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Music Munnday: Dean Johanesen
October 24, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm| Free
Music Munndays are a partnership of the Imperial Symphony Orchestra (ISO) and the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority (LDDA) that brings live music to downtown Lakeland’s Munn Park during Monday’s lunch hour. In addition to live music, the LDDA brings board games, corn hole and coloring pages for concert goers. Several downtown restaurants offer “brown bag” lunch specials, making a lunch concert experience even more convenient!
Originally from New York, accomplished singer/songwriter/guitarist Dean Johanesen has made his home in many parts of the US including, Indiana, Nevada, Georgia and now residing in Florida.
Johanesen’s mother delivered motor homes when he was young and the family traveled around listening to many different artists and kinds of music. Led Zeppelin to Simon and Garfunkel, classic country to musical soundtracks provided the soundtrack to his youth and his diversity of influences had an effect on Johanesen’s interests musically as well as giving him a feel for the road.
After being in bands for many years with rotating members and differentiating musical influences, Johanesen decided to pursue a solo career. In 2013 Dean released his first solo record A Time and A Place, a collection of songs that fit more of a personal storyteller type influence.