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  • Donna Dean

    This show was on Dec 7th, 2013 | 13 people watched
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  • Donna Dean

    This show was on Aug 24th, 2013 | 32 people watched
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    • Aug 25
      Fantastic! Great band, great songs, great playing and great venue! First time I had seen Donna and I am won over
    • Aug 25
      Donna Dean was GREAT, and so was the violin player from Denmark!
    • Aug 26
      3 and a half stars actually ... agree the sound and video were well done, to think I'm watching it from near the bottom of the world. Very much enjoyed the economical playing of the band, and when Jane Clark played the fiddle ... well, what can you say? Especially good on Tyre Tracks and Broken Hearts. As for Donna's performance, I enjoyed Don't Go Falling, Tyre Tracks, How About Texas and my favourite, Shelter. Honestly feel there were too many slow songs in the set which made it drag sometimes. I think a few more uptempo songs might help. The usual edge in A Silent Lie was missing. Donna, I sincerely hope you will accept my comments in the spirit they are intended, I'm sure as the tour progresses you will only get better - this is your big chance to reach a wider audience . All the best for the rest of the tour, Richard
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Bio

New Zealand's Donna Dean

She's an artist not to be missed. A velvet voice with something to
say. A songwriter's songwriter. New Zealand's Donna Dean has
gone about the business of making her music over the years,
winning multiple APRA and Tui awards for her songwriting and record production, recording with Russell Smith & the Amazing
Rhythm Aces, working with... more

New Zealand's Donna Dean

She's an artist not to be missed. A velvet voice with something to
say. A songwriter's songwriter. New Zealand's Donna Dean has
gone about the business of making her music over the years,
winning multiple APRA and Tui awards for her songwriting and record production, recording with Russell Smith & the Amazing
Rhythm Aces, working with the likes of Jimmy Webb and Don
McLean, and wroting the title track to Rhonda Vincent’s 2010
Grammy nominated bluegrass album – “Destination Life”

Her Tui Award nominated album, "Tyre Tracks & Broken Hearts,"
is full of stories that find their voices within the cracks in the
pavement, not on the main highway but on the backroads where
most of us live our lives. It features legendary guitarists Amos
Garrett and Albert Lee along with Texas pickers Redd Volkaert and Gurf Morlix and a whole cast of excellent musicians.

No Depression Magazine has this to say:

" This album is – let’s call it Donna’s “Nebraska.” Like Bruce Springsteen it’s far more personal, a little more laid back than the previous album…
Most artists wait a lifetime to write one as good as this. Donna Dean’s music sparkles and sparkles and stays with you even when it’s not playing anymore. These songs light off each other continuously and remain lit because they make that kind of impression.

Donna Dean is far closer to the traditions of an Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, Rhonda Vincent, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Martha Wainwright (and she’s from Canada), than the country artists who are beginning to sound more like commercial pop music. The proof is in the music. Donna is one of the best country singers NOT from the United States. She remains an artist the naïve American country media (and audience maybe) have yet to discover. And this is despite a slow concentrated build in popularity by the ears who have been fortunate to hear this marvelous voice."
--John Apice -- No Depression, March 2013

Come see for yourself. Not just another singer songwriter with an accent and a pretty voice. Donna Dean is the real deal.

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