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Dede and the Dreamers - Miss Muse (Chris Dorman)

The texture of Chris Dorman's song was so fun to work with. We used marimba and strings to add our own texture that hinted to the original's mysterious quality. Since half of the Dreamers live in Traverse City, we sent the file up to Chris Michels and John Driscoll to add there own stylings to the song. I left the interpretation open to them trusting in their musicality. 

In-Studio Audio: Dede & The Dreamers - Hope

Dede & The Dreamers perform this song from the new album 'Daydream', live at WYCE. Session aired 2016-01-28

Dede and The Dreamers get ‘daydreamy’ while expanding audience for psychedelic folk-jazz

As a child growing up in Traverse City, Dede Alder fondly recalls painting, dancing, drawing, writing poetry and “putting on shows” in her basement.

Building A Fan Base: Dede and The Dreamers played 2015’s Water Festival. (Photo/Tori Thomas)

At 35, she’s still at it today as frontwoman for the eclectic, psychedelic folk and jazz band Dede and The Dreamers, an Ann Arbor-based group which released its new studio album, “Daydream,” in September.

In-Studio Audio: Dede & The Dreamers - On the Move

Dede & The Dreamers perform this song from the new album 'Daydream', live at WYCE. Session aired 2016-01-28

Dede & The Dreamers set to unfurl ‘Daydream’

TRAVERSE CITY — Dede Alder fondly recalls painting, dancing, drawing, writing poetry and “putting on shows” in her basement as a child growing up in Traverse City.

At 35, she’s still at it today as frontwoman for the eclectic, psychedelic folk and jazz band Dede & The Dreamers, an Ann Arbor-based group which released its new studio album, “Daydream,” in September. Alder sings and plays vibraphone.

Dede and the Dreamers' Daydream

If the goal of recording an album is to build some kind of aesthetic, then Dede & The Dreamers have accomplished just that with their latest album. ‘Daydream’ is an apt title for the release from Dede & The Dreamers. The album opens with ‘Dear One’, an acapella tune that takes you straight to Bourbon St. in New Orleans, LA. Its a classic love song with Dreamers’ John Driscoll and Chris Michels backing up Dede on sultry vocals. It ends with a huge major chord on the organ through a Leslie speaker rotating and ...

Sacred Drumming - with Dede Alder at Source

Source is thrilled to add another beautiful event to our fall line up. Dede Alder is coming back to TC for a four class series at Source - Sacred Drumming! Drumming the Heartbeat: Aligning yourself to the primal rhythm. This will be a drumming class that explores the frame drum, the most ancient and portable of all drums. 

She-s Got the Beat: Dede and The Dreamers

Dede Alderman may be one of the busiest musicians in the Traverse City area. From her own solo work to her collaborations with a host of fellow local artists, Alderman’s percussion work, teamed up with her vocal abilities, also makes her one of the more unusual performers on the local scene.

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Dede & the Dreamers : Miss Muse by Chris Dorman

The texture of Chris Dorman's song was so fun to work with. We used marimba and strings to add our own texture that hinted to the original's mysterious quality. Since half of the Dreamers live in Traverse City, we sent the file up to Chris Michels and John Driscoll to add there own stylings to the song. I left the interpretation open to them trusting in their musicality.