Jay Allen Sanford 4:30 p.m., Sept. 20
Levi Dean & the Americats
Inception: San Diego, 2014
Influences: Hank William Sr., Neil Young, the Band
Levi Dean & the Americats blend Americana, blues, folk, rock, and country. Singer/songwriter Dean grew up in Virginia and began playing professionally at age twenty when he moved to the Rocky Mountains and formed a band called Dean Station. That band completed three U.S. tours to promote their debut eponymous album in December 2006, followed up by Raising the Root (2007) and Quarter of a Century (2009).
In 2011, Dean spent a year in Nashville honing his songwriting skills, before relocating to San Diego to form Levi Dean and the Americats. Their debut full-length Pushing On was released in July 2016.
- Pushing On