Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli with Dean Stevens
Bostonian Lori Diamond and New Yorker Fred Abatelli, have been creating and performing music together since their "destined" meeting on Myspace in 2007. These two seasoned players have put the time in, supporting other successful musical acts, but have now emerged to the forefront - and not a moment too soon!
Lori, an award winning songwriter (finalist, Great American Songwriting Contest 2010, Best Female Vocalist, Pulse Magazine 2011, 2012), combines alluring, soulful vocals and seasoned piano playing with Fred's solid finger work and clever phrasing on both bass and guitar. Their songs explore the many facets of the human condition with hope and an esoteric sensibility. Fans of Norah Jones, Sarah MacLachlan and Joni Mitchell, quickly become fans of Lori & Fred as they explore Jazz, Acoustic, Folk, Pop, Gospel and blues influences and gently infuse them into their own, highly original style.
With two highly acclaimed CDs under their belts, "LIFTED" is the title of the third, newest collection of their complex, heartfelt songs. The duo has crafted exquisite melodies that employ everything from retro jazz stylings to hypnotic meditations. Songs of eternal love, self acceptance, and powerful life lessons will soothe, excite and uplift simultaneously!
Lori & Fred have been showcased on the main stage of the legendary, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and have headlined festivals and performed alongside John Gorka, Peter Yarrow, Joan Osborne, Amy Ray, David Wilcox, Michael Johnson, Susan Werner, Vance Gilbert, Brother Sun, Brooks Williams, Jimmy Lafave, Ellis Paul, Mary Gauthier and more!
LDFA continues to offer transcendent performances throughout Northeast while joyously connecting with new friends and fans. "Lifted" is scheduled for release in February 2015 and all ever evolving news as well as music samples can be found at www.LDFAmusic.com.
Here's what folks are saying about DEAN STEVENS!!!
"Dean Stevens; remember that name; we'll be hearing a lot more from him. Deans Stevens will inspire you. Great voice!!
"Seeing and hearing Dean Stevens live on stage is proof that sanity,
literacy, love, hope, and the forces of good are still alive and well
and at work in the universe. Every song is offered with immediacy,
humanity, and humor underscored by the most articulate and inspired
guitar work you'll hear anywhere on the topical folk circuit. His
powerful anthem to natural cycles, Salmon, and well-chosen covers,
particularly David Dodson's brilliant indictment of our fossil fuel
addiction, Gasoline, will convince you that you are in the presence of a
thinking and compassionate master communicator at the peak of his
powers. Losing your faith? Go to a Dean Stevens concert!"
~~ GeoffBartley, February 12, 2004
"Powerful...moving political performer"
~~ Boston Globe
"A performer with keen vision, tenacity and wisdom to inspire and to
~~ Dirty Linen
"Dean Stevens is a charming entertainer, a musician of great sensitivity and wit. His spirit of joy and sharing shines through his music."
~~Jerry Christen, New Song Coffeehouse
"Dean Stevens is such a consummate musician and singer, such an easy guy
to be around that it's easy to forget what a great songwriter he is..a
sunny guy with a wicked wit, a killer guitar player,a first quality
player and a first quality human being."
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