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 (NJ.com)
Educated at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia as a jazz pianist, Cranston is the 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.