"Scotland's most engaging and haunting singer-songwriter”
- Irvine Welsh
"Heart shredding folk songs full of Scottish soul… " No Depression
"lush, sweeping Americana… " Spiral Earth
"Rocks like the E-Street Band..." UNCUT
Dean Owens is a Scottish based Americana artist, his music is described as Celtic Americana from Leith via Nashville - incorporating influences from his American heroes as well as his Scottish homeland. Dean has been hailed as one of Scotland’s finest singer songwriters, with fans including "Whispering" Bob Harris, Irvine Welsh and Russell Brand, with many of his songs, including Raining in Glasgow and Man From Leith, being acclaimed as classics of Scottish songwriting.
Armed with a searingly soulful voice and a neat line in memorable heart-twisting melodies, Dean filters his love of Americana through a gritty yet lyrical Scottish sensibility. A compelling and engaging live performer, with an emotional hurricane of stories and songs, wound round earworm generating tunes.
In his early career Dean was the front-man of the much loved Scottish Americana band The Felsons. His music has taken him far and wide, to Europe, USA and Australia. including touring with the Mavericks, and most recently opening for Roseanne Cash, Gretchen Peters and Jason Isbell, as well as playing his own headline shows, both solo and with his band, The Whisky Hearts. Summer 2017 sees him touring (London and Ireland) with American singer songwriter Grant Lee Phillips (Gilmore Girls, Grant Lee Buffalo).
His new album, his 7th official release, will be launched in Feb 2018, on At The Helm Records. Southern Wind was produced by Nashville's Neilson Hubbard and features award winning guitarist (and long time collaborator) Will Kimbrough.
"For God’s sake buy this album… " Russell Brand
"One of the best singer songwriters in Scotland... a master at crafting story-driven portraits… his voice is as good as his writing: strong, graced with a wonderful tone..." Sunday Herald
"Magical… in sparklingly great form…" Ricky Ross (Another Country, BBC Radio Scotland/Deacon Blue)
"...boasting a storytelling sensibility which deftly straddles folk and Americana... excellent… " Artist of the Week Scotland on Sunday
"Rocks like the E-Street Band…" Uncut
"Great little stories wound round earworm generating tunes… "Folk Radio UK
"Echoes of Springsteen and the tear stained balladry of Ryan Adams…"The Sun
"Heart shredding folk songs full of Scottish soul… "No Depression
"lush, sweeping Americana… "Spiral Earth
"the more you listen the deeper you fall into this ocean of the heart…"FATEA
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