Review – Dalannah and Owen

By: Jenna Melanson

Album – Been Around a While
Release Date – July 17, 2015
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Genre – Blues

Vancouver BC based blues duo, Dalannah and Owen have just released a new album, “Been Around A While” on July 17, 2015. Dalannah Gail Bowen makes up one half of Dalannah and Owen, and has been a part of the Canadian blues, rock and soul scene for over 40 years, and the experience shows on this album. The other half of the duo, Owen Owen Owen is an award winning bassist and composer who has performed with the “who’s who” in Vancouver and beyond. Together, they were the first British Columbia act to make it to the finals at the recent International Blues Challenge held in Memphis.

The album starts with the title track, “Been Around A While” and I can see why they chose this track to open, as it immediately pulls you in, and has you wondering what they have coming up next. The second song, “Early In The Morning” continues to pull you in, and keep listening.

The eighth song, “Heaven’s Right Here” is probably my favourite on the album. It has a slow, soulful tone and Dalannah’s smoky vocals make this track absolutely perfect.

If you are a Blues fan, you will thoroughly enjoy this album, it is clear that Dalannah and Owen know what they are doing, and absolutely have the perfect mixture of soul, power and emotion that it takes to put together an excellent Blues album.

Rating: 3.5/5

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