit me in for a solo set. Dan is a major talent and I am looking forward to hearing him and the band he is working with as well as everyone else performing that night for this great cause.

Here is some more information about Play it Forward Event - Play It Forward Polk is a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization raising money for musical instruments for kids in our public schools who cannot afford them.

There will be a 50/50 raffle, Cooler of Cheer raffle, 3 Polk County school musical groups, B.Haven, and The Play It Forward Polk Super Band! More info to follow. You will not want to miss this show!!!

THE MUSIC COMPOUND - https://www.facebook.com/musiccompound/

I wanted to take a minute to add a quick note about the venue for the Musicians Table event - If you have a child at home that is interested in taking music lessons, check out the Music Compound. They have a number of different teachers to work with and they do live shows there with the kids taking lessons as well as providing an event space for nights like this past Saturday. I spoke with the owner quite a bit this past Saturday and really appreciated their concept as well as the support of music education.

SIGNING OFF

Alright my friends, I hope to see you this week and weekend.

Much love - Dean

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Dean Johanesen - Dec 18-25 - 2017

Howdy friends, I hope you all had a great week and weekend too. It has been so busy I feel like I have had about 2 weeks worth of shows in just this past week. I have another fairly busy schedule to share with you coming up as well as an interview video I did recently with Paul Fornier of the band Wild Root. More on that after the following attitude of gratitude… THANK YOU To The Venues - The Hub Baja Grill, The Cottage, The Blue Rooster, 1933 Pub & Grill, Straz Center for the Performing & the Corey Ave. Market To you - Thanks to everyone that has been able to make it out to the shows this past week and weekend. I know this is a really busy time of year for everyone so I appreciate you making time to swing by the shows when you can. THIS WEEK Wed Dec 20 - 6-9pm - The Cottage - Siesta Key https://www.facebook.com/events/236313443568736/ Thurs Dec 21 - 5-7:30pm - Don CeSar - Winter Solstice Celebration https://www.facebook.com/events/492861934417398/ Fri Dec 22 - 7:30p The Wine Bar at Stirling - Dunedin https://www.facebook.com/events/141523149940566/ Sat Dec 23 - 10:30am - Bradenton Farmers' Market - Bradenton https://www.facebook.com/events/190797254827113/ Sat Dec 23 - 7-10pm - Brew Hub - Lakeland https://www.facebook.com/events/794597527379346/ MUSICIANS TABLE On the 13th of January I will be involved in a music showcase hosted by Steve Arvey with Geri X, Trevor Bystrom and Paul Fornier performing at the Music Compound. Paul is in a local band called Wild Root and he is doing some promo videos and interviews for this show. You can check out my interview and video for the show here - https://www.facebook.com/wildrootmusic/videos/771674843022194/ You can also visit the event page for more details and more videos at this link - https://www.facebook.com/events/114582745998480/permalink/120405325416222/ And finally, swing on over to Paul’s bands YouTube page for more on his music and what he does here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSQlYNuj7ajMdG4zgGy5QHw?sub_confirmation=1 Huge thanks to Paul for all the extra effort he is putting into promoting this show. Paul is a really great guy, very sincere and talented so support and check him out when you can. MIXING at ZEN Last week I was back at Zen working on mixes for the next release. We have a couple more tunes done from this session, which brings us up to 6 out of the 11 songs ready for mastering. I was also able to share the live tracks with Steve form the 24 Hour Men show at Hideaway Café this past Prohibition Night. I hope to start working on those tracks right after getting this record done. My thanks once again to Steve for all the work he is doing on these songs. I can’t tell you how relieved I am to be working with someone who has such great ears, insight and advice. Not to mention knowledge of sound and how to get the best out of the tracks we have recorded. I also want to mention Dan DeGregory who recorded drums for this release for me. Dan happened to be in studio for a session of his own this past week. We wanted to touch up a couple of things so he jumped in and laid down some parts to fine tune one of the tracks we were working on. Check out my post on Instagram from that session here - https://www.instagram.com/p/BcqkLFTBSfi/?taken-by=deanjohanesen Dan plays with Uncle John’s band and he is a very talented singer-songwriter as well as being a professional drummer. Check him out if you need drum work done on your next release. He is a real pro and a very kind and knowledgeable human being.

SIGNING OFF Alright, that should do it for this week.Much love, Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas. Whatever you celebrate with the people you love, I hope you enjoy it fully.

Sincerely - Dean

PS - Special thanks to all those who are serving in the armed forces and are away from their families this time of year. We thank you for the sacrifices made by you and your families to keep us safe and sound here at home.