latest album You and I reached
the finals of the Tui
Best Folk Music Album of 2007!
latest CD (released on 14 November 2007) is a labour of love that
has been almost 7 years in the making. Covering several themes, including
first love (Tonights the First Night and You and I),
mortality (Mrs Brown), humour (Meet Me When Your Baggage
is Gone), regeneration (Put a Little Water in the Well)
and nostalgia (Hollywood is Dead), Owen has remained true to
his style while managing to capture the essence of a range of experiences
that everyone will relate to.
album has a back to basics approach, using Owens
guitar as the main focus, backed up by newly found producer Craig
Denhams classy piano playing. The albums concept was to
stay true to Owens live performances where he usually plays
solo or has a few hand-picked top-notch accompanists.
hand picked for this album include Paul Symons on slide guitar, Martha
Louise on backing vocals, Craig Denham on keyboard, accordian and
whistle, Chris Nielsen on trumpet and Micheal Young on mandolin.