Over a span of more than 20 years, Dean has released six albums. His most recent release, Smiles – Live from Red Barn Radio, is his first live album. His recording career spans a host of musical influences.
Smiles – Live from Red Barn Radio (2017)
Dean has made three appearances on the Red Barn Radio program. The first was in 2012, shortly after the release of Picking the Faith. In 2016, he was part of the cast for Red Barn’s Appalachian Christmas program, and he appeared with One Lane Bridge on the April 1, 2017, broadcast. From those last two appearances, working with Red Barn executive producer Ed Commons, he released this set of live recordings from the program.
Mountain Roads (2016) with Brian Keith Wallen
Dean teamed up with Brian Keith Wallen for the seven tracks of acoustic blues, bluegrass, and gospel included on Mountain Roads. The album is a spontaneous recording. Dean and Brian went to a Denver studio with just a couple of projects in mind. Once they had those two songs completed, they just kept playing. As a result, the album has a living room or front porch feel.
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Picking the Faith (2012)
Several stellar Indiana musicians join Dean on this collection of hymns and gospel music set to the toe-tapping beat of Travis style thumbpicking guitar.
Give Us a Song (2008)
Songs about faith, love, and a dog named Jesus. This tribute to Dean’s singer-songwriter roots contains tunes by folks like Paul Simon, Jonathan Edwards, John Prine, and Kate Wolf.
This Old House (2006)
This eclectic album explores Dean’s various musical influences.
Going Over Home (1997)
Dean’s first professional recording is no longer available on CD or cassette. However, the album can still be purchased as a digital download.