About Dan Owen
Known for his arresting, husky vocals and gritty, blues-infused pop/rock, Dan Owen is a British alternative singer/songwriter from Shropshire, England. His ardent and sonorous style on tracks such as 2017's "Hideaway" and the upbeat, ballad-esque feel of 2018's "What Is a Man," earned him an ever-burgeoning fan base throughout the U.K. and Europe.
Owen became interested in music at an early age, taking up guitar at nine years old and performing with his sister, who had taken up singing. Their Dad encouraged them to perform at open-mike events at local pubs throughout their teens. After his sister left for University, Owen took to performing solo and began appearing at live events at various pubs and clubs throughout the area surrounding Shropshire. Performing under the name "Bluesboy Dan", he gradually earned a committed fan base with his passionate versions of songs by artists such as Robert Johnson and John Lee Hooker while also focusing on writing his own material. In 2012 an online video of the young guitarist performing Bob Dylan's "The Ballad of Hollis Brown" began to generate widespread attention. After a couple more years of relentless performing in which he began to include his own songs, he was signed to Atlantic Records in 2015 and put out his debut EP, Bad for Me, later that year. In 2016 he put out his second EP, Open Hands & Enemies, before a European tour with Birdy as support act. He then spent 2017 writing and recording his debut full-length effort. The album -- titled Stay Awake with Me -- arrived in August 2018. Owen promoted the record with a U.K. and European tour that fall. ~ Rob Wacey
BORNMay 11, 1992