December’s here! I guess that’s us well and truly into the festive season.
I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone by.
There’s been a lot happening and there’s still a few exciting things to come.
Thanks to everyone who made it along to the recent shows. I had some great gigs with my band The Whisky Hearts, especially The Glad Café in Glasgow and The Spiegeltent in Edinburgh. The band is just going from strength the strength. We’ll need to think about doing some recording together in 2016.
There’s tons of stuff in the pipeline for 2016. A special show has just been confirmed and this might be one you’ll want to get in your diary now – The Men From Leith – Dick Gaughan, Blue Rose Codeand Dean Owens & The Whisky Hearts at The Queens Hall, Edinburgh May 6th.
Very exited about this one. Dick Gaughan is a giant of the Scottish music scene – the only performer to hold the dual honours of a Lifetime Achievement award by BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and induction into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame.
In the space of a short few years and two stellar albums, Blue Rose Code, Leith-born Ross Wilson, has gone from songwriting in the obscurity of an East London flat to being celebrated as a legacy artist. Details about the show will be available soon. In the meantime you can keep an eye on the Queens Hall website: http://www.thequeenshall.net/
I’ll keep you updated as more live dates and news comes in.
I want to play as much as I can in in 2016, especially with The Whisky Hearts so if you’d like to see me with the band or solo at a venue near you please let us know about that particular venue. Just contact my manager Morag Neil via my website – www.deanowens.com It’s always great to hear about new places to play. Also drop us a line if you’d like to host a House Concert of your own. Speaking of House Concerts I’ve just agreed to play one in Paisley on Saturday the 12th December. This is one of my favourite house concerts to play. If you live in that neck of the woods and would like to attend there are still a few places left. Just contact me or Morag and we’ll give you the details.
If you’d like to give Into The Sea or any of my albums as Christmas presents then please make your purchases via my website asap to guarantee getting them in time. I also have some vinyl copies ofWhisky Hearts back in stock. It’s red vinyl with a gatefold sleeve, plus you get the cd with it. I’m not advertising these on the site so drop me a line if you’d be interested in getting hold of a copy.
That’s it for now folks.
Massive thanks again for all your support over the past few months.
Have a great festive season.