Owen Plant

Owen Plant

Owen Plant, is a Jamaican-born acoustic troubadour currently based in California. His writing style is reminiscent of introspective singer/songwriters from the '70s but also incorporates his rich and vibrant Caribbean heritage. Owen's strong vocals evoke the emotional depth of Cat Stevens and the soulful passion of Bob Marley. Other influences such as Paul Simon, Beck, Sting, Jack Johnson, and James Taylor round out his distinct sound that can be upbeat, pensive, socially-conscious, entertaining, and compelling.

As a child, Owen toured the island of Jamaica playing traditional Jamaican folk and American pop songs. This experience laid the foundation for the diverse instrumentation, language, and rhythm evident in his music today. Additionally, his poignant lyrics and heartfelt poetry draw great strength from a troubled past--expressing human suffering but also embracing hope and redemption. Owen is proud to be affiliated with The Boston/NYC Improbable Players, an acting troupe that educates young people about drugs and alcohol, and is developing a similar organization on the West Coast featuring his musical as well as dramatic abilities.

While performing across the U.S., Europe, and Canada, Owen Plant has shared stages with artists such as Ellis Paul, Livingston Taylor, Jonathan Edwards, The Tom Tom Club and Antigone Rising. Owen has played at renowned clubs like The House of Blues as well as at numerous colleges and cafes around the country. He is a celebrated mainstay at Club Passim, Cambridge's legendary folk venue that was instrumental in the careers of icons Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and others. While in the Boston area, Owen is a member of the elite street-performing program at the famous Faneuil Hall.

Owen has released four albums as a solo artist since departing frontman duties for the Boston-based band Shake Senora in 2001. He is currently collaborating on a Reggae/Pop, feel-good studio project called The Sunshine Brothers with noted producer/songwriter/TV and movie composer Christopher Tyng (The OC, Rescue Me, Futurama). After experiencing the new tunes live, many fans have said they can hear that Owen has undergone a transformation due to the collaboration. Owen himself considers this new material the best he has ever been a part of. Stay tuned for release dates, downloads and touring information for both Owen Plant and The Sunshine Brothers.


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