Dean Owens and the Sinners

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  • Thursday 29 September
    8:00 pm
  • James Milne Institute


Award winning Scottish troubadour Dean Owens has a much anticipated new album – Sinner’s Shrine (recorded with desert noir icons Calexico) – 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 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.


Venue Accessibility Info

The JMI is a level, no steps access Hall with disabled toilet and an induction loop. There is no defined ‘Disabled ‘parking, however close to the entrance there is space for two or three cars which we will endeavour to reserve for guests who need it. Please contact the Festival Box Office via or call 01309 675333.

    “Owens sings with a dark majesty that matches the gigantic emotional pull of his songs...”


    “More intoxicating than the most treacherous of mezcals...”

    Rolling Stone

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