Dean Magraw

Dean Magraw


From Coltrane to Connemara, composer, arranger, producer, guitarist Dean Magraw has fine-tuned his “Heavy Meadow” approach to music from years of performing and recording with some of the finest musicians in the United States, Europe, and Japan. His first recording, Broken Silence, came out in 1994 and won the NAIRD award for Best Acoustic Instrumental Album of the Year. Dean has since produced myriad passionate albums, including his latest collabrative release, Red Planet w/ Bill Carrothers.

“…the six-string hovers into the frame, making the full, noir-ish melody glow like a neon sign through a big-city hotel window…” – Downbeat Magazine

“Over the past five decades, guitarist Dean Magraw has ventured from jazz to rock to myriad variations of folk and world music, shifting in volume, tempo, and texture, but always deeply soulful.” – City Pages

“…every note resonant with strength and beauty.” –


Red Planet with Bill Carrothers