Dean Owens & The Southerners
Award winning Scottish singer songwriter Dean Owens is widely hailed as one of UK’s finest troubadours, with fans including Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and BBC legend “Whispering” Bob Harris.
The title track of his most recent, widely acclaimed album, Southern Wind, won the UK Song of the Year Award at the 2019 Americana Music Association UK Awards.
Fresh from a 2 month USA tour, Dean is delighted to be joining forces with the formidable talents of Tom Collison (Instrumentalist of the Year 2018 (AMA-UK)) and renowned guitarist Jim Maving. – collectively Dean Owens and The Southerners.
Armed with a searingly soulful voice, skilfully crafted songs and earworm inducing melodies, Dean is a spellbinding and hugely engaging live performer, with a hurricane of stories, songs and banter. Dean’s music conjures the wild romanticism of the open road, distilling the Scottish and Americana into a unique blend of celtic spirit, country soul. The unfettered enthusiasm of a rock n roller coupled with the sympathetic delivery of folk’s storytellers.
A Dean Owens gig isn’t just about the songs though. Dean is also a witty raconteur, with anecdotes about his travels and the songs – from an 8 album solo career, and his days with Scotland’s original Americana band, the Felsons – peppered throughout his set. His performance crosses genres, as he takes his audience from tears to laughter to rocking out in the course of just a few songs.
**** A little bit country, a little bit rock and soul… MOJO
***** borders on genius… A-List… Country Music People
**** Country Music Magazine
- One of Scotland’s best troubadours… fabulous… Bob Harris (BBC)
- Scotland’s most engaging and haunting singer-songwriter… Irvine Welsh
Magical… a must see – Ricky Ross (BBC/Deacon Blue)
- Scottish, Americana in a unique blend… No Depression
- his songwriting craft can stand proudly with the best … albums like this don’t come around too often… FATEA
- superb… Ralph McLean (BBC Radio Ulster)
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