Review of Dean Magraw’s Foxfire by Rick Gebhard

minor7th.com – March/April 2009 Dean Magraw, “Foxfire,” CandyRat Records, 2008 From its bioluminescencent title, you might expect Dean Magraw ‘s “Foxfire” to illuminate, and you’d be right. Magraw’s emotive acoustic guitar and sitar seemingly create any mood.... more....

Review: Unseen Rain by Magraw, Anton, & Bates

by Tad Simons, April 13, 2007 The great and sometimes maddening thing about guitar magician Dean Magraw is that you never know quite what you’re going to get. He can be an inspired acoustic jazz picker, as he was on his debut album, Broken Silence. He can team up with another musician and provide little […]... more....

Dean Magraw, Musical Explorer

by Pamela Espeland · MinnPost.com · November 14, 2008 How many Dean Magraws are there, anyway? There’s Dean Magraw the jazz cat. Dean Magraw the folkie. The rock star. Front-porch bluegrass picker. Bluesman. Celtic bard. World music man. As MPR’s Euan Kerr has said, “Dean plays everything.” “I view the so-called different styles of music as […]... more....

Review of Dean Magraw’s Unseen Rain

By Andrea Canter, Jazz Police - June 2007 “Dissolving the individual ‘I’ in the dynamic liquid of the collective ‘us,’ a new entity is unleashed, capable of seeking ever-higher levels of expressions unavailable to the isolated player. You know… a band.” –Dean Magraw One of the most prolific and popular musicians based in the Twin Cities, guitarist Dean […]... more....