Across a string of solo albums released since the turn of the century, singer Alasdair Roberts is already something of a veteran on the British folk scene.
In late 1963, Jan & Dean’s Drag City album tapped into a complete feel unlike any other of its time. As the album opened and the title track revved its way into pure machismo car bliss, you were literally taken to the drag strip with Jan & Dean. But, how they got there was a pretty story.
As the surviving member of Jan & Dean, Dean Torrence continues to tour keeping the spirit of the Jan & Dean name alive. 50 years after the release of "Baby Talk." Torrence is preparing for a performance at the Endless Summer Quarterly East Coast Fan Convention Sept. 12 and took time to talk with Goldmine about Jan & Dean.