When I first got the idea of building Nashville Side Streets studio, I had been watching videos of Norman Blake, the excellent writer and musician and Nancy, his extremely talented wife, perform live videos from, I believe, the 70's and 80's.
They were shot in a studio that was set up like the front room of a house with furniture, etc. He and his wife played their original songs and instrumentals and told their stories of how the songs were written. It was a very homey atmosphere.
I had thought about building our studio and bringing in extraordinary unsigned talent but I was also going to present some of my own music I had written and performed over the years and also new material and do videos of those as well.
Well, we got so busy presenting talent from all over the US and beyond that my music got put off into the background. It's now time to put together some videos of my own material, nothing fancy, just myself and some of my talented Nashville buddies from time to time.
I've been here in Nashville for 26 years, and it is my home. I have always loved the family of people here and I want to give my music back freely now and let anyone who wants to listen, enjoy my stories of life.
Nancy, my wife and co-producer and I will be putting up songs and stories for your viewing and listening pleasure. We really appreciate all the support you have given us on our show and be watching for our new videos of my music soon.
Ronnie Dean http://www.ronniedean.com/