Texas Red Dirt Singer-Songwriter Story Teller
Raised on a Dairy in Northeast Texas, bailed a lot of hay, scrapped a lot of manure, milked a lot of cows, started writing songs, moved away to school at Texas A&M University, worked as a bartender at the famous Dixie Chicken Saloon in College Stations Northgate District drank a lot of Lone Star, joined the US Air Force drank a lot of Asian beers, found a job on a scientific research drill ship, drank a lot of other foreign beers, back at Duddley's Draw on Northgate writing songs and drinking domestic.
The Rest of the Story:
Dean's songs are mostly stories about life. And there's a little truth in all of them, but as the saying goes, he never lets the truth get in the way of a good story.
"Fixin' fence and cuttin' hay, workin' in the sun all day, pray to God that it won't rain 'til the bailin' through, that old cow with the crumpled horn, has gotten down behind the barn, go get the truck, pull her out like I asked you to."That's how it started, making up songs to keep his mind off the Texas heat and the dust and the bugs and the deafening rumble of the tractor. Dean really never intended to leave the family Dairy, but got married too young and needed a decent job. Day man bartender at the Dixie Chicken in College Station, Texas was not that job and after getting kicked out of Texas A&M for spending more time on Northgate than in class, he joined the US Air Force to do his patriotic duty. Dean's assignment wish list was full of Texas bases, so of course they sent him to Okinawa, Japan. He hated Asian food, but was able to live off fried rice at Mickey's Billiards at 2:00am. Dean got to study more night life in Korea, Thailand, the Philippines before heading back to school for the third time. He found a job with a research drill ship and so got to study even more night life in Rio de Janerio, Brazil - Guam - Guayaquil,Ecuador - Valparaiso, Chile - Balboa and Christobol, Panama - Bremen, Germany - Gamagori and several other ports, Japan - Galveston, Mobile, San Diego, … you get the point. After going all over the place he ended up back in Texas, and back on Northgate spending a lot of time a beer tab throw from Bottle Cap Alley, next door to the Dixie Chicken, in front of the wooden indian at Duddley's Draw. He's still making up songs, and it's still hot. You can listen to more of his stuff at DeanFerrell.com if you're are so inclined.
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