Dean Owens

Dean Owens

 Edinburgh, Scotland, GBR

Dean Owens is one of Scotland’s finest singer songwriters, with fans including Bob Harris, Ricky Ross, Irvine Welsh and Russell Brand.


"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.

In his early career Dean was the front-man of the much loved Scottish Americana band The Felsons.  His music has taken him far and wide, including Europe, USA and Australia. He  has played shows and toured with the Mavericks, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Joan As Policewoman, John Hiatt and Nanci Griffith, and recently opened for Rosanne Cash at London’s Union Chapel (July 2015).

His 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).

His Whisky Hearts band is a mighty all star line-up, who can rock up a storm, with flashes of folk and a touch of twang!

One of Scotland's best… "Whispering" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

Magical – Ricky Ross (BBC/Deacon Blue)

Full of great little stories wound around ear-worm-generating tunes – Folk Radio UK

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

one of the best singer songwriters in Scotland... Sunday Herald

For God’s sake buy this album...! Russell Brand

Rocks like the E-Street Band…  Uncut

#5 in Sunday Herald's Top 50 Albums of 2015


Into the Sea (2015
Cash Back (Songs I Learned From Johnny) (2012)
New York Hummingbird (2012)
Whisky Hearts (2008)
My Town (2004)
The Droma Tapes (2001)