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Rich Deans

Member sinceFebruary 03, 2014
Artist Biography:

Singer-songwriter Rich Deans has become a sought-after performer on the acoustic music scene, sharing stages with the likes of Susan Werner, Bill Staines, Red Molly, Rod MacDonald, The Greencards, Pat Wictor and numerous other local and national touring acts. Rich has performed at venues from New York’s late-lamented Bottom Line to the Bluebird Café in Nashville to Sweetwater’s in Mill Valley, California, with many stops in between. Rich has also been a staff songwriter for ABC/Dunhill, Laurel Canyon Music, Dreena Publishing and Castle Hill Music. His song, “Blue Eyes and White Lies”, written for Kim Carnes, was chosen by Billboard Magazine as album cut “pick hit” and his composition, “Tiger on the Lawn” was recorded by Paul Cotton of the country-rock band Poco for his solo record.

Several artists have recorded cover versions of Rich’s songs. Pat Wictor included a beautiful version of Rich’s composition “Don’t Dig My Grave Too Deep” on his CD Waiting for the Water and the song was covered again by Australian Fred Smith on his CD, America. Hope Machine have followed Pat and Fred’s lead by covering Rich’s song, “You Can Count on Me” on their release, March with great guest backing vocals by the ladies of Red Molly. Rich’s song, “House of Stone” was recently covered by Sharon Goldman on her Lullaby CD and Susan Kane and Molly Gonzalez (Nashville) have both recently recorded Rich’s story of the ill-fated Billy the Kid, “Paulita’s Lament”.

More by Rich Deans:

Don't Dig My Grave Too Deep
Don't Dig My Grave Too Deep
Don't Dig My Grave Too Deep
If My Heart Was a Train
Outlaw's Son
Paulita's Lament

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