Dean Owens

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  • Picking Sides - an occasional video series where I choose my favourite albums and discuss why they mean so much to me. 
  • Ones That Got Away - A dip into my rather extensive archive of recordings and demos, songs that haven't found a home yet... until now!
  • Monthly newsletter/blog. Including news, chat, special offers, works in progress 

About Dean Owens

Hi folks
I'm a Scottish singer songwriter, with 7 official solo albums (plus 2 unofficial ones, a collaboration, and a "Best of") to date. The next one – Sinner’s Shrine - recorded with Joey Burns and John Convertino (aka Calexico), in Tucson, Arizona, is scheduled for release in late 2021.

I'm very lucky to have enjoyed some great support from press and radio presenters over the years, with fans including BBC’s Whispering Bob Harris and Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh (who describes my music as “the pulse of all our lives”). 

However, like many musicians, all my live shows have been cancelled (since Mar 2020) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a full time independent troubadour, this is especially hard, as I make most of my living from being on tour. I have never had this much time off the road in my entire career. I really miss live audiences and meeting people. 

I'm a natural wanderer, and I've spent a lot of time in the USA in particular, where I've recorded 4 albums, working with some amazing musicians and producers. I was the first Scottish artist to officially showcase at  AmericanaFest in Nashville in 2017, and I was blown away when the title track of my album, Southern Wind, (co-written with my "southern brother" Will Kimbrough) won UK Song of the Year at the AMA-UK Awards 2019.

I'm delighted that, thanks to the support of my patrons, I've been able to finish the recordings for Sinner's Shrine, and it's scheduled for release in Sep/Oct 2021. I've also been able to keep busy developing ideas and collaborating long distance with various musicians including Calexico's John Convertino, and now have enough new material that there's a 3 EP package - The Desert Trilogy - being released in Mar, May and July 2021, in advance of the album.

I am so grateful to my fans for supporting me throughout, and for being part of the journey. I am asking for your support to help me get through the current crisis and to develop my dreams going forward. I appreciate every single one of you who has made the commitment so far. Believe me, it really does make a difference. I don't have a major label behind me, and most of what I do is self-funded.

The security of knowing that I have money coming in regularly is invaluable for my mental health, which in turn helps my creativity, so I can keep making songs and music for you. I know lots of people are struggling just now, but if you are in the position of being able to spare a fixed amount every month please consider supporting me.

As a patron you'll get behind the scenes stories including about the songs, and life on the road. You'll be the first to hear about my touring and recording plans, and the first to hear those new recordings, as well as exclusive photos, video diaries, and music. Some levels offer discounts on merchandise, VIP tickets for concerts (once I get back on the road) for yourself and friends, and personal 1 to 1 online video chats.

Every supporter will get a personal thank you and a big virtual hug from me.

Thanks,
Dean

PS Please note that Patreon must by law add VAT/sales tax to each pledge. It's charged based on the location of the patron, not the creator, and according to the rate in the patron's territory.

My website: www.deanowens.com 
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 73 exclusive posts
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Writings
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Videos

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