"Scotland's most engaging and haunting singer-songwriter" Irvine Welsh
Celtic Americana from Leith via Nashville Dean Owens is one of Scotland’s finest singer songwriters, with fans including Bob Harris, Ricky Ross, Irvine Welsh and Russell Brand.
Armed with a searingly soulful voice and a neat line in memorable heart-twisting melodies, Dean filters his love of Americana through a gritty yet lyrical Scottish sensibility. A compelling and engaging live performer, with an innate ability to connect with any audience, with an emotional hurricane of stories and songs. His Whisky Hearts band can rock up a storm, with flashes of folk and a touch of twang!
Former lead singer with much loved Scottish country band the Felsons, Dean's new album (his sixth solo) – Into the Sea – was recorded in Nashville (with producer Neilson Hubbard) and released in May 2015, to rave 4 and 5 star reviews and claims of "best yet". Recent radio sessions include Bob Harris Country (BBC Radio 2), Iain Anderson Show and Ricky Ross Another Country (BBC Radio Scotland).
"One of Scotland's best" 'Whispering' Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
"Magical" Ricky Ross (BBC/Deacon Blue)