Kenny Owens Is a singer songwriter with an uncanny knack for writing well crafted tunes and lyrics. He'd rather call his style of music Cosmic American rather than Americana. Giving credit to Gram Parsons for coining the phrase. Twenty one years ago he decided to leave his home in Riverhead, New York. Spent his first year in East Nashville then moving to Hendersonville,Tennessee. Currently the place he still hangs his hat. In 2010 " Walking in St James" became the first of three albums to be recorded. Next came " Look Both Ways " in 2014. A vinyl 45 " Troubles Coming Round " was released from that CD. In late December of 2016, KO started work on another recording project. The first single from those sessions " Gone Fishing was released in 2017 on CD. Feb 2018 " Colored By The Blue" came out as a full length album on vinyl with a CD included.
The new album has a lot to offer musically and lyrically. A great selection of tunes. Owens always pays homage to his heroes but there's so much originality in what he does as a writer of songs. If you take the chance to jump on his melody lines you'll have a great ride. KO loves music. It has always been in his blood stream. Taking up the saxophone at an early age and picking up the guitar when The Beatles were introduced on television. Sitting in the living room with the family watching the Ed Sullivan Show. Life was no longer the same. Guitar Fever! Chords learned on an old Sears Silvertone with the amplifier built into the case. Too little for football he took up with a young high school band. They marched to a different drum. The Mersey beat! Got himself a electric bass and made his first record at sixteen with a rockin' little combo. Still making records decades later. He laughs when people comment about so and so being the real deal. F%#k That, he is the real deal. Been that for years!