Fort Erie musician Dean Young releasing new single ‘So It Is What It Is’ today

Good music is good music no matter the genre.

Dean Young grew up loving country music–his dad even played in a country band and had him sing at shows as a youngster–but grew an appreciation for rock and roll as he got older.

Credit: Dean Young

He said his sound includes everything from traditional country to classic rock.

“I draw from them all,” he noted. “If it’s good music, it is good music.”

Young, who has two previous albums ‘That Guitar’ and ‘Makin’ A Life’, is poised to release a new single, ‘So It Is What It Is’ on Friday, May 17, just in time for the long weekend.

He said he originally wrote the track back in 2012 but it sat on the shelf. Young later rediscovered the song and felt the lyrics were as poignant as ever.

“It is about making the best of what you’ve got,” said Young. “It’s about making lemonade from lemons.”

Young said the single was produced by multiple-time award winner Jason Barry, with whom Young has worked since 2017.

Young’s music can be found on Spotify and other platforms, or directly on his website at

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