Award winning Scottish singer songwriter Dean Owens is one of UK’s finest troubadours, with fans including authors Irvine Welsh and Ian Rankin, and BBC legend “Whispering” Bob Harris.
Hard to pin down to a particular genre, his music is a unique blend of Scottish roots and Americana – the unfettered enthusiasm of a rock n roller coupled with the sympathetic delivery of folk’s best storytellers. His songs encapsulate a masterful economy of songwriting, delivering compelling tales with a searingly soulful voice that is warm, subtle and powerful.
He’s joined by regular collaborator, guitar maestro Jim Maving (Case Hardin, Don Gallardo), on electric, delta slide and mandolin. Two outstanding live performers, their gigs are marked by a joyous onstage chemistry, and exuberant standing ovations.
Dean’s music has taken him all over the world, particularly throughout the USA, where he has made most of his 8 solo albums, including the upcoming Sinner’s Shrine, recorded with “desert noir” legends Calexico.
the pulse of all our lives… Irvine Welsh
UK Song of the Year Award 2019 – UK Americana Music Association
magical… one of the happiest and most life affirming shows of the year… Americana UK
Dean Owens is right up there with Scotland’s finest artists… Your Life in a Song
one of the most interesting and innovative artists in Americana… Lonesome Highway
music that is varied, vibrant and thoroughly fascinating… American Songwriter
visionary and rewarding; don’t hesitate in exploring… Folk Radio UK