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A Question For You

by Dean Backholm

Contemporary adult pop. Clever lyrics, interesting melodies and great production.
Genre: Pop: 70's Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. A Question For You
4:02 $0.99
2. Unborn Lullaby
3:54 $0.99
3. What Me Worry
3:41 $0.99
4. Mykal
5:00 $0.99
5. Montreal
3:56 $0.99
6. Mother And Child
4:12 $0.99
7. Like An Angel
4:03 $0.99
8. Lady Of The Sea
4:12 $0.99
9. Waterflow
4:17 $0.99
10. There Will Not Be A Day
3:20 $0.99
11. It's Rainin' Again
4:11 $0.99
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Dean Backholm

Singer/songwriter Dean Backholm was born and raised in Aberdeen, Washington, the hometown of Kurt Cobain and Kris Novacelic (of Nirvana), Patrick Simmons (of the Doobie Brothers) and the grunge band The Melvins.

Picking up the piano at 10 years old, the trumpet at 11, the bass guitar at 14, and the guitar at 16, he has a wonderful group concept when writing and arranging. His mother and father were both professional musicians during the swing era. He and his three brothers can still often be heard barbershop harmonizing.

During college at Washington State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, he and his younger brother Doug performed as a duo in coffee shops and lounges under the name "Back to Back". He later went on to front the band "Satin Avenue" which included his brother Doug on piano and Ron Erak on bass. Now, a successful broadcaster and music producer, Ron produced Dean's first CD, A Question For You. Brother Doug is also featured on the CD, arranging one of the songs (Mother and Child) and playing keyboards on that song and "Montreal."

Back in Aberdeen after college, Dean teamed with Bruce Hilliard (formerly of the regionally successful rock band "Amberain") and performed as an acoustic duo.

After moving to Seattle, Dean paired with future Kelsey Creek recording artist Patti Hall as the duo Backholm/Hall. The duo entertained for three years throughout the Northwest and often drew SRO crowds to the trendy nightspots and resorts that booked them. They parted amicably and are still the best of friends, each encouraging the other as new projects arise.

In 2003 Backholm released his first CD of all original tunes, A Question For You. The CD, produced by Ron Erak, and featuring an "A" list of studio musicians from Seattle and Los Angeles, has received rave pre release reviews. From the sensitive "Unborn Lullaby," to the title track A Question For You, to the jammin' "Mykal," Backholm proves himself equally adept at writing in all genres and sings with an understated vocal style, reminiscent of Michael Franks, Don Henley and John Mayer. "What, Me Worry?", a lyrical and musical treat, reached #20 on the FMQB national charts in August of 2005.



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Patti Streissguth

The first track hooks you and each track digs deeper to keep you listening. Thoughtful lyrics, incredible production and refreshing melodies. Good stuff.

Gianni Colletti

Tightly woven, intricate but very musical and thoughtful
A quality broad range of adult contemporary songs from Dean. Smokin'near-funk tunes such as Mykal, and tender, real life experiences about life, its pain and joys compel you to say "just one more song, just one more time". A well-seasoned band and tasty arrangements make me think Chicago, Michael Franks..., but most importantly they make me think.

Sara Jones

EXCELLENT! A must have in your collection.
This CD speaks about love gained and love lost and everything in between. I also love the huge horn section--Mykal Rocks.