- From Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
- 1975, was lead singer for Milwaukee band Grass, Food and Lodging.
- 1980, joined Tony Trischka and Skyline.
- 1995, formed Acoustic Outlet with Mike Mumford, Chris Stifel, Akira Otsuka and Fred Smith.
- 2000, formed the Dede Wyland Band.
- Is a professional vocal coach and widely known as a “singer’s singer.”
- 2009, released Keep The Light On album backed by Mike Mumford (banjo), Ronnie and Rickie Simpkins (bass and mandolin/fiddle), Wyatt Rice (guitar).
- 2018, released Urge for Going album (Patuxent).