Band Name: Michael Owens
Album Name: The Devil’s Doorway
Music Style: Rock,Blues,Pop, Americana
An eclectic blend of Blues, Rock,& Americana and a bit of Country.Guitar-driven songs influenced by 60’s,70’s Pop Rock – yet very original.
Michael Owens was a founding member of Twin/Tone recording artists FINGERPRINTS. In addition to dates with Pere Ubu, Blondie and Peter Hammill, the band headlined at the legendary Longhorn Bar, First Ave and other venues in Minneapolis/St Paul/Chicago and the upper Midwest area including dates at Duffy’s with Mitch Ryder and Dwight Twilley. The late Tim Carr (A&R Warner Brothers) called Mike’s song Wasted On You, the best single song on the first three Twin/Tone EP’s. (The little Red Records-Fingerprints, The Suburbs and Curtiss A’s Spooks) The band also headlined at The Walker Art Center Presents “The Cream Of The Crop” supported by Spooks(Curtiss A) and NNB. Fingerprints was also chosen as the first band paired with a movie in The Walker Art Centers Band and a movie in Loring Park as well as the M-80 Music Festival with Chris Stamey & The DB’s,Devo,The Fleshtones and The Richard Lloyd Quintet. The band reformed for The Mill City Music Festival in 1999 headlined by Prince.
Mike along with Blackberry Way partner and Fingerprints drummer Kevin Glynn, formed THE IDLE STRAND. With Gary Menne on bass the band released two LP’s on Blackberry Way Records. The LP’s received rave reviews in Boston Rock, Rockpool and Cash Box magazines. The LP’s were released in Europe on LINE/WARNER BROTHERS RECORDS, and garnered tons of college radio- play in the USA.
As a record producer/recording engineer and session musician Mike appears on countless projects over the years.
The new CD The Devil’s Doorway was recorded at Blackberry Way winter 2013.