Into the Sea – Reviews and Press Quotes

INTO THE SEA  (Released on Drumfire Records, May 2015):   REVIEWS  – With links

Magical… in sparklingly great form… Ricky Ross (Another Country, BBC Radio Scotland/Deacon Blue) – Blog

great little stories wound around ear-worm-generating tunes… Folk Radio UK

one of the best singer songwriters in Scotland… a master at crafting story-driven portraits… his voice is as good as his writing: strong, graced with a wonderful tone… Sunday Herald

boasting a storytelling sensibility which deftly straddles folk and Americana… excellent… Artist of the Week Scotland on Sunday

impressively assured… classy… **** Scotsman

lush, sweeping Americana… haunting and arresting… totally in command of his ability as a singer and songwriter… Spiral Earth

Heart shredding folk songs full of Scottish soul… No Depression/Rocking Magpie

Great, great songwriting… his best yet… Ralph MacLean, BBC Radio Ulster

…warm, soulful voice… delivering real emotion…   ****  Daily Express


driving melodies and dynamic harmonies… The  List

thoughtful and fulfilling album with plenty of detail and subtleties that blossom on repeated listening… cathartic, uplifting… *****  Country Music People

raises the hairs on your arms and warms the coals in your gut… Melancholic, woozy, rapturous, poignant… a beautiful record, beautifully played…       Eye Level with the Stylus

the more you listen, the deeper you fall into this ocean of the heart…  FATEA Magazine

the work of a songwriter with experience of real life looking backwards to help make sense of the present, creating a lasting work of art as a result… (This album) should be a part of any music-lover’s collection ***** Music Riot

delivering simple but catchy melody lines time after time… a great album Folk Radio UK

The 12 songs here are superbly crafted and Owens is an excellent writer and singer. The whole thing makes me want to get out and see him live… **** Maverick Magazine

An accomplished well-crafted collection of Celtic Americana suggesting Dean Owens might just be on the verge of something big   **** R2 Magazine

 Recommended… Shire Folk

 Radio Airplay/Sessions

  •  Playlisted on BBC Radio Scotland – (Valentine’s Day in New York (2 weeks), Evergreen (3 weeks))
  • Playlisted – Evergreen – Breeze FM
  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK – Iain Anderson Show (BBC Radio Scotland) – 19/5/15
  • BBC Radio 2 Airplay – Mark Radcliffe Folk Show

Radio Sessions

  • Morton After Midnight (BBC Radio Scotland) – 3 songs – March
  • Janice Forsyth Culture Studio (BBC Radio Scotland) – 3 songs – 16 Apr
  • Amazing Radio – Baylen Leonard’s The Front Porch – 4 songs – 26 Apr
  • BBC Music at the Quay (Iain Anderson Show, BBC Radio Scotland – Live OB 8/6/15)
  • Under the Apple Tree (WBBC – Whispering Bob Broadcasting Co) – recorded 15/5/15 – uploaded 12 Jun
  • Folk Radio UK – 3 acoustic songs (July 2015)
  • House of Mercy, London (July 2015)
  • Ricky Ross – Another Country (BBC Radio Scotland) – Oct 2016
  • Bob Harris Country (Radio 2) – Dec 2015


Daily Record articles:

Scots singer songwriter opens up on personal tragedy that inspired material on new album (Apr 2015)

Emerging Scots Talent Dean Owens Records Exclusive Haunting Acoustic session for Daily Record (Mar 2015)

Dean Owens Turns Sorrow and loneliness on Valentine’s Day into Romantic New Track (Feb 2015)