Reading the liner notes for Dean’s latest project is a veritable who’s who in American Folk Music. In those tiny pages, we found enough information to keep researching the journey of folk music for months to come. After a career that included managing legends like Odetta, Dean left the folk scene to stretch his wings in other entrepreneurial endeavors. Now, with the release of his album, Carl Sandburg’s American Songbag 2.0, Dean has returned to his roots, and we are the better for it. In an age of free streaming, faceless downloads and anonymous spins of like-sounding tunes, Dean Gitter and the Ute Mountain Gang breathe new life into timeless songs that create the fabric of the Folk music legacy.

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May 06, 2021

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