Cranston Dean's Cohorts:

Riley Schiro (Guitar) - "Mr. Riley" has been making his guitar scream with the band since 2013. He can be heard on all 3 full-lengths!

Ike Gutierrez (Bass) - "Ike Boy" has been laying down the low end in the band since 2011. He is heard on all 3 full albums and can be seen on Thriving Era's "Pretty Good Podcast"

David Hayes (Pedal Steel) - "Darkstar" has been in the band since 2016. David has added so much depth to the sound of the band. He can be heard on the latest album "High Beams".

Shane Luckenbaugh (Drums) - Shane has been playing in the band off and on since 2011. He is the drummer on "Tried & True". On top of it, he has his solo project Slpmnstr and plays with American Trappist.

Tyler Harrison (Videographer) - Ty has been apart of the band since 2012. He is the founder of Thriving Era, a viewing platform for original art and ideas. He has traveled with the band to every stop we make and has been a part of every album I have made.

Pat Noon (Producer) - Pat is a f*cking wizard....... He has recorded and produced all three full-length albums at Eightsixteen Recording Studios in Bayville, NJ.

George Bernacchi (Producer) - George is a producer/audio engineer working out of Eightsixteen. Aside from his help as an engineer, it is a little known fact that George also serves as a vocal stand in for Cran, when his vocal chords are lazy....
Amy Beth Addison (Artist) - Amy has created the album covers for all 3 full-lengths. She has an incredibly successful design business called "Amy Beth Designs" based out of London, UK.

Alex Mackenzie (Artist) - Alex has been traveling with, booking, and designing for the band for the past year.

Cranston Dean is a New Jersey native with an ancient New England soul.   His music draws from Americana, folk, jazz, country, blues and pop to translate and transform the human condition into beautiful works of art. 

The singer / songwriter has been a featured artist in clubs throughout the Jersey Shore (and especially Asbury Park); including The Saint, The Wonder Bar, The Stone Pony, Langosta Lounge, Asbury Park Yacht Club, Danny Clinch Studio, Brighton Bar, The Chubby Pickle and others.

He has shared stages with River City Extension, Simone Felice, David Ford, Rayland Baxter, Atlas Road Crew, Nicole Atkins, Nora Jane Struthers, Julie Rhodes, and more!

Cranston's solo tours have taken him throughout the Mid-Atlantic to Nashville and north through New England to the coast of Maine.  In the summer of 2017, with the release of his fourth studio album, High Beams, he toured the West Coast including dates in Chicago, Minnesota, Washington, Oregon, California, and Colorado.  The album was named one of New Jersey music's 17 best albums of 2017 by New Jersey Advance Media ( 

Educated at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia as a jazz pianist, Cranston is the 2017 & 2016 Asbury Park Music Award winner as Top Male Acoustic Act, and the winner of the 2015 Asbury Park Music Award as Top Multi-Instrumentalist.


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