“The rich-voiced Deanna Dove”, the Washington Post, is best known as the “Island Girl” and “local legend” in her hometown for her compositional writing style about her lifelong experiences being out on the water in a boat. Dove has earned a loyal audience for her ability to craft songs that include elements of rock, pop, blues, alt-country and gospel into a distinctly individual style with a universal appeal. Dove has established her reputation as a powerful, earthy singer, multi-talented guitar playing, beat making, one woman show.

Dove’s debut album, “Chesapeake” was released in May 2003, on her Island Girl Records label. “Chesapeake” has sold over 10,000 albums, thousands of downloads and solidified Deanna as a songwriter. Deanna found that her unmistakably personal spin on “Chesapeake” also drew a universal feeling for others living elsewhere on any body of water. The title track’s rock ballad, “Chesapeake” has been featured as the theme song for the "Voices of the Chesapeake Bay," a Sunday morning radio program produced by Michael Buckley on WRNR 103.1, Annapolis, MD. The track, “Chesapeake” was released on a 2005 compilation disc “Songs of the Chesapeake Bay” where proceeds go toward promoting awareness for protecting the Chesapeake Bay. “Chesapeake” has been featured in hundreds of videos and promotional campaigns as well as Deanna's live performance on Maryland Public Television's 2014 Chesapeake Bay Week. Never losing it’s appeal, “Chesapeake” was the featured music with students from Anne Arundel County's Public School, for their 2018 Chesapeake Bay awareness project.

Dove’s musical development continued when after a month-long musical tour from North Carolina to Florida; Deanna returned home and packed her bags for Nashville to find a mutual soul to record her next projects. In January 2007, she met hit-songwriter, producer Bill “Zig” Herzig (“Right from the Start,” Earl Thomas Conley) and began an intense 7 1/2 week long recording project. Dove revisited her childhood roots and recorded the gospel album, “Rock of My Roots." Next, Dove recorded her favorite Christmas songs to complete the album, “Merry Christmas, Dahling!.” Finally, Dove went to work writing ten new original songs to once again work with Zig and her acclaimed Nashville band —Justin Schipper (guitar, Josh Turner), Steve Holland & Marshal Richardson (drums, Jo Dee Messina), Chris Autry (bass, Jo Dee Messina) and Zig (b3, mandolin)— to write a fun and uplifting album that became yet her 4th album entitled “Peace, Love & Crabs.”

One of the tracks from the album, “Lay Down With Dogs” gets its name from a well used phrase Dove heard often from her father at the kitchen table and also from reading a book while in Nashville entitled Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love and Lose at Both, by Laura Sessions Stepp. “I wrote that song in hopes to get a “red alert” out to young women today", says Dove. While on her daily walk down by the water at Percy Priest in Nashville, Deanna shared one of the lines she had just written that day from the track “Stalemate” with country legend “Whispering” Bill Anderson, who just kept saying, “I wish that I had written that line.” Dove comments about another track “You Guys” that was written to enviously jab at males who grow up having their mothers, or spouse, take care of business for them while they take care of business learning how to play the guitar. “You Guys” was featured on the NBC Today Show in 2011.

Dove has opened for the great blues masters, Eric Bibb and Shemika Copeland. Currently writing and recording her next project, Dove tours and performs as the activist impetus for the most popular yearly events in her hometown in support of public awareness for restoring and preserving the Chesapeake Bay. Dove is a founding member of SoMdCARES, Southern Maryland Citizens Alliance for Renewable Energy Solutions.

Deanna's Performance History

VENUES where Deanna has played:

49 West Wine Bar & Gallery, Annapolis, MD
American Café, Herndon, VA
Officier’s Club, Andrews Air Force Base, MD
Bad Habits; Tysons Corner, VA
Beach Cove; Chesapeake Beach, MD
Blue Water Tavern, Chester, MD
Bo Brooks Restaurant & Catering, Baltimore, MD
Boatyard Bar & Grill; Eastport, MD
Bolling Air Force Base, Anacostia, MD 
Borders Bookstore & Café; Columbia, MD & Waldorf, MD
Brentwood Pub; Nashville, TN
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms 25th Anniversary - Washington, DC
Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa, Marina Hyatt Regency; Cambridge, MD
Café East; Easton, MD
Calypso Bay Dock Bar; Traceys Landing, MD
Caren’s Solomon Style; Solomons, MD
Carpenter Street; Easton, MD
Catamarans; Solomons, MD
Chesapeake Bay Resort & Spa; Chesapeake Beach, MD
Clarendon Grill; Clarendon, VA
Coconut Joe’s, Edgewater, MD
Eastport Clipper; Eastport, MD
Fager’s Island Restaurant; Ocean City, MD
Federal House, Annapolis, MD
Finickys; Tysons Corner, VA
Griffins City Dock; Annapolis, MD
Hall of Fame; Nashville, TN
Hemingways, Kent Island, MD 
Irish Channel; Crofton, MD & Washington, DC
Isaacs Restaurant & Tiki Bar; Solomons, MD
Kent Island Yacht Club; Kent Island, MD
Kentmorr Marina & Restaurant; Kent Island, MD
Kingfishers; Lusby, MD
King Street Blues; Kingstowne, VA
Kaufmanns; Odenton, MD
Lassicks; College Park, MD
Laughing Lizard Lounge; Alexandria, VA
Lyrix; Nashville, TN
Mahaffey’s Pub; Baltimore, MD
Mangoes; Rose Haven MD
Marathon Key Club; Islamorada, FL
Market Square, City Dock, Annapolis, MD
Marriott Waterfront, Norfolk, VA
Mears Point Marina; Grasonville, MD
Middleton’s Tavern; Annapolis, MD
Night Cat; Easton, MD
Norfolk Convention & Visitors Bureau, Norfolk, VA
Ocean Annie’s; Myrtle Beach, SC
Patterson Theatre; Baltimore, MD
Pook’s Hill Marriott; Bethesda, MD
Pirates Cove; Galesville, MD
Red Eye’s Dock Bar; Kent Island, MD
Robert’s Restaurant; Prince Frederick, MD
Ruddy Duck Brewery; Solomons, MD
Rudy’s; Virginia Beach, VA

Running Hare Vineyard, Prince Frederick, MD
St. Mary's College; St. Mary’s City; MD
Sea Gull Cove Gift Store; Solomons, MD
Skores, Prince Frederick, MD
Solomons Pier; Solomons, MD
Sly Fox Pub; Annapolis, MD 
Spicer Bar & Grill; Owings, MD
Springfield Country Club; Springfield, VA
Stoney’s, Broomes Island, MD
Stoney’s Kingfishers, Solomons Island, MD
Stoney’s Pier, Solomons Island, MD
Surfside 7; Edgewater, MD
Swann Point Marina; Swann Point, MD
Taj Mahal; Atlantic City, NJ
The Big Owl Tiki Bar, Grasonville, MD
Trump Marina; Atlantic City, NJ
Tysons Sports Club; Tysons Corner, VA
Vic’s Italia by the Bay; Chesapeake Beach, MD
Wharfside, Centreville, MD
Willy T’s; Norman Island, British Virgin Island
Yorktown Shopping Center, Merrifield, VA
Zahnhizers, Solomons, MD
Zen Bistro, Arlington, VA

CONCERTS, FESTIVALS & EVENTS where Deanna has played:

2010-2015        National Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington, DC
2005-2009        Annapolis Summer City Dock Concert Series; Annapolis, MD
2007                 Baltimore Artscape, Baltimore, MD
2005-2018        Bernie Fowler Wade-In; Broomes Island, MD
2006                 Charles County Festival; Indian Head, MD
2005-2018        Schooner Woodwind Cruises; Annapolis, MD
2006                 Mid-Atlantic Music Conference; Charlotte, NC
2006-2007        Holiday Inn Select Summer Featured Artist; Solomons, MD
2007-2018        Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville, MD
2005/08/17       Ram’s Head Stage; Annapolis, MD
2005                 The Historic Avalon Theatre; Easton, MD 
2004-2013        Maritime Museum; Solomons Island, MD
2004-2018        Waterman’s Association Festival; Solomons, MD
2004                 Showcase Folk Alliance Conference; San Diego, CA
2004                 Bayfest; North Beach, MD
2004-2007        South Anne Arundel County Festival; Tracey’s Landing, MD
2004                 Nanticoke Watershed Alliance Festival; Vienna, MD
2004-2008        Marlborough Day Festival; Upper Marlboro, MD
2004                 Business Women’s Association Fashion Show Sheraton; Annapolis, MD
2001-2013        Patuxent River Appreciation Days; Solomons, MD
2004                 Solomons Island Spring Launch; Solomons, MD
2003-2004        North Beach Summer Concert; North Beach, MD
2003                 Chesapeake Bay Bridge Swim
2003                 SummerSeat Sanctuary & St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League; Mechanicsville, MD
2001/02/06       Rod N' Reel Boardwalk Café; Chesapeake Beach, MD
2003-2013        Eastport Maritime Museum; Annapolis, MD
2001                 Calvert Artist Showcase Holiday Inn Select; Solomons, MD

Originals & Partial Cover Tune List

Deanna's Original Songs

Chesapeake 
Cheshire Grins and Mango Dreams 
Going, Going, Gone (aka Breakfast)
Hard-Headed Man
In The Blue Hour 
Jam Up & Jelly Tight 
Lay Down Wif Dogs
Life if Short (And You’re Dead A Long Time)
Lula J 
Mean Streak
Peace, Love & Crabs
Rivers Flow to the Sea 
Shallow Minded Power Boat Folk
Stalemate
Take Me Back 
Original Sin 
You Guys

Deanna's Partial List of Cover Tunes

Against the Wind
And It Stoned Me
Angel From Montgomery 
All Along the Watchtower
All My Loving
Back to the Island
Bad Blood
Blowing in the Wind
Blue Bayou
Breakdown
Breathe
Brown Eyed Girl 
Cabin Down Below
Cannonball
Can’t Let Go
Changed the Locks
County Roads
Crazy
Crazy
Creep
Cry Love
Cuts Like a Knife
Dear Mr Fantasy
Dock of the Bay
Domino
Do Right Women
Don’t You Want Somebody to Love
Downpour
Dreams
Drunken Angel
Essence
Even the Losers
Fade Into You
Folsom Prison
Free Fallin
Girl Crush
Give Me One Reason
God Bless the USA
Good Riddance
(Going’) Wild For You Baby
Guilty
Handle Me With Care
Help Me Make it Through The Night
Hey Jude
House of the Rising Sun
Heartbreak Town 
Heart of Gold
Higher Ground
I Ain’t the Same
I Can’t Make You Love Me
If I Had Any Pride Left
If I Wanted Someone
If It Makes You Happy
I’m Yours
In the Garden
Instant Karma
Just How Lonely
Just Like a Woman
Killing Me Softly
Knocking on Heavens Door
Landslide
Lemon Drop
Let It Be
Let’s Get It On
Light My Fire
Living On A Prayer
Lonely Girls
Me & Bobby McGee
Melissa
Mama’s Broken Heart
Need Your Kinda Loving
Night’s in White Satin 
Oh Daddy
One
One of Us
Only the Lonely
Paris
Passionate Kisses
Picture
Poor Pitiful Me
Pride (In the Name of Love)
Pride & Joy
Redemption Song
Rhiannon
Right Down the Line
Right in Time
Ring of Fire
Ripple
Rocking in the Free World
Runaway
Running Down a Dream
Save Me
Somewhere Only We Know
Southern Cross
Strawberry Wine
Stuck in the Middle with You
Sweet Pea
Take Me To Church
Take Me To The River
Teach Your Children
The Waiting
The Weight
Til I Kissed You
Till It Shines
Thunder Road
Tupelo Honey
Turn the Page
You Got It
You Got Lucky
You Need to be with Me
You Know I’m No Good
You Make It Real for Me
You Wreck Me
You’re So Vain
What I Like About You
What’s Up
Wide Open Spaces
Wild Night
White Flag
Willin