Award-winning Scottish singer songwriter Dean Owens is widely hailed as one of UK’s finest troubadours, with fans including Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and BBC legend "Whispering" Bob Harris.
2019 was an exciting year for Dean – winning UK Song of the Year at the Americana Music Association UK Awards (for the title track of his most recent, widely acclaimed album Southern Wind), and knocking up more than 20,000 miles on the road on US and UK tours.
He’s delighted to be returning to The Stables with his new power trio The Southerners – the formidable talents of award-winning multi-instrumentalist Tom Collison on keys and bass guitar (sometimes both at the same time) and guitar maestro Jim Maving on electric, delta slide and mandolin.
Armed with a searingly soulful voice, skilfully crafted songs and earworm inducing melodies, Dean’s music conjures the wild romanticism of the open road, distilling the Scottish and Americana into a unique blend of celtic spirit, country soul. The unfettered enthusiasm of a rock n roller coupled with the sympathetic delivery of folk’s best storytellers.
A Dean Owens gig isn’t just about the songs though. Dean is also a witty raconteur, with anecdotes about his travels and the songs – from an eight-album solo career, and his days with Scotland’s original Americana/alt country/cowpunk band, the Felsons - peppered throughout his set. His performance takes his audience from tears to laughter to rocking out, in the course of just a few songs.
Dean will be promoting his new Best of Dean Owens album which is released on London’s Eel Pie Records in March 2020.