Owner of Batstone’s Northern Ramble in Renfrew, a veteran of the Canadian Music scene, having performed full time across Canada and The US for over 30 years, Dean Batstone has been based in New York state since 2007. A charismatic live performer who works solo or with a band, he has recorded 11 full length albums with some of the most iconic musicians in America.His most recent double release of 2 CD’s, ‘Unbroken’ and ‘Broken’, is witness to his prolific nature and measurable talent.
He has been covered by, or has co-written with, numerous artists and has received high praise from the industry, his peers and the press. His song 'Love Don't Happen Every Time' from his earlier release ‘Lonely In America’, chosen by the learned panel for 2014’s International Songwriting Contest finalists in the A/C category, simultaneously charted on the US A/C Pop Independent radio charts at number 37, after entering the charts at #144, while Dean also charted with a song he co-wrote and produced for New York singer Lucy Bonilla, which recently peaked at #24 on the same charts.A Canadian singer-songwriter with a handle on the bruised yet resilient American psyche...
Rick Heysquierdo, The Lonestar Jukebox, 90.1 KPFT Houston, TXThere are great singers and songwriters who are huge stars and then there are great singers and songwriters who should be huge stars. File Dean Batstone in the latter category, play his music on the radio and then wait for the former to happen.
Jimmy Buff, PD/DJ, 100.1 WDST Radio Woodstock, NY
Dean Batstone..Magnificent singer song writer! Dean's songs bring you on a trip called life. Haunting, charming, wonderful
Sonny Rock WRIP 97.9 FM, NY
He has received honourable mention for his lyrics from American Songwriter magazine, has won 1st place in the 2010 Tennessee Songwriting Competition and has had his music licensed to 5 independent films to date.
Performance highlights include showcase dates for "The Family of Woodstock", (Woodstock, NY), "The Bitter End" (NYC), "C.B.G.B.'s" (NYC), the "Tinker St. Cafe" (Woodstock, N.Y.), "South By Southwest Music Festival" (Austin, Texas) and support dates with Shawn Colvin, Ben Taylor, Al Kooper, (Bearsville Theatre, Woodstock, NY), Canadians Tom Cochrane, Kim Mitchell and comedian Jim Carrey.
There’s something to be said for experience, for taking the time to grow into your own skin. All sturdy things need time to root ﬁrmly into the ground to ﬁnd their strength.
Lynn Miles is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters. With twelve albums to her credit, the winner of multiple Canadian Folk Music awards (2011 English Songwriter of the Year), and a 2003 Juno award for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year, she has certainly found her strength over time.
Through a career that has seen her move from Ottawa to Los Angeles and back again, with stops in Nashville and Austin TX., and a healthy touring schedule that regularly takes her through the US, Europe and across Canada, she has always created and performed music with unbridled feeling and vulnerability.
Lynn song “Three Chords and the Truth” was recently chosen as the closing song on the popular BBC TV series “Case Histories”.
Lynn’s new release “Downpour” has been receiving glowing reviews.