"Sinner's Shrine" - Dean Owens

June 24, 2022

(Automatic translation from a text written in french)

We have to admit, despite a career now consequent (started more than 25 years ago), we did not know the existence of the Scottish @deanowens1 before falling in our digital mailbox this treasure, "Sinner's Shrine" ( @eelpierecords , CRS , Fargo ) ... And we bitterly regret all this lost time ...

Left to record in January 2020, just before the pandemic, in Tucson with the always invaluable musicians of @casadecalexico , Dean Owens returns to us here with an album of a breathtaking extent... We have to admit that the marriage between the wild Scottish coasts and the desert plains of Arizona works wonderfully and the songwriting of Dean Owens, in the emotion but never in the emphase, blossoms subtly between melancholy, presence to the other and sensuality...

With a musicality +++, this album is already part of the musts of the year and in these stormy times, it's always good to welcome a new companion ... Enjoy !