The Live Wire – Shawn Owen

Shawn Owen flows. His lyrics, chords changes, and creative process all seem to go together in one smooth, fluid movement. His voice has the tonal quality of a classic rock singer, but even when he gets louder, Owen keeps it easy on the ears. The Annapolis-based singer songwriter names Bob Marley, Sublime, and Jack Johnson […]

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Music Lovers Unite

  With the weather warming up, more and more of us will flock outside and venture to new events. This weekend features two special concerts in Annapolis with a blend of indoor and outdoor entertainment. All weekend, The Whiskey will host the BLUSH Music & Art Festival 2013, which supports the Gene Gadd Cancer Foundation […]

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Monday Nights Mean Music in Annapolis

In writing this post, I’ve struggled a bit, trying to reconcile how I could never fairly capture or include all of the talented songwriters in Annapolis. The reality is that I can’t. But I can share a local secret with you. Bear with me as I recall to you, many years ago, a French-Cambodian friend […]

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The Daily Krapht – Shawn Owen – “Make Money”

In the world of reggae music, much of it has a feel good vibe when it comes to the music, but the lyrics paint a different story. Historically, it has tackled social, political and financial injustices. Whether it was Marley, Tosh or any host of other artists over the years, the style of music has […]

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Best Kept Secret: Annapolis Grooves with Live Music Renaissance

From the early 1920’s to the ’70s days of Carr’s Beach when touring national artists including Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong and James Brown would enjoy a Sunday layover through to the ‘80s glory days of Charlie’s Westside-owned by Charlie Hiltabildle, who nurtured hometown music-Annapolis has enjoyed a rich musical heritage. Since that time, we’ve had […]

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Shawn Owen – Exclusive Interview

Shawn Owen of Annapolis, MD, will serenade you with an effortless soul that speaks of a raw emotion he might have only set to a strum yesterday.  His journey, however, spans years of moves over the states of West Virginia, Colorado, and Maryland, and multiple career changes with many great friends known from childhood and […]

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Morgantown Sound – Artist Feature

I think I walked into the Morgantown Brewing Company sometime around 8:45 p.m. It may have even been nine. The Brewpub was packed, though. I know that. Chatter of all sorts bounced off every wall and floorboard. Yet , the scene wasn’t harsh or eager. It felt subdued … like a manageable chaos brought on […]

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CD Review – 4 out of 5 stars

Before music consumed Shaun Owen’s life, he was a professional snowboarder, but injuries led him away from the mountains of Colorado to the sandy beaches of the Maryland shoreline. With over a decade of music-making experience, originally with punky-reggae outfit Stolen Element, and latterly under his own name, Owen’s brand of Bob Marley influenced pop […]

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Snowshoe Native Releases First Album in Style

On January 27, Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg will transform into a reggae hall as Snowshoe native Shawn Owen performs songs from his new album. Residing now in Annapolis, Maryland, Owen is returning to the West Virginia hills to celebrate the album release with friends and family. Music has been a part of Owen’s life since […]

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Pocahontas Native Hosts CD Release Party At Carnegie Hall In Lewisburg

LEWISBURG, WV (wvmr) – Snowshoe, WV, is known mostly for skiing and tons of snow, not for a chill, beach vibe. So how did Snowshoe musician Shawn Owen become known for music with that kind of feel? He went to Annapolis and couldn’t seem to leave. “I just kind of fell in love with the […]

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