Roots In The Round - Dean Owens With Kirsten Adamson and Matt Joe Gow

Mon Jul 15 2024 at 08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

The Voodoo Rooms | Edinburgh

Scary Biscuits Promotions
Publisher/HostScary Biscuits Promotions
Roots In The Round - Dean Owens With Kirsten Adamson and Matt Joe Gow
3 award winning troubadours and an evening of Scottish/Antipodean Nashville style song swapping and banter
About this Event

Roots in the Round came about following a request by mutual friend Grant-Lee Phillips who asked Dean if he could help put some UK shows together for Matt, for his first UK visit. Having created successful shows in the format before, Dean is delighted to be hosting this short series of Roots In The Round shows. All the artists will be on stage throughout, exchanging songs and stories and sometimes jumping in on each other's songs.

Dean Owens’ music is a unique blend of Scottish Roots and Americana with a touch of Desert Noir (following his recent highly acclaimed collaborations with Latin Rock icons, Calexico). Voted Artist of the Year 2021, 2022 and 2023 (Americana UK), Dean’s fans include Bob Harris and authors Irvine Welsh and Ian Rankin (whose character Rebus has Dean’s music on his playlist).

  • Owens sings with a dark majesty that matches the gigantic emotional pull of his songs… **** Mojo
  • more intoxicating than the most treacherous of mezcals… **** Rolling Stone
  • varied, vibrant and thoroughly fascinating… American Songwriter
  • Edinburgh’s finest… Edinburgh Evening News

Dean's Website

Award-winning singer songwriter Kirsten Adamson (daughter of rock legend Stuart Adamson (Big Country, Skids)) summons the same heart-stopping purity as Sandy Denny, by way of Emmylou Harris and Kate Bush. Since spending summers soaking up the atmosphere in Nashville with her dad, and singing on Big Country’s Driving To Damascus album, Kirsten has been steadily developing her own voice and songwriting, with indie folkers Aberfeldy, country rockers The Gillyflowers, Americana duo The Marriage and sold out UK tours.

  • Exceptional Americana-UK
  • A talent to watch No Depression
  • I could listen to Adamson’s voice all day every day, it’s angelic Maverick Magazine

Kirsten's Website

Matt Joe Gow grew up in the deep south of New Zealand in Dunedin – a town with bad weather and good music (and sister city of Edinburgh). Now located in Melbourne, he continues to impress with bringing his alt country tinged Americana to appearances from large festivals to boutique gatherings, supporting Chris Isaak and Justin Townes Earle along the way. Two time Music Victoria Award winner and 2023 New Zealand Country Music Honours winner, he has been nominated for the prestigious Aotearoa Music Award for Best Country Artist (2024).

He is delighted to be visiting UK for the first time.

  • world-class songs… essential listening Rhythms Magazine
  • generates a world of grace and majesty…
  • a masterclass in songwriting … Sounds of Oz

Matt's Website

Please note this event is strictly 18+ due to venue licensing conditions.

Doors: 7.30pm


Full price: £17 + £2.12 Eventbrite booking fee

Concession £13.50 + £1.84 Eventbrite booking fee - for unwaged and low waged

Seating is unreserved


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


GBP 13.50 to GBP 17.00

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