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Thursday, 20 March 2014

Tartan Texans - The Felsons

A series on Scottish acts who have (in my opinion) been influenced, however tenuously, by Americana/Alt Country/call it what you will.

I've always had a soft spot for the Felsons. In an ideal world they would have had  the success they deserved but we all know that the music business doesn't work that way.
Another band I've seen on numerous occasions sometimes headlining but more often that not supporting including at Hopetoun House in South Queensferry  when they were lower down the bill than Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris and Little Feat. Dean Owens was palpably excited to be sharing the same stage with Emmylou.
These two songs are taken from 1996's One Step Ahead of the Posse with Deano on vocals,Kev McGuire on upright bass, Keith Burns on drums and Colin Macfarlane on guitars and pedal steel.

By 1997's Lasso The Moon Colin McFarlane had been replaced by Calais Brown
My research for this post led me to replacing my burn of 1998's Glad with the real thing - so obviously the internet is killing music.
They folded when Dean Owens went solo. He has featured on CCM before and may well feature again as part of this series


  1. There's not doubt that this lot are influenced by country!

  2. Steve Earle, now there is a guy I bet is rather good live.

    Have you listened to Kacey Musgraves George? I have really fallen for her album.