Redwood Mountain is a brand new duo featuring acclaimed singer-songwriter Dean Owens and traditional fiddle player Amy Geddes.
Redwood Mountain perform transatlantic folk songs. Most of them are built around the lyrics of the classic folk songs featured in The Book Of American Folk Songs by legendary archivist Alan Lomax. Reimagined with new melodies, Redwood Mountain breathe new life into these wonderful old songs.
Add in a few Owens originals and some other transatlantic classics, stripped back to just vocals, guitar and fiddle and you’ll find a heady brew – a pure and organic blend of the old with the new.
Redwood Mountain’s debut performance – Transatlantic Crossings – was at Edinburgh’s Tradfest on 27 Apr (promoted by Soundhouse Organisation).
“…a dazzling debut… A recipe for success? Damn right it is…” Radio Summerhall
Dean and Amy have been working together for 3 years since a chance musical meeting threw them together at the legendary Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh. Amy has since become a core member of Dean’s Whisky Hearts Band. Redwood Mountain evolved through their mutual love of old folk songs with a transatlantic flavour.
New CD (Redwood Mountain) released 27 April 2017
Have a listen to a selection of tracks from the album here (on Soundcloud).
Order direct from Coda Music (mail order and in person)
Featured Album of the Week – Iain Anderson Show (BBC Radio Scotland)
★★★★★ “in their hands this music comes to joyous life” – Southside Advertiser
★★★★ “a little gem of an album and it’s out now” – Music Riot
Travelling Folk with Bruce MacGregor, BBC Radio Scotland (available till 15 July)
The lead singer of much loved Scottish country band the Felsons, Dean Owens is widely regarded as one of Scotland’s leading singer songwriters, with several of his songs, including Man From Leith and Raining in Glasgow, hailed as classics. Born in Leith, Edinburgh he has strong transatlantic connections, having recorded 3 of his 6 solo albums in New York and Nashville (including his highly acclaimed 2015 release, Into the Sea).
One of Scotland’s finest troubadours… fabulous “Whispering” Bob Harris (BBC)
Scotland’s most engaging and haunting singer songwriter Irvine Welsh
Amy Geddes plays fiddle, viola and sings. As well as being a talented live performer, she writes & records music and trains teachers across Scotland how to deliver creative music classes in school.
As well as live performances Redwood Mountain offer workshops aimed at demystifying writing and arranging songs/setting poems or words to music. Suitable for people with a pen, voice, guitar or fiddle and creative urges!