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Southern Wind: Dean Owens
Dean Owens, from Leith, resident of Edinburgh, AMAUK 'Song Of The Year' Award winner 2019, on tour with The Southerners, AMAUK 'Instrumentalist Of The Year' Tom Collison (also ever-welcome at The Greys) and Jim Maving. Receiving well-earned praise, award and further acclaim - this is Dean Owens' year.
Whether with The Felsons, solo or with an ever-evolving number of collaborators including members of The Mavericks and his Whisky Hearts, Dean Owens has carved a career that has seen Dean and his 'Celtic Americana' described as 'Scotland's most engaging and haunting Singer-Songwriter' by Irvine Welsh.
He has a range of albums recorded in UK, New York and Nashville, acclaimed recordings with producer in demand Neilson Hubbard (plus the ambitious and very well received 'Buffalo Blood' project which was unveiled at Celtic Connections this year).
The emotional honesty in Dean Owens' songs shines through as he sings about people and places, love and regrets. A gritty yet lyrical Scottish sensibility, delivered with a searingly soulful voice.
Singer/songwriter with a crystalline voice and a sound that meshes country rock with acoustic ballads combining elements of Woody Guthrie and Townes Van Zandt.
Dean Owens is one of Scotland’s most acclaimed and established singer songwriters, with fans including Bob Harris, Irvine Welsh and Russell Brand.
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 innate ability to connect with any audience.
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