On Friday, February 11 the lovely Miss Meaghan Owens brings her quirky brand of original alt-folk to Door County for an intimate concert in the Holiday Music Motel’s studio space.
Her lyrics are sweet and switchblade sharp, ringing out in a distinctive and winsome style. Miss Meaghan Owens weaves together her collection of musical snapshots – life, love, dreams and despair. She spins the tales of the America she knows – a place she’s proud of and frustrated with and fascinated by – with a voice as eclectic as the land itself. Experience Meahghan Owens and you will hear the influences of blues, country and jazz in an original indie-folk sound that pays tribute to all the grit and glory of the life she’s living.
A Madison native, Owens came to Sturgeon Bay from Tennessee in 2009 to participate in her first Steel Bridge Songfest (SBSF). She drove the fourteen hours from Nashville straight through and didn’t know any of the other participating musicians. Since that time she has become one of the group’s core writers and performers, participating in SBSF and the Holiday’s annual Halloween songwriting week of Dark Songs, as well.
Owens will be performing with her new guitarist Craig Baumann (formerly of Fat Maw Rooney), a young Wisconsin record store owner she describes as “a fantastic songwriter and musician.” Since the dissolution of Fat Maw, Baumann has been a regular on the scene at the Jazz Estate, the dark little ‘50s-style jazz club that has been nourishing Milwaukee’s music scene since 1976.
“He’s got a really natural, laid back, mellow, blues and jazz tone. He plays an arch-top guitar that lends that flavor,” says Owens. “He is also a really nice guy and he runs his own non-profit called Jam for Jamaica to raise money and build homes for folks there.”
Owens, who works with Guitars For Vets, a non-profit that provides ailing and injured military veterans with a means of self-expression and the gift of music’s healing power by providing them with guitars and music instruction, says all that adds up to a good fit for her.
Miss Meaghan Owens takes the stage with Craig Baumann at 7 pm on Friday, February 11 in the studio at the Holiday for a very special concert event. Seating is limited. Tickets at $10, by general admission are available now at www.holidaymusicmotel.com/tickets. Travel to Holiday Music Motel for the concert and relax in Door County with an additional 20% discount on your room.