Treehouse Contest Photos & Tour

Volume 7, Issue 3 - May 5, 2003

Dean Hey Folks,

Even though the official date was over a month ago, spring has finally arrived here in Peekskill: the happy gurgling of the leaky plumbing, the cheerful blossoming of the mold and mildew in the basement, the heartwarming chirping of the newborn mice living in my right studio speaker. Ah, yes... the joys of spring!

Anyway, it's here, which means the summer's not too far behind, which means I've gotta start rehearsing the words to my songs again 'cause I've gotta lotta gigs coming up. But first....

Say hello to the Bucktons from Bedfordshire (pictures below) - Paul, Jean and their daughter Julie - winners of last year's Treehouse Competition. When we first discussed the best time for a visit, I suggested that by April the weather would be warm and, of course, they landed in New York City smack-dab in the middle of a snowstorm. The snow melted just in time for a very nice Sunday afternoon visit and lunch from the brand new Deli that opened up nearby - you guessed it - corned beef on rye (with some cole-slaw on the side.) Julie preferred the strawberry and banana yogurt. I particularly enjoyed the salad dressing ;-)

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It was a fun afternoon for everyone  and afterwards the Bucktons headed out to visit friends in New Jersey (way on the other side of the Hudson). Nice to have you folks! And a special thanks to Russ Walton of who sponsored the contest and made all the travel arrangements. And, so, speaking of travel arrangements....

US DATES plus KIDS SHOWS May/June/July
First, I've got a bunch of US dates coming up this month including a couple of Silly Song, Sing-Alongs  (dates below) PLUS I've added a new NYC gig w/band  at a great upperwestside venue called Makor on Thurs, July 3. Check it out! (see below)

LONDON DATE JULY 29 - The Borderline
Then, I hop on a plane across the pond to do a gig at the Borderline in London - July 29th. And a few days later, I head north to Scotland for the...

EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL:   Dean Friedman/Songs for Grownups Aug 1 - 25 (6:35pm)
                                                        Dean's Silly Song, Sing-Along Aug 1 -25            (11:00am)

My appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August is now confirmed. In fact, I'll be doing my 'grownup' show AND my 'kids' show for the full festival run, from August 1st-25th, performing my grownup songs in the evenings and my Silly Song, Sing-Along kid show every afternoon! Tickets for the festival go on sale mid-june.

Then, after a few weeks rest, I'm back in the UK doing 30 dates in October/November. Tickets for the UK tour are due to go on sale on my website May 15th.

So here's where I'm playing and when... (PLEASE NOTE: Gigs labeled 'kid show'  are kid songs only - no grownup songs. All the other gigs listed are my regular grownup gigs)




Fri   16  Silly Song, Sing-Along (kid show)   P.S. 321 Auditorium  Brooklyn, NY call: 718-788-5471   
Sat   17  Turning Point*  Dean w/band   Piermont, NY      
Sun  18  Silly Song, Sing-Along (kid show)   Ariel's Child  New Windsor, NY  call: 914-565-2235
Sat   24  Sidewalk Cafe   Dean w/band   New York, NY      

Sun  1   Silly Song, Sing-Along (kid show)    Ariel's Child  Cortlandt Manor, NY   call: 914-788-5348   
Wed 18  Stone Pony  Dean w/band  Asbury Park, NJ            
Thur 3   Makor Dean w/band New York, NY                         
Sat   19  1794 Meetinghouse (Dean solo) New Salem, MA     info:



Tue 29  Borderline London ORDER ONLINE

AUGUST - Edinburgh Fringe
Fri 1 to Mon 25 [6:35pm] Dean Friedman - Songs for Grownups /  Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Assembly Rooms  ON SALE JUNE 15  

Fri1 to Mon 25 [11:00am] Dean's Silly Song, Sing-Along / Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Assembly Rooms  ON SALE JUNE 15  

Wed    1     Dumfries    Lochside Theatre      
Thur    2      Aberdeen    Lemon Tree          
Fri    3     Glasgow    Renfrew Ferry              
Sat    4     Berwick-upon-Tweed    Maltings Arts Centre        
Mon    6    Glenfarg    Bien Inn                   
Tuesd    7    Billingham    Forum                   
Wed    8    Bridlington    Spa Theatre              
Thur    9    Lincoln    Theatre Royal                
Fri     10    Manchester    Life Café                  
Sat    11    TBA
Sun    12    York    Fibbers                              
Mon    13    Newark    Palace Theatre                
Tue    14    Leamington Spa    Pump Rooms      
Wed    15    Birmingham    Jamhouse                
Thur    16    Leeds    City Varieties Music Hall    
Fri    17    Liverpool    Neptune Theatre           
Sat    18    Leicester     Y Theatre                      
Sun    19   Bath  Bath Spa University / Michael Tippet Centre  
Wed    22    Dublin    Olympia Theatre              
Fri    24    Cardiff    The Point                          
Sat    25    Bridgend    Grand Pavilion                
Sun    26    Ebbw Vale    Beaufort Theatre          
Tue    28    Northampton    Roadmender            
Wed    29    Swindon    Swindon Arts Centre      
Thur    30    Worcester    Huntingdon Hall          
Fri    31    Worthing    Assembly Hall                

Sat    1    London    Bloomsbury Theatre             ON SALE MAY 15 via Dean's Website
Sun    2    Aylesbury    Civic Centre                    ON SALE MAY 15 via Dean's Website
Tues    4    Christchurch    Regent Centre            ON SALE MAY 15 via Dean's Website
Thur    6    Winchester    Tower Arts Centre        ON SALE MAY 15 via Dean's Website


...I head home for a loooooong nap!


By the way, I'm still looking for one or two UK businesses or individuals to help sponsor the UK Tour plus Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  SPONSORS are included in all emails (5,000), handbills (150,000), posters (5,000), national ads (seen by millions), snail-mails (5,000) plus get complimentary tickets (how many do you need?) and good karma points (12) for supporting independent music. If you've got a product or service that you think might benefit from the exposure provided by sponsoring the upcoming UK Tour, or even if you've got a huge piggy bank bursting with quarters and you always wanted to see your name on a Dean Friedman tour poster ;-), drop me a line for more details. Posters go to print in a few weeks, so anyone interested should write ASAP!

I'm busy with a zillion things, including finding time, in the midst of booking the tour, to write material for the New Next CD. I'm making progress, but, just to let you know, it doesn't look like I'll have the next CD out in time for the upcoming tour.It's definitely looking like a 2004 release. But don't worry, I promise it'll be worth the wait! ;-) And meanwhile, there's all sorts of other interesting musical stuff going on, so stay tuned!

So, just to recap:  

1. You can order tickets for the US gigs NOW!!! ORDER ONLINE NOW
2. Tickets for the London / Borderline gig on July 29th will go on Sale May 15 on
3. Tickets to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival / Assembly Rooms go on sale June 15
4. Tickets for the UK Tour go on Sale May 15 on

Oh, and did I mention that the US gigs are all ON SALE NOW!!!  

Any questions? Give me a holler.

See you folks on the road. And remember, drive carefully!





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