Dalannah and Owen 'Been Around A While' Available Now

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Submitted by froszak on Mon, 08/24/2015 - 6:54 pm

“Been Around A While,” the new album by Dalannah and Owen, represents a watershed moment for the Canadian blues duo. Filled with a bold mix of well-constructed original compositions and carefully selected covers of artists such as Son House, Louis Jordan, and Marvin Gaye, it's the result of two world-class talents combining to create something fresh and new. Dalannah's impassioned, gospel-soaked vocals and Owen's versatile, mood-setting bass come together to form a sound that's emotionally potent, musically unforgettable, and spiritually transcendent

Dalannah Gail Bowen is a 69-year-old of African-Canadian/Cherokee heritage who has sung blues, jazz and gospel for 49 years. Her recordings have received airplay and positive reviews from around the globe. Outside of her musical career, Bowen is well known as a volunteer and advocate within Vancouver’s downtown eastside, the poorest postal code in Canada.

Owen Owen Owen is a jazz and classically trained, award-winning bassist and composer who has performed with a veritable “who’s who” of musicians in the Vancouver music community and beyond. His 41-year career has taken  him all over the world to perform in a wide variety of genres.

With 90 years of music between them, this unlikely duo came together in July 2014, one week before British Columbia's White Rock Blues Society Regional International Blues Challenge. “Been Around A While,” their first disc as a duo, is about the love of music and Dalannah and Owen's respect for one another.

TRACK LIST

1.  BEEN AROUND A WHILE   3:06

2. EARLY IN THE MORNING  3:33

3. THAT AIN'T IT   2:50

4. BLUES, MOTHER OF SIN  3:37

5. ALREADY GONE   3:23

6. QUEEN BEE   4:13

7. INNER CITY BLUES   4:19

8. HEAVEN'S RIGHT HERE   3:28

9.  COME ON IN MY KITCHEN   5:23

10. WHY I SING THE BLUES   4:00

11. WALKIN' BLUES   3:26

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