OWEN & HIS CHECKERED PAST
on Around This Town
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
4:30 pm (est)
Before his concert at the Blue Moon Diner in Charlottesville this Tuesday night, February 19, one man band Owen & His Checkered Past will stop by Around This Town with his mandolin and suitcase kick drum for some live music and conversation.
“Owen and His Checkered Past set the perfect musical tone with mandolin mountain blues: Owen up there with a suitcase kick drum strumming out a tight staccato rhythm singing in a clean back country front porch style reminiscent of Doc Watson or a long lost descendant of the Carter Family. The sound is excellent. Lyrics absolutely 21st Century. Name checking Derrida during the excellent song, “Upstanding Citizen Blues.” Later Roby comes up with a banjo and closes out the set with people on their feet dancing like it was 1899.” -What’s Up, January 2012