ThunderBash Features Ira Dean of Trick Pony Tonight, 5/19


Get ready for "musical hockey without the ice" as Ira Dean, formerly of Trick Pony, heads to Thunder Country to headline the 7th annual ThunderBash presented by Thunder 102, The Town of Thompson and Concord Associates at the Monticello Casino & Raceway tonight, May 19th.

This free event features Nashville recording artists Tommy Steele, David Bradley, David Adam Byrnes, Amber Hayes, Darren Warren, Sherry Lynn, along with regional favorites Iron Cowboy and Sullivan County's own and Nashville singer/songwriters Somerville featuring Eldred High School Senior Alyssa Startup.

Ira Dean's been called wild, untamed, crazy and energetic as a former member of the country trio, Trick Pony, but since leaving the group in 2008, Dean has proven that strength doesn't always come in numbers.

Chart-topping hits written by Dean, such as "Pour Me," and the Grammy nominated "Just What I Do," established him, not only as Trick Pony's "Wildman" with headlights in his chrome bass, but as a brand new singer/songwriting force and studio musician in country music.

Dean has also written for other artists including Joe Nichols, Chris Young, ex-band mate Heidi Newfield, Jake Owen, Gary Allan and Montgomery Gentry, including their big hit, "One In Every Crowd". He also has the writing credits on the title track for Trace Adkins' album, Proud To Be Here. Dean's latest, "Somethin' Bout A Sunday", co-written with Josh Thompson, is currently climbing the charts.

Donations will be taken at the door for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the YMCA of Sullivan County's Strong Kids Program.

ThunderBash is a FREE event, but you need a ticket to get in. Keep listening to Thunder 102, download the Radio Bold app or go online at for more details.

ThunderBash…the Biggest Bash in Sullivan County since '69…coming Saturday, May 19th to the Grandstand at Monticello Casino & Raceway. Doors open at 5 pm and show starts at 6 pm. Thunder Bash presented by The Town of Thompson, Concord Associates and also sponsored by M & M Auto Group, Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, Crystal Run Healthcare, Big V Tours….and Your On-Air, Online and On Your Cell Phone Station…Thunder 102.

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