Scottish singer-songwriter Dean Owens has made a deserved name for himself on either side of the Atlantic. Over here he is highly rated by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) and broadcaster Bob Harris. Over there the company he keeps says enough: Will […]
“It’s misery at The Glad Cafe,” quipped Dean Owens, as he described the contents of Run Boy Run, a song about slavery. It’s one of the songs Owens has revitalised from a book, The Penguin Book Of American Folk Songs, […]
Southern Fried, the premier Scottish festival of Americana roots music celebrated its tenth birthday at the tail end of July. Held annually in the fair city of Perth, sometimes called the gateway to the Highlands, it’s what one might call, […]
The flyer advertising the tour describes Dean Owens as “Celtic Americana from Leith via Nashville”. This first date was in a small venue in Twickenham, best known for rugby, in the suburbs of south-west London. That’s quite a lot of […]
We have a slightly unusual mix here. Dean is a Scottish singer/songwriter who has in recent years recorded his songs, largely about Scotland and life there, in Nashville. This album is the latest example, featuring Suzy Bogguss, Will Kimbrough and […]
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