Dan Owen....Stay Awake With Me

When we saw that Owen had his own nickname, “Blues Boy Dan”, we were expecting tedious noodling and long guitar solos, but there’s none of that. Instead, what you get is a bloke with a bluesy voice playing slick and commercial bluesy rock. He reminded us of Marc Cohn and also one of our favourites, cult singer Bob Schneider, from Austen. Owen is from nowhere exotic: he’s a farmer’s son from Shrewsbury. He’s 25 and started playing at 13.

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