“Scotland’s most engaging and haunting singer-songwriter” IRVINE WELSH

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)
Album launch dates
2 Feb – Celtic Connections
3 Apr – Betsey Trotwood, London
See “Live” page for more dates and booking links

  • Southern Wind is #3 in Euro Americana chart (March 2018)
    (with 2 other Neilson Hubbard produced albums at #1 and #5 (both also featuring guitarist Will Kimbrough)).

  • Southern Wind enters Official UK Charts (Americana) at #34

  • Feb/Mar 2018 Dean Owens announced as special guest on Will Hoge UK and European tour
    See “Live” page for dates and booking links

  • Southern Wind is the Featured Video and Song of the Day on Folk Radio UK:
    Read about the making of the video, and watch it in the embedded link.

  • Glowing 4 STAR review in MOJO Magazine for Southern Wind
    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”
    NOV 2017
    UPDATE: The Last Song is available as a FREE download (from 24 Nov, for a limited period only).
    Download from Soundcloud here or from Bandcamp here

    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

    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

    OCT 2017
    Southern Wind will be officially launched with a full band gig at Celtic Connections on Fri 2 Feb 2018.
    Tickets and info

    Release date: 16th Feb

    SEP 2017
    15th Sep – Official showcase at Americanafest, Nashville

    See About page for more info

    8 SEP 2017: 10 Miles to Saturday Night
    New single release (Dean Owens & The Whisky Hearts)

    AUG 2017
    22-24th Aug – On tour with Grant Lee Phillips (London, Dublin, Cork)

    See Gigs page for links

    16th Aug – Cash Back show at New Town Theatre, Edinburgh (Edinburgh Fringe)

    July 2017
    Coming soon! New album Southern Wind, released Feb 2018 on At The Helm Records

    Celtic Americana from Leith via Nashville

    Listen to Dean on Spotify