Vocal and guitar stylist Dean Shot is and has been for many years one of the East Coast's Premiere authentic blues artists. Born and raised in West Orange, NJ. Dean's mother played piano around the house, and performed in summer stock plays as a youth. The influence of his mother singing and playing piano must have stuck with Dean as an infant, he was always drawn to music. In his teens, Dean took up guitar and began pursuing all the blues music he could find to listen to.
Dean spent his formative years playing alongside blues legend Hubert Sumlin for six years. In recent years, Dean can be seen touring with blues royalty such as Kim Wilson,Junior Watson and Mark Hummel, as well as with his own band. 2020 promises more of the same in addition to multiple new recordings made at Bigtone Studios in VA. A new Dean Shot record as well as a recording celebrating the music of Howlin' Wolf and collaborations with some of the artists he is working with.
Dean's resume is long and speaks to his dedication to the real blues and roots. The list of artists he has toured and/or performed with is substantial and significant: Hubert Sumlin, Kim Wilson, Junior Watson, Ronnie Earl, Big Jay McNeely, Big Jack Johnson, Mark Hummel, Danny Russo, Lurrie Bell, Otis Rush, David Maxwell, Greg Piccolo, Paul Oscher, Steve Guyger, JB Lawson, Doug James, Floyd Phillips, Lonnie Youngblood, Sax Gordon, Studebaker John, Eddie Shaw, Carl Weathersby, Bob Margolin, Jesse Morrison, Cecil Brooks III, Christian McBride, John Primer, Pat Tandy and many more.