Edinburgh, Scotland-based country rockers, formed in 1995 by Dean Owens (b. Scotland; guitar/vocals) and Kevin McGuire (bass). The duo had been playing country sets in local pubs and was cajoled into recording an album by a friend who owned a recording studio. The resulting One Step Ahead Of The Posse was an enjoyable, straightforward country outing that ably reprised the duo’s live shows. The line-up was then expanded to include Calais Brown (guitar/mandolin) and Keith Burns (drums), with the new-look quartet self-releasing the mini-album Lasso The Moon in 1997. A contract with the Greentrax Records subsidiary G2 led to Glad, on which the quartet mixed in indie rock and folk influences to impressive effect. The quartet performed with leading US band the Mavericks on a subsequent UK tour, but despite a burgeoning critical reputation the band was put on hiatus in 2001 as lead songwriter Owens chose to embark on a solo career. He has continued to use the Felsons name for select live dates.
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