“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

HEADLINE NEWS
2018
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
 
Mojo review - Southern Wind - 4 stars

  • Southern Wind Nominated in UK Song of the Year catgory for AMA-UK Awards 2019
     

  • The World Premiere live performance of Buffalo Blood is at Celtic Connections, Glasgow, UK – 25 Jan 2019
    Click here for more info

  • Vagabond Voices – Dean Owens & Yvonne Lyon – Tour dates announced – Nov 2018
     

  • USATour dates announced – Oct 2018
     

  • New single – Elvis Was My Brother – Released 17 Aug 2018
    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: I’m over the moon about the idea of playing this in Memphis, on the same stage where Elvis started out.

  • Southern Wind blowing into Southern Fried 2018
    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!
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  • 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.
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  • 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
    and
    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”
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    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

    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

    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