Dean Maywood ’s early 2019 release of single, Jane gives hope and deliverance to a genre lost, but never forgotten. The singer/songwriter and Americana element within this track is, in fact, the artform at its purest and most honest state.
Irishman, Dean Maywood expertly crafts an evening-experience into a ballad of everyman for the listener’s voyeuristic enjoyment or even to relive a similar experience. Jane opens with a beautiful, brut acoustic guitar which never leaves our side throughout this whole experience, nor does Maywood; he’s here with you until morning. The track is decorated with weeping and moaning steel guitar swells of the early 70s and haunting female backing vocals that help invoke a mood of emptiness and despair.
a beautiful, brut acoustic guitar which never leaves our side throughout this whole experience, nor does Maywood.
Maywood, with his genuine, storytelling, real-life serenade, vocally transports and exhumes skeletons of Wilco’s Summerteeth album or anything by Justin Townes Earle. Jane is a track that could transcend time and generations. It is testament that, if your music is plumb and honest, it doesn’t need studio gymnastics. It’s just a look through the eyes of the creator, the retelling of a story by an expert narrator. This song is John Prine, it is Neil Young, it is Jackson Browne, but after all it’s Dean Maywood. For 99 cents (or $1.29) you get a piece of his soul.