Since 1975 Dean Rosenthal has been entertaining audiences in the Mid-Atlantic with his appealing brand of American roots music. Whether singing, blowing harp, or playing his distinctive slide style on one of his classic guitars, Dean engages audiences as a solo performer, as well as a member of three-piece and five-piece units.
Performing with acoustic guitar, Dobro and Harmonica and drawing on a variety of roots influences, Dean has appeared on radio and television broadcasts and has opened or shared the stage with such notable musicians as Leon Russell, Nils Lofgren, Deanna Bogart, Bill Kirchen, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Joe Ely, Arlo Guthrie, Rambliní Jack Elliott, Tom Principato, Carey Bell, John Hammond, Roomful of Blues, The Nighthawks, Robert Jr. Lockwood, The Bluesbusters, The Fleshtones and many others. Dean has also been a featured performer at The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festivals I & II.
Dean is equally adept at handling large and small audiences having appeared at huge outdoor events as well as intimate clubs.
"Dean is an unbelievable technician of the
guitar, but donít get the idea that heís cut and dried. He plays with incredible
feeling, loaded with all the little nuances of tone and rhythm."
Maryland Coast Dispatch
The Resophonics feature a number of prominent local drummers and bassists who accompany Dean. So-named for the sound-board on Deanís all metal National Guitar, The Resophonics are characterized by tasteful musical choices, tongue in cheek revelry and a spontaneous tour of stripped- down American Roots music. This busy trio is particularly beloved in the Annapolis saloons where they have entertained for years.
"...covering songs by legendary blues singers Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, right down to the haunting slide guitar style that made both men famous" The Baltimore Sun
"A well-seasoned, lip-smackin good gumbo...Dean
is one of the areaís best slide players"
Annapolis Alive Magazine
VOO DOO BOP
A Mardi Gras party band featuring New Orleans swamp music, VOO DOO BOP is often visited by guest musicians who frequently sit-in, adding to the richness of the authentic roots sound. With an extra guitar and keyboards, this band is able to tackle a broader catalog of music and always keeps the crowd involved and interested.
"Celebrate the skyrocketing heat index with
the humidity-friendly swamp vibe..."
Baltimore City Paper
"Funky blues mambo feel of Louisiana and Mississippi