Dean Friedman has been telling humorous, poignant, quirky, oddly specific stories through his music for more than 40 years. From his 1977 chart-topping hit Ariel, to Lucky Stars, Lydia, and more. He’s known as a “songsmith extraordinaire,” having taught and written books on songwriting. His influence can be felt in the work of bands like Barenaked Ladies, who covered his song, McDonald’s Girl. Dean writes soundtracks for TV and film, produces radio series, and continues to tour around the world. We thank our lucky stars to have him on the Chill Tent Stage.