Dean Owens & The Sinners (SCO)

Sun 23rd June 2024

Doors 6pm, on stage 7pm. All seated

The TLR debut of this brilliant quartet from Scotland led by one of the country’s finest singers and songwriters.

Dean Owens & The Sinners

UK Artist Of The Year 2021, 2022, 2023 (and UK Album Of The Year 2022) – Americana UK Readers’ Poll

Let award-winning troubadour Dean Owens and his band transport you to a sepia stained downtown cantina with songs from his stunning new Sinner’s Shrine album (recorded with musicians from Calexico) – a unique blend of Scottish roots and Americana, with added desert noir.

The Sinners make a glorious, brass infused, driving sound with Craig Ross (electric guitar), Philip Cardwell (trumpet) and Adam McMillan (bass), with Dean’s searingly soulful voice upfront. They conjure the magical panoramic sweep of the US desert states, infused with grit and dust from Scotland’s post industrial heartland. Songs of love and lust, sinners and saints, the displaced, the wanderers and the border ghosts.

A joyous mix of songs, banter and stories from Dean’s 10 album career and a life on the road.
Earworm inducing melodies and great songs; the heart of a rock n roller combined with the spellbinding delivery of folk’s best storytellers, with fun and melancholy intertwined.

‘Owens sings with a dark majesty that matches the gigantic emotional pull of his songs… dirt caked desert noir’ **** - Mojo

‘more intoxicating than the most treacherous of mezcals’ **** - Rolling Stone

‘a wild and swampy romp... Had the audience transfixed’ - Americana UK

‘Edinburgh’s finest’ - Edinburgh Evening News