Dean Stevens | Seeds

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Barack Obama; Silvio Rodriguez Bruce Cockburn; Lila Downs Pete Seeger; Woody Guthrie

Album Links
Dean\'s Info site

More Artists From
United States - Mass. - Boston

Other Genres You Will Love
Folk: Progressive Folk Folk: Political Folk Moods: Type: Acoustic
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.

$5 SALE

Choose 3 or more different CDs from our Sale Bin and get each CD for just $5. Each CD will be listed at full price until you place at least 3 different eligible CDs into your shopping cart. You can get 3 or more CDs for $5 each, so sample as much new music as you want!
NOTE: Download purchases are not eligible for the $5 sale.

Find more eligible titles here.

Seeds

by Dean Stevens

Original and Traditional Songs; English and Spanish; guitar, voice with minimal instrumentation and vocal harmony; Nueva Canción
Genre: Folk: Progressive Folk
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Buy 2 or more of this title's physical copies and get 20% off
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
clip
1. Family
4:46 $0.99
clip
2. Rain Night
4:07 $0.99
clip
3. The Ant and the Grasshopper
2:40 $0.99
clip
4. Let the Band Play Dixie
4:03 $0.99
clip
5. Tininiska
3:11 $0.99
clip
6. Mis Razones
3:28 $0.99
clip
7. Even a Gray Day
3:36 $0.99
clip
8. Recuerdos De Amanda
2:50 $0.99
clip
9. Just a Seed
4:55 $0.99
clip
10. The Children Knew Ben
4:35 $0.99
clip
11. Bridges/Puentes
3:18 $0.99
clip
12. Common Ground
5:06 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
For twenty five years Dean Stevens has
delighted audiences of all ages throughout the
Americas. An exuberant performer of distinctive
style and wit, he combines an intricate, self-taught
guitar style with a versatile and expressive
singing voice. He has established himself as
a formidable creator and interpreter of a
wide spectrum of songs in English and Spanish.
His own material explores a variety of personal
and social topics, paints sketches of people and
places, celebrates the Earth, and
annoys the narrow minded.

Born and raised in Costa Rica, Dean Stevens
is a lifelong student of Latin America. He
learned Spanish at an early age, and readily
absorbed the musical and topical influences
of the region. He travels frequently to
Central America, and has become known
for his humanitarian efforts on behalf of
refugees returning to their homes
in El Salvador and Guatemala.

Dean Stevens has five highly acclaimed
recordings to his credit. His 2008 release, \"At Last\",
comes after a thirteen year child rearing sabbatical
turned mondical,tuesdical, wednesdical. It
is a collection of songs in English and Spanish,
his most produced work to date, featuring a host of amazing
guest appearances (Laura Cortese, Aoife O\'Donovan, Bob Lucas, Denny Williams, Ritt Henn, Kallet Epstein and Cicone, David Dodson.

Read more...

Reviews


to write a review

Willie Sordillo

Dean Stevens: Good Then, Still Good Now!
I recently listened to some recordings that a couple of old friends made many years ago, Seeds, from Dean Stevens, recorded in 1989, and Ben Tousley’s compilation, Open the Gates, which was released in 1998 but includes songs from recordings going back to his 1987 LP, Standing There with You. I hadn’t listened to either of these in a long time, and though I was involved in the making of each, and on one level on intimate terms, I heard them with fresh ears. In both cases, I was struck by the strong selection of songs, both those composed by Dean and Ben, and those they had chosen by other songwriters, the poetry of the lyrics matched perfectly to the melodies and rich harmonies which carried them. While addressing different themes in different ways, personal, political, head-on and poetically abstract, in the end, each album presented a unified, coherent statement, a world view that had to do, at its fundamental core, with resilience and hope growing out of love. I was struck by the meticulous care that went into the arrangement of each song, the appropriateness of the instrumentation to deepen the meaning and mood, the range of bare voice and guitar to rhythm section and horns. I paused at the realization that my too soon gone friend Stanley Swann’s drums graced several of these performances. And I was swept into the beauty of the singing and guitar playing throughout. At one point, as I listened to Dean sing “Seeds” while driving along the Mass Pike, I was overcome with the feeling that this simple yet majestic beauty is exactly what I need to survive these cruel times, and I thought, “Attempting to create beauty is all there is now.” And then I was immediately struck by what a privileged thing that is to feel, that it has to also be about working for justice. But as I thought about this, and thought about those collections of songs, some addressing grave situations, terrible in their beauty, I realized that though beauty can and must thrive even where there is no justice (witness jazz, for starters) there can be no justice without beauty. Thanks, Dean and Ben, for sharing yours.
Read more...

Sally Van Vleck

SEEDS
This is a fabulous CD; Dean's beautiful, rich voice; wonderful, heartfelt lyrics some in English, some in Spanish; his song "Family" has become a classic in our household; I also love "The Children Knew Ben", "Even a Gray Day" and, well, ALL of the songs! Even if you don't know Dean, you will love this CD.
Read more...