Dean Owens – Sinner’s Shrine


Dean Owens - Sinners Shrine

Award winning Scottish singer songwriter
Dean Owens confirms release date of new
album, Sinner’s Shrine (recorded with
Calexico), launching at Celtic Connections

Dean Owens – Sinner’s Shrine
Format: CD
Label: Eel Pie Records – Continental Record Services
Release: 2022

Release date: February, 2022

“There’s something to be said for chance meetings of musicians when they travel, and the story behind ‘Sinner’s Shrine’ goes deep into the heart of what happens when there is openness on both sides to share and connect. One of the standout moments for me working on this album was finding out how well Dean’s and my vocal blended. It reminded me that the world is small and that our link through music, regardless of our background, highlights the fact that we are all more closely related and that these bonds are still good medicine for these times”
Joey Burns (Calexico)

After nearly 2 years of pandemic induced lockdown and isolation, award winning Scottish singer songwriter Dean Owens is over the moon to finally announce the release of his highly anticipated ‘Sinner’s Shrine’ album, recorded with musicians from iconic desert noir Latin rockers Calexico at WaveLab Studio in Tucson (in Jan 2020).

‘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.

In addition to members of Calexico, special guests on the album include Grant-Lee Phillips and Grammy nominated Guatemalan singer songwriter Gaby Moreno. While still rooted in Dean’s signature sound, each song sees him pushing the boundaries, adding desert noir and Latin notes to his musical palette.