Since his earliest performing days, critically acclaimed guitarist and composer Dean Magraw has performed in a cornucopia of musical worlds. Among his influences are various blues styles, including the country blues of Robert Johnson, diverse jazz styles, western classical music, Hindustani and Carnatic Indian music, the music of Armenian duduk player Djivan Gasparyan, and folk and traditional genres from many cultures.
In addition to solo tours in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, Magraw's unique, soulful style has made him a favorite collaborator of other internationally touring artists. He has also performed with Nigel Kennedy, Paul Brady, Greg Brown, John Gorka, Anthony Cox, Byron Berline, Randy Sabien, John Williams, Steve Tibbetts, Big Wu, Marcus Wise, and Nirmala Rajasheker to name a small sampling.
Dean's dynamic compositions range from spacious heartfelt melodies to explosive, spirited flights of passion. His highly original performances reflect his love of music in all its dynamic and tonal splendor as he playfully seduces full spectrum sounds from a limitless palate of wood and steel.