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UK Artist Of The Year / UK Album Of The Year (Americana UK Readers Poll 2022)

UK Song of the Year Award winner (AMA UK Awards 2019)

  • offical announcement - UK Song of the Year Award winner (AMA-UK)
  • Dean Owens (in teal suit, hat and yellow shirt, on stage, being presented with Americanafest UK Song of the Year Award 2019 by Graham Gouldman (10CC)

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


Mar 2023

NEW RELEASE! Coming soon… El Tiradito (The Curse of Sinner’s Shrine) will be released on 12 May 2023 (Digital and CD) on Netherlands’ Continental Record Services. A double album combining tracks from Sinner’s Shrine sessions, and some recorded long distance with Calexico musicians John Convertino and Marin Wenk, with Tom Hagerman, Naïm Amor and Kevin McGuire. Including an all new instrumental “soundtrack for an imaginary Western” as Dean lets loose his inner Morricone!

20 Mar 2023

Crowdfunder campaign launched for Dean’s next album, Spirit Ridge, to be recorded with Antonio Gramentieri, at Crinale Studio, Italy. It’s been selected to be part of Creative Scotland‘s crowdmatch competition – all pledges will be matched (up to the £15k target) by Creative Scotland’s fund. Click here for the link to the project page.

Netherlands Tour – Apr 2023

Dean Owens & The Sinners – Netherlands Tour dates

Tue 18 – Wed 25 Apr 2023. Info and tickets from www.deanowens.com/live

Jan 2023

Dean Owens & The Sinners at Celtic Connections is SOLD OUT. New tour dates announced for UK and Netherlands – Apr 2023. See “Live” page for details

23 DEC 2022

Dean Owens wins UK Artist of The Year and UK Album of the Year (Sinner’s Shrine) awards in American UK’s Readers Poll 2022. Click here for full story and list of winners

28 OCT 22

19 Feb 2022

  • Double page interview by editor of Rolling Stone (France) who says Sinner’s Shrine is his “Record of the Week”

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  • Video: New Mexico – from The Burning Heart (Desert Trilogy Vol 1) and Sinner’s Shrine (Released Feb 2022)