Affectionately known as Mama Dee, Deann Merchant is a Singer/Song Writer/Radio Host & Devoted Yamaha Silent Guitar player. Shes also, the face of Multiple Sclerosis causes and a devout animal activist.
Known for her musical diversity & wild sense of style, Deann Loves to put it all together & deliver a show! Transforming into her alter ego Mama Dee, she enjoys indulging her wild sense of fashion to create a synergy of Sight & Sound listeners have come to expect & genuinely enjoy!
Currently, Deann has joined forces with Heart Songs Corporation & was recently honored as Spokesperson for their Heart Song Causes, as their Multiple Sclerosis Spokesperson. Heart Songs utilizes music as the backdrop for their multi-dimensional platform including Heart Songs for Veterans where she will also support the cause as a patriot.
Another of Deann's passions is helping to raise awareness & support for shelter animals. Deann's charity song Shelter Dog to date, has helped raise just over $1000.00 since its inception in 2012. Designed to help raise funds & awareness for abused & abandoned animals, all sales & contributions benefit Chances Haven Rescue in Gainesville, TX.!! There is also a companion video on Youtube & PSA's for her charity that stations have graciously offered to run to help in her efforts!
At present, Deann's new act Redemption Road with Sax player Al Dziedzic, perform in the New England area & their set to compete (September) in the CT. Blues Society Competition as a potential for next years I.B.C. competition.
A multi-genre blues based musician Deann's music is currently in rotation on numerous radio stations here and abroad. Her song So Good I'm Bad was recently featured by W.I.B.'s (Women In Blues) as the backing track for their 2015 W.I.B.'s Showcase video for the I.B.C. (International Blues Competition) festivities.
Deann has been playing guitar for almost 40 years and as owned numerous guitars in that time frame but now enjoys her Yamaha Silent guitars most! It provides the versatility she needs to perform while its unique design, helps complete her look!
Seasoned & sassy, Mama Dee's vocal style is ready & waiting to work its magic! Just show'r the stage & she'll do the rest!!