Scottish singer-songwriter Dean Owens join Nashville-based Wild Ponies for a performance in The Green Room at Crosstown Arts.
Doors open at 7pm
Performance at 7:30pm
Dean Owens is one Scotland’s finest singer-songwriters. Armed with a searingly soulful voice, skillfully crafted stories and memorably heart-twisting melodies, he is a compelling and engaging live performer, with an emotional hurricane of stories and songs. Dean was the frontman of the much-loved Scottish Americana band The Felsons.His music has taken him far and wide, including Europe, USA, and Australia, touring with artists such as the Mavericks, Steve Earle, and Emmylou Harris.
Although they’re based in Nashville, Wild Ponies have always looked to Southwest Virginia — where bandmates Doug and Telisha Williams were both born and raised — for inspiration. Growing up, a young Doug Williams spent many an hour watching and learning as his grandfather played banjo alongside local musical legends like Snake and Kyle Dean. Although both of his grandparents have now passed away, they would surely be proud to see Doug and Telisha gathered in the shed with Snake, Kyle Dean, Kilby, and a diverse handful of the best musicians from Nashville. The result is a broad, bold approach to Appalachian music, created by a multi-cultural band whose members span several generations.