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.
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 on electric, delta slide and mandolin. Their recent debut on the English tour circuit in June 2019 met with exuberant standing ovations and several sellouts.
2019 has been an exciting year for Owens – winning UK Song of the Year at the Americana Music Association UK Awards (for the title track of his most recent, widely acclaimed album Southern Wind), and knocking up over 20,000 miles on the road, on US and UK tours. PLUS Dean played a leading part in the Buffalo Blood collaboration (aka “The Americana Supergroup”) that created the 1st release on the Eel Pie Records label – EPRLP001. All the Buffalo Blood info is here.
Armed with a searingly soulful voice, skilfully crafted songs and earworm inducing melodies, 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 best 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/alt country/cowpunk band, the Felsons – peppered throughout his set. His performance takes his audience from tears to laughter to rocking out, in the course of just a few songs.
Southerners live video – https://youtu.be/RGkcCODC-9U
***** 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
- One of the standout Americana artists this side of the pond… Lonesome Highway
- Superb singer and songwriter… Ralph McLean (BBC Radio Ulster)
- 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
Dean Owens online