Voting member of the Recording Academy (Grammy Awards) and the Americana Music Association

"...That is a truly amazing work of art you've shared with the world.  It's quite moving and touching. ..."  (about the "Lift You Up" video.)


Dean Richard plays an energetic and danceable variety of classic rock and old soul music. He plays music by artists such as Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, the Blues Brothers, as well as Motown classics and Soul music,  and some Country songs. Dean is an experienced performer, songwriter, and musician, and a veteran of Milwaukee's Booze Brothers. Dean has recorded and produced four albums of his original songs, and has done several music videos. Some of his videos are below. 

I have made the difficult decision to cancel indoor shows for the next few months. I will do a few outdoor shows. The calendar changes often now, so please check before assuming a show is still scheduled. 

Next scheduled shows (weather permitting):

Thursday, June 25th, at Summit Ridge in Wonewoc from 5-9 PM

Sunday, June 28th, Stolle's Olde 109 near Watertown, from 1-5 PM

Tuesday, June 30th, at the Gardens Wedding Center in Allenton from 6-8 PM


Those shows will not be moved indoors if there is bad weather. I will post dates of other outdoor shows as they are confirmed, but until then please check out my videos below. And you can listen to all of my songs (full length) here: /cds

Click to see the updated calendar with upcoming Shows

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For bookings, please check the Contact page: Bookings.

I recently finished my 4th CD, "High". To listen, and for info on all CDs: the CDs 

The newest music video: Say His Name (George Floyd) I had a strong reaction to the video of George Floyd's death, so I wrote a and recorded a song to express what I felt. Here's a song written a couple of days after he died. If it moves you, please share it. (Scroll down for more music vids.)