This is a rare opportunity to see award winning Scottish troubadour Dean Owens in the East Neuk of Fife, playing songs from his much anticipated new album – Sinner’s Shrine – out in 2022, and a special band to showcase it.
The Sinners is a multi talented band including bass, guitars and trumpet, with Dean’s voice up front – subtle, soulful and powerful. Sinner’s Shrine (recorded with musicians from Calexico) is the latest stop on a lifetime’s journey – from the post industrial heartlands of Scotland to the untrammelled wide-open vistas of the American Southwest – as Dean surrenders to the intoxicating sounds of the US desert states, with themes of love and lust, sinners and saints, the displaced, the wanderers and the border ghosts.
Songs from Sinner’s Shrine are mixed in with songs and stories from Dean’s extensive back catalogue, combining desert noir and roots with the unfettered enthusiasm of a rock’n’roller and the sympathetic delivery of folk’s best storytellers.
“Owens sings with a dark majesty that matches the gigantic emotional pull of his songs…” Mojo
“more intoxicating than the most treacherous of mezcals…” Rolling Stone
“one of my favourite artists” – Bob Harris (BBC)
“varied, vibrant and thoroughly fascinating…” American Songwriter
“…inventive, sparkling and compelling… glorious” Mike Ritchie, Celtic Music Radio
“one of the most interesting and innovative artists in Americana…” Lonesome Highway
“visionary and rewarding…” Folk Radio UK
Best UK Act 2021 – Americana UK Readers Poll