HEADLINE NEWS

10 June 2024 – New Dates Announced

New dates announced for Dean Owens & The Sinners in Summer 2024 including High Tide 2024 (Twickenham), Fringe By The Sea (North Berwick), Edinburgh Fringe. Click here for details and ticket links

9 May 20224 – Roots In The Round – Jul 2024

A new series of Roots In The Round shows announced. Dean will host a Nashville style in the round song swap with Kirsten Adamson and Australia’s Matt Joe Gow (11 – 1 5 Jul, Glasgow, Kirkcaldy, Falkirk, Edinburgh). Click here for more details.

19 Mar 2024 – Cambridge Folk Festival

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – new artists added to the lineup (headlined by Robert Plant) including Dean Owens & The Sinners. Info and tickets click here

10 Mar 2024 – Vinyl Release For Pictures

Dean’s “side project” Pictures (recorded with Will Kimbrough and Neilson Hubbard) is being given a full release, including on vinyl, by Continental Record Services. Release date is Fri 19 Apr (just in time for RSD). Pre-order from Bandcamp or from this website shop.

8 Mar 2024: New UK Sinners Dates Including Cambridge Folk Festival

New UK dates announced for Dean Owens & The Sinners including Cambridge Folk Festival 2024 (one of the longwst running music festivals in the world). See updates on Live page

20 Feb 2024: Digital release for Deluxe Whisky Hearts

Dean’s 2008 album Whisky Hearts – including classic tracks Man From Leith and Raining in Glasgow – is being given a new lease of life with a digital release as a Deluxe version, with 3 bonus track including fan favourite, May.

Release Date: Fri 1 March 2024

12 Feb 2024: Netherlands – March 2024

Netherlands tour dates for March 2024 – Dean Owens & The Sinners – now live and online. Also UK dates, with more to follow.

Check them out here.

7 Jan 2024: Official Showcase, Folk Alliance International 2024

Official Showcase details for Dean Owens & The Sinners at Folk Alliance International 2024 – Sat 24 Feb, 7pm at The Shawnee Mission. Click here for details. (Appearance supported by PRS Foundation)

22 Dec 2023: UK Artist Of The Year

Just announced – Dean has been voted Best UK Artist Of 2023 in Americana-UK’s Readers Poll 2023 – for the 3rd year in a row. Congratulations Dean! Read the full story here

13 Dec 2023: Willie Neilson Band mugs

Fun new arrivals in Dean’s website shop (and just in time for Christmas present shopping!) – Dean & The Willie Neilson Band mugs! Only available here (and after gigs)

30 Nov 2023: December Tour Dates

Last few tickets remaining for The Tolbooth, Stirling (14 Dec) for Dean Owens & The Sinners Scottish December Tour dates. Glasgow and Edinburgh are now sold out. Before then Dean heads to San Sebastian, Spain for a solo show at The Altxerri Jazz Club (on 2 Dec).

6 Oct 2023: NEW ALBUM – Pictures

Dean Owens (featuring Neilson Hubbard & Will Kimbrough): Pictures – out 3rd Nov. Recorded long distance from East Lothian to East Nashville, a side project with Dean’s long time buddies/collaborators, Neilson and Will. Available to pre-order from the website shop, Bandcamp and this Crowdfunder (for some additional bonus items), and on all the usual digital outlets.

14 Sep 2023: FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL

Dean Owens & The Sinners have been invited to perform an official showcase at the prestigious Folk Alliance International in Kansas City, Feb 2024. Folk Alliance is “the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community (crossing a diverse array of genres including Appalachian, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Cajun, Global Roots, Hip-Hop, Old-Time, Singer-Songwriter, Spoken Word, Traditional, Zydeco, and various fusions).

14 Aug 2023 BLACK OAK ARTISTS

Delighted to announce that Dean has joined the Black Oak Artists roster (with agent Craig Grossman) for North American bookings. See www.deanowens.com/live for contact details

21 July 2023: SPOTLIGHT ARTIST

Dean is this month’s Spotlight Artist on UK Country Radio, with regular plays throughout the weekend of 21-23 July, interviews and the chance to win a bundle of CDs

Radio link here

Jul 2023: NEW TOUR DATES

More UK dates added to Dean’s Summer/Fall touring schedule, including solo and with The Sinners. Including Montrose Playhouse, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Portugal, Shetland, with more TBA soon. Check out Dean’s Live page for details and ticket links

21 Jun 2023: DEAN JOINS CALEXICO’S JOEY BURNS ON STAGE IN UTRECHT

Dean was delighted to be invited to join Joey Burns on stage for the encore at Calexico’s sold out show at the Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht (Netherlands). They dueted on the beautiful Fortune Teller to the obvious delight of the capacity crowd. Fortunately it was caught on film!

May 2023: SOUTHERN WIND NEWS

After being offline for a few years, Dean’s award winning Southern Wind album is re-released on all digital platforms on Fri 30 June. Pre-save/order from your preferred platform here. It comes with a very special bonus track – Through The Golden Hills – recorded in Nashville as part of the studio sessions with Grammy nominated producer Neilson Hubbard. A big swampy ballad that features some great musicians including Will Kimbrough on guitar and Joshua Britt on mandolin.

Apr 2023: CROWDFUNDER SMASHES TARGET

Dean’s Crowdfunder – Spirit Ridge (In The Footsteps of The Lion Tamer) – smashed through its original target and ended up with over £17k. Huge thanks to all who contributed. Dean will soon be heading to the studio in Crinale (Italy) to start work in the first stage of the recording

Apr 2023: MOTHER ROAD – VIDEO PREMIERE

The video for Mother Road (from the upcoming double album release El Tiradito (The Curse of Sinner’s Shrine) is premiered by Americana UK, who say: “Their musical layers and textures reinforce Owens’ guitar and absorbing, understated vocal, creating a really cinematic experience.  This is superb songwriting, executed brilliantly.

Check it out here, including the video

Mar 2023: EL TIRADITO (THE CURSE OF SINNER’S SHRINE)

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 Martin 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

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: CELTIC CONNECTIONS

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: ARTIST + ALBUM OF THE YEAR

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: NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO

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)