Donna Dean on Sat, August 31, 2013

If pouring your troubles into a song can bring respite from depression, fear and self-doubt, Donna Dean is proof it works. Dean is open about having led a tough life – addiction, rehab, a father in prison – and reaches deep inside herself to write songs like “Twister” (from Tyre Tracks & Broken Hearts – 2012) of which reviewer Mike Jurkovic (Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange) says “just blows you away”.

No Depression reviewer John Apice calls Dean “a diamond among coal” and says “She is that artist that the famous, accomplished artists in attendance would stop and listen to”