Dean Johanesen at New World Brewery

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New World Brewery, 810 E Skagway Ave,, Tampa

W 6.1 | BBQustic! Dean Johanesen (folk/Americana/hot jazz) | 6:30-8:30 | free | Biergarten • • • With a sonic palette that dips into Spanish rumba-style instrumentals, speakeasy-era Americana, and swingin' Hot Club jazz dosed in circus tent hues, New York-native Dean Johanesen has made his home in many parts of the United States. Johanesen's mother delivered motor homes when he was young and the family traveled around listening to many different artists. Hearing everything from Led Zeppelin to Simon and Garfunkel, classic country to Broadway original cast recordings provided a soundtrack to Johanesen's youth and an effect on Johanesen's interests musically that would surface later in life. In 2013, Johanesen released his first solo record focused the storyteller songwriting format. Meanwhile, a recent passion for Hot Club jazz music in the vein of Django Reinhardt put Johanesen on a musical path with a goal of telling new stories of old times, placing non-fictional characters from the '20s and '30s – circus performers, the side show, prohibition, the war of currents (Tesla vs. Edison) – against a backdrop of uptempo swing. It's a style Johanesen has dubbed "Circus Swing".