When I asked Summer Dean how she would classify her music she replied with “AmeriTonk” followed by a chuckle. We can all deduce that AmeriTonk is a combination of Americana and Honky Tonk and if you’ve listened to her record, Unladylike, you would probably agree.
Summer’s high stage energy and constant smile just puts you in a happy place while enjoying her original songs along with a plethora of “PG” country & western covers. No, that’s not parental guidance suggested, it’s “Pre-Garth.” I’ve never seen an artist so dedicated to keeping real country music alive. Her current record has something for everybody from heartbreak to gospel to light hearted and upbeat. I typically run into Summer at one of our favorite watering holes, Magnolia Motor Lounge. You can probably catch her there Wednesday night hopping up to do a few tunes with Raised Right Men.
Summer Dean – Alabama (Can I Call You Hank)