My new record "Cautionary Tales" is in the final stages of production, duplication and artwork. This record has taken a long time to complete and has involved a number of musicians helping me realize my vision of the full sound of the songs. 

It has been a dream of mine to release my music, at some point, on an actual vinyl record. This release seems to fit the style perfectly with it's influence of swing music ala Django Reinhardt, The Squirrel Nut Zippers, Louis Jordan etc. 

I am considering a pre sale here as opposed top a crowd funding service to help fund the production in vinyl by simply asking if anyone interested would pay for their copy in advance of the release. This will help me fund the record and give those who donate an advanced copy along with a free digital download. I am also thinking of gift packages for contributions much like the other crowd funding platforms. 

The artwork for this release has been done by Beatrice Coron who is an accomplished paper cutting artist. Beatrice has worked on a couple of Dave Matthews releases, a Tim Burton DVD and has had installments of her work on public places as well as museums all over the world. You can see her Ted Talk at the following link -

More information will be updated here as I finalize the artwork and duplication. If you are interested in contributing to the presale you can email me at 

Thank you in advance for your interest. I look forward ot sharing this next record with you all very soon.


Sincerely - Dean Johanesen


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