Tuesday night I had an amazing opportunity to go support a up and coming musician from the St. Louis area. Brian Owens was doing a preview concert at the Old Rock House in St. Louis, MO to give St. Louis the first listen to his first nationally released album, Moods and Messages, available June 2012.
Brian Owens is fast becoming the new voice of American Soul. Along with television appearances on Entertainment Tonight, Fox and Friends, & the opening game of the 2011 World Series, Brian Owens’ voice is making an international imprint on the ears of a diverse audience. Homegrown in St. Louis, MO, his music reflects a city infused with blues, soul, and folk- resulting in a style that is distinctly his own, yet reminiscent of artists like Sam Cooke, Bill Withers, & Marvin Gaye.
His experience as a Staff Sergeant in Afghanistan, in addition to his duties as a husband, father, and leader in his church, continue to shape his music into messages that are encouraging, thought-provoking, and most of all, honest. Balancing social awareness with simple lyrics and raw emotion, Owens proves that good music never loses its relevance. Says Owens, “I hope my music doesn’t just entertain, but speaks to that part of us that is most vulnerable, the least prejudiced, and the most open.”
After receiving acclaim in 2011 as the front man for the military band, Sidewinder, Owens signed a record deal with Destined 2B1 Records. For more information, visit www.BrianOwens.tv.
To enjoy more concert photos – click here.