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In 2010, Bryan Dean Trio won Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation (SABHF) Blues Challenge.
They performed at the SABHF Festival the following month where two of the BDT musicians, Bryan Dean and Ralph Gilmore were inducted into Arizona Blues Hall of Fame.
In December, they opened for the blues legend Kim Wilson.
By winning the SABHF Blues Challenge the trio earned the right to compete
in the International Blues Challenge, the biggest battle of the band held
annually in Memphis, TN. The band competed against 110 other winners from
all around the world. They made it to the semi finals with their own brand
of original contemporary blues.
Receiving the great response at the international competition, the band is ever so ready to take their music anywhere. Most of Dean's originals are not exactly traditional twelve bar blues that starts with "Woke up this morning," but his humorous, ironic or sometimes paifuly honest takes of the life and the world. Their set would be a refreshing addition to any music festivals or events.
Bryan Dean Trio offers more than good music but an experience. One might have seen them perform number of times but it guarantees no two shows are alike. The band believes in improvisation rather than exact repeats of the tunes to keep the audience captivated.
They released their second all original album, "Sobriety Checkpoint" in January 2012.
It is receiving great reviews and radio airplays around the states.