Owen just joined WAMFEST 2011’s lineup on Saturday, May 7th for a 6 pm show sponsored by The Musicians’ Guild. Growing up in a musical household and finding fame through family band Cap’n Jazz, Mike Kinsella moved on to solo project Owen in which he composes all the music, plays all the instruments and writes all the lyrics. Combining catchy vocal riffs with detailed, impressive guitar lines and multi-layered instrumentation, Owen finds a sweet mix of upbeat pop and pretty folk with a touch of rock. His lyrics not only reference multiple literary greats, like Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Raymond Carver, but are also thoughtful, beautiful poetry on their own. The conversation and performance will be hosted by Wesley Stace/John Wesley Harding.
Photo taken from band website.