Deanna Dove

Deanna Dove

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

"The rich-voiced Deanna Dove,” -The Washington Post "Dove, a talented songwriter and powerful performer hits the road in and around Washington, DC for her spring tour beginning February 26 for Mardi Gras, The National Cherry Blossom Festival and on Maryland Public Television for Bayweek.

Biography

Chesapeake Bay area songstress Deanna Dove has never chosen the pensive folkie route; as she bursts with energy from the get go of her solo show rocking like a full band. Dove’s deep, melodic voice sings about everything from going out to catch some crabs to telling men she’s not going to be their maid.

Half of the material for Dove’s powerful and sassy style comes from her boating background. Having grown up on Broomes Island, Md., as a child she helped her father build a 16-foot flat-bottom skiff. The story and segue into the song Take Me Back always leave the listener’s mouth a gape describing her childhood experiences when the crab and oyster population was overwhelming.

The powerful Mean Streak was recently accepted into the video game Rock Band, while You Guys aired twice this year on the Today Show. Songs such as Peace, Love & Crabs, Shallow Minded Power Boat Folk, Lula J, and Jam Up & Jelly Tight all provide a fun and catchy vibe and have everyone singing and joining in on the hand jive. Dove’s performance is infectious and exudes her spirit for entertaining and commanding her audience.

Chesapeake showcases Dove’s skill at crafting songs, while Going, Going, Gone and Cheshire Grins and Mango Dreams reveals her knack for composing popular melodies. Dove’s seductive croon tells a mysterious tale in Stalemate while Original Sin oozes with raw emotion both leaving listeners wallowing in their own memories. Catching a Deanna Dove performance is like a day at the beach, a roll in the hay or just a lazy day in the hammock!

When at home, Dove performs in her hometown in an activist role in support of public awareness for restoring and preserving the Chesapeake Bay. For more information about Dove’s recordings, please visit www.deannadove.com.

Lyrics

Shallow Minded Power Boat Folk

Written By: Deanna Dove

“SHALLOW MINDED POWERBOAT FOLK”

DITCH THAT SAIL THE TILLER AND KEEL
JUST LET ME BEHIND THAT ENGINE POWERED WHEEL
HE CALLED OUT, “HEY YOU THERE IN THAT BIKINI”
COME ON ABOARD YOU SEXY LITTLE SWEETIE

LET’S GET IN ON THAT SUMMER POKER RUN
COME ON NOW YOU CAN RIDE SHOTGUN
WE’LL TAKE ALONG ALL OF OUR FRIENDS
CLAIM SOME BRAGGING RIGHTS, SMOKE A FINE CIGAR
AND MAY THE BEST MAN WIN

CHORUS
WHEN I LAY DOWN THIS HERE THROTTLE
BETTER HOLD ON TIGHT TO THAT THERE BOTTLE
OH YES, THE SAILORMAN WE DO PROVOKE
WE’RE THOSE SHALLOW MINDED POWER BOAT FOLK
YES, THOSE SHALLOW MINDED POWER BOAT FOLK

WE’VE BEEN BURNING THAT FOSSIL FUEL ALL DAY LONG
WE’RE HEADED TO THE TIKI BAR SINGING OUR SONG
GONNNA TIE ONE ON AND GET ALL FIRED UP
WITH MY BABY ON MY ARM AND A MAI TAI IN MY CUP

STOP OFF AT VERA’S AND BELLY UP TO THE BAR
GRAB A BREW AND DRAW THE NEXT CARD
FALL BACK IN THE BOAT AND HEAD ON OUT THIS CREEK
IT’S THE WIND IN OUR HAIR AND THE SPEED THAT WE SEEK

CHORUS

CHORUS
HEY THIS JUST STARTED OUT AS A JOKE
CAUSE YOU KNOW THAT I’M ONE OF THOSE POWER BOAT FOLKS
YEAH THOSE SMPBF

© 2007 DEANNA DOVE/ISLAND GIRL RECORDS

CHESHIRE GRINS AND MANGO DREAMS

Written By: DEANNA DOVE

THERE’S A PLACE ON A MOUNTAINTOP QUITE FAR AWAY
I STOOD AND LOOKED DOWN ON THE BLUE-GREEN BAY
HE STOOD WITH ME SHIVERING IN A SUNBEAM
FLASHING CHESHIRE GRINS AND MANGO DREAMS

TRAVELING TO THE VALLEY NEAR THE RIVER OF LIGHT
HE’S STILL WITH ME, ALIVE AND IN SIGHT
POSTURING, SIGHING HIS THOUGHTS TO ME GLEAM
GIVING CHESHIRE GRINS AND MANGO DREAMS

MY FIRST LAST CHANCE
A RISK NOT TAKEN
I REACH FOR THE RAINBOW
WITHDRAWN AND FORSAKEN
FROZEN IN TIME AND TIME IT SEEMS
LEAVING CHESHIRE GRINS AND MANGO DREAMS

ALONE…IN THE LAND OF PEACE AND PLENTY
HE’S GONE…I’M EMPTY
NEVER TO RELIVE THOSE DISTANT SCENES
NO CHESHIRE GRINS, NO MANGO DREAMS
NO CHESHIRE GRINS, NO MANGO DREAMS
NO CHESHIRE GRINS, NO MANGO DREAMS
copyright 2002 DEANNA DOVE/ISLAND GIRL RECORDS

GOING GOING GONE aka BREAKFAST

Written By: DEANNA DOVE

MEANDERING SLOWLY DOWN LIFE’S TRAIL
LOOKING FOR ANSWERS WITH LIMITED AVAIL
TRYING TO CHOOSE BETWEEN HER HEART AND A SONG
SHE’S GOING, GOING, GONE

REASONS TO STAY
REASONS TO GO
IN HER YOUTH
MERELY CONTROLLING THE FLOW
VACILLATING BETWEEN HER HEART AND A SONG
SHE’S GOING, GOING, GONE

THE EARTH MOVES
THE MOON RISES EACH PASSING DAY
REGRET AND HOPE
TWO REASONS TO PLAY
FALLING AWAY FROM HER HEART AND A SONG
SHE’S GOING, GOING, GONE

LEANING TOWARDS BOTH
DECISIONS TO MAKE
STAYING OR GOING
WHAT WILL IT TAKE
THIS MOMENT FEELS RIGHT
DO I FEEL WRONG
WATCHING HER STRUGGLE BETWEEN HER HEART AND A SONG

SHE’S GOING
I KNOW
THERE’S NOTHING I CAN DO
I’LL TELL YOU
SO YOU’LL KNOW
MY LOVE IS EVERYWHERE YOU GO

THE EARTH MOVES
THE MOON RISES EACH PASSING DAY
REGRET AND HOPE
TWO REASONS TO PLAY
MOVING ON WITH HER HEART AND A SONG
SHE’S GOING, GOING, GONE SHE’S GOING, GOING, GONE

THE EARTH MOVES
THE MOON RISES EACH PASSING DAY
REGRET AND HOPE
TWO REASONS TO PLAY
SHE’S MOVING ON WITH HER HEART AND A SONG
SHE’S GOING, GOING, GONE SHE’S GOING, GOING, GONE
copyright 2002 DEANNA DOVE/ISLAND GIRL RECORDS

IN THE BLUE HOUR

Written By: DEANNA DOVE

AS THE SUN FADES AT THE END OF DAY
I WATCH THE COLORS ALL ACROSS THE BAY
I WANNA MEET YOU IN THE FINEST HOUR
AND FEEL THE MAGICAL REFLECTIVE POWER

I WANNA LOVE YOU IN THE BLUE
I’M GONNA LOVE YOU IN THE BLUE
LOVE YOU IN THE BLUE
IN THE BLUE HOUR

THE BLUES WILL CHANGE TO EVERY SHADE
BUT MY SHADES OF RED WILL NEVER FADE
I WANNA LOVE YOU IN THE IVORY TOWER
I WANNA COME AND FEEL YOUR STRONGEST POWER

CHORUS

THE COLOR OF THE SKY IS TURNING GRAY
MY LOVE WITH YOU IT WAS THE PERFECT DAY
THE MOON APPEARS LIKE A BIG SURPRISE
AND I’M GONNA LOVE YOU TIL THE DAY I DIE

CHORUS

© 2007 DEANNA DOVE/ISLAND GIRL RECORDS

Discography

Chesapeake - radio airplay, film and advertisements
Peace, Love & Crabs - film, radio & tv
Rock of My Roots - Gospel
Merry Christmas, Dahling! - Christmas Covers

Set List

Typical set runs approximately 1 hour including the following songs:
You Guys
Jam Up & Jelly Tight
Lula J
Chesapeake
Peace, Love & Crabs
In The Blue Hour
Take Me Back
Stalemate
Shallow-Minded Power Boat Folk
Original Sin
Lay Down With Dogs
Cheshire Grins and Mango Dreams
Back To The Island
River of Tears
Rivers Flow To The Sea
Covers are typically rock