Originally from Ettrick, VA, with a deep connection to his family’s musical roots in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Dewey has been performing on stage since he was eight years old. Making music for virtually his entire life, his versatility has led him from events like the Virginia State Gospel Championship and the Galax Fiddler’s Convention as a child guitar player and singer. Then on to years of leading Pentecostal music-filled worship as a young man while working 20 years as a plumber to support his family. This all led him to become the full-time powerhouse he is today.
After picking his way through Virginia and the Carolinas, Dewey made his way down to Saint Augustine, Florida which has been his home base since 2007. Called a “contagious ball of energy” as well as a “lighthearted performance”, he is considered amongst the best a “musician’s musician” and has made his mark as the best flat-pick guitarist in all of Northeast Florida.
His unique talent has attracted veteran performers from the Florida music scene like Stan Lynch of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers who is credited on Dewey’s all original CD “Likes of the Man in Black” and Banner Thomas, a founding member of Molly Hatchet, whom Dewey was honored to call his bassist in the Dewey Via Band for several years until he passed in 2017.
Dewey is recognized all over for both his extensive number of radio-worthy original songs and his ability to take a song from any genre and deliver it with