Best UK Act Of 2021 (Americana UK Readers Poll 2021)
UK Song of the Year Award winner (AMA UK Awards 2019)
One of my favourite artists… “Whispering” Bob Harris (BBC)
For God’s sake buy this album…! Russell Brand
Scotland’s most engaging and haunting singer-songwriter Irvine Welsh
- 16 Mar 2022 Dean and filmmaker Ruth Barrie have put together a video for We Need Us to show solidarity with the people of Ukraine, and to support the Emergency fundraising appeal. The track is taken from his new album Sinner’s Shrine and features Dean with musicians from Calexico – Joey Burns, John Convertino, Jacob Valenzuela, Sergio Mendoza, plus Tom Hagerman and Naïm Amor.
25 Feb 2022
- Sinner’s Shrine new entry in Official UK Charts.
- RECORD OF THE WEEK – Ralph McLean Country (BBC Radio Ulster) and Celtic Music Radio
19 Feb 2022
- Double page interview by editor of Rolling Stone (France) who says Sinner’s Shrine is his “Record of the Week”
“un ouvrage magistral“
- 18 FEB 2022 – NEW ALBUM RELEASE: Sinner’s Shrine. Recorded in Tucson AZ with members of Calexico. Joint release by Eel Pie Records (London) and Continental Record Services (Netherlands). Available on all usual online platforms, record shops etc and Dean’s Bandcamp page.
- JAN 2021 – Video for After The Rain (from Sinner’s Shrine) premiered on Folk Radio UK
- “Dean’s music captures not only the very essence and spirit of the wide-open vistas of the American Southwest but also a more personal inner-awakening, one we are allowed to experience here in splendid technicolour“
- Dec 2021 – Dean voted Best UK Act of 2021 – Americana UK Readers’ Poll – Read more in the article here
- Video: New Mexico – from The Burning Heart (Desert Trilogy Vol 1) and Sinner’s Shrine (Released Feb 2022)
- OCT 2020: NEW VIDEO for A Song For The Dark Times, premiered on Americana UK, who say “simply beautiful… just what we need to listen to right now“. Other comments about the song include: “very special” – Ralph McLean (BBC Radio Ulster); “like a flower through the pavement” – Paul Sexton (BBC)
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