DEAN OWENS: 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 new power trio The Southerners brings together the formidable talents of award winning multi instrumentalist Tom Collison on keys and bass guitar (sometimes both at the same time) and guitar maestro Jim Maving (Case Hardin, Don Gallardo) on electric, delta slide and mandolin. Three 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) with his own distillation of ‘Celtic spirit, Country soul’… Jim Maving and Tom Collison showed their class in their ability to intensify that mix …. the strongest intoxicant on offer…” Your Life in a Song
“One of the standout Americana artists this side of the pond…” Lonesome Highway