Celtic spirit, Country soul
Welcome to the website of Scottish singer songwriter Dean Owens
One of Scotland’s best… “Whispering” Bob Harris
For God’s sake buy this album…! Russell Brand
New album, Southern Wind is available now, from all good record shops; also direct orders from At The Helm Records. (Click here for details)
Link to downloads (iTunes, Amazon, Google+, Spotify)
CLICK HERE TO READ SOME OF THE RAVE REVIEWS FOR Southern Wind (Quotes and in full) – DOWNLOADABLE PDF
Elvis Was My Brother (from Southern Wind album) is released as a digital single on 17 Aug (the day after 41st anniversary of Elvis’s death), and a brand new video. The song is based on a true story, and celebrates what being a music fan means to the fan – both in the story of the song, and the video, compiled from Super8 footage riffling thro Dean’s back pages of his travels round the USA, including sitting at the recording desk at Sun Studios, paying tribute to Johnny Cash in his old house in Dyess, and much more.
Dean: The song was inspired by a dear friend who told me how he had been raised by his mother, and didn’t really know his dad. He moved around a lot as a kid and found comfort in some old cassette tapes. The one he loved most was an old Elvis Presley tape. He said Elvis felt like the only male figure in his life. His friend, his brother. I’m over the moon about the idea of playing this in Memphis, on the same stage where Elvis started out.
Delighted to announce the Dean will be performing at the awesome Southern Fried Festival (28 July) with his full Whisky Hearts Band. Check out that lineup!
2 Feb – Celtic Connections
3 Apr – Betsey Trotwood, London
See “Live” page for more dates and booking links
(with 2 other Neilson Hubbard produced albums at #1 and #5 (both also featuring guitarist Will Kimbrough)).
See “Live” page for dates and booking links
Read about the making of the video, and watch it in the embedded link.
“Owens hits a sweet spot… delivers straight and true on his self proclaimed Celtic spirit, country soul”
4 STARS from Country Music Magazine –
“a rousing vulnerability that at times recalls Richard Ashcroft…”
5 STARS from Country Music People
“Owens’ talent borders on genius… A List” –
The video for The Last Song – the 1st song on the upcoming Southern Wind album, is featured on Americana-UK.
The video was made by Ruth Barrie (Waltzer Films) and features the kids from Tribe Porty Youth Theatre
NOV/DEC TOUR NEWS
Tour dates include Under The Apple Tree/Warehouse Recording (Harrogate) and a 10 night tour with fellow troubadours Robert Vincent, Worry Dolls and The Black Feathers as Roots in the Round
Southern Wind will be officially launched with a full band gig at Celtic Connections on Fri 2 Feb 2018.
Tickets and info
15th Sep – Official showcase at Americanafest, Nashville
8 SEP 2017: 10 Miles to Saturday Night
New single release (Dean Owens & The Whisky Hearts)
22-24th Aug – On tour with Grant Lee Phillips (London, Dublin, Cork)
16th Aug – Cash Back show at New Town Theatre, Edinburgh (Edinburgh Fringe)
Coming soon! New album Southern Wind, released Feb 2018 on At The Helm Records
Celtic Americana from Leith via Nashville