Award winning 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.
Armed with a searingly soulful voice, skilfully crafted songs and earworm inducing melodies, Dean is a spellbinding and hugely engaging live performer, with an emotional hurricane of stories and songs. Dean’s music conjures the open road’s wild romanticism, whilst searching for, and combining the primal sounds of two very different countries, distilling the Scottish and Americana into a unique blend of celtic spirit, country soul.
A Dean Owens gig isn’t just about the songs though, as Dean is also a witty raconteur, with anecdotes about his travels and the songs – from an 8 album solo career, and his days with Scotland’s original Americana band, the Felsons - peppered throughout his set. His performance crosses genres, as he takes his audience from tears to laughter to rocking out in the course of just a few songs.
The title track of his most recent, widely acclaimed album, Southern Wind, won the UK Song of the Year Award at the 2019 Americana Music Association UK Awards.
"A little bit country, a little bit rock and soul…" MOJO
"Borders on genius… A-List…" Country Music People
"One of Scotland’s best troubadours… fabulous…" Bob Harris (BBC)
"Scotland’s most engaging and haunting singer-songwriter…" Irvine Welsh
"Magical... a must see" Ricky Ross (BBC/Deacon Blue)
"Scottish, Americana in a unique blend…" No Depression
"His songwriting craft can stand proudly with the best … albums like this don’t come around too often…" FATEA
"Superb…" Ralph McLean (BBC Radio Ulster)
Standard tickets £10. Premium tickets, £25 inc 2 course dinner and reserved seating. From the hotel, 01383 860328, no booking fee.