Owen Biddle (musician)

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Owen Biddle
Born (1977-10-01) October 1, 1977 (age 41)
OriginPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
GenresAlternative hip hop
Occupation(s)Bass guitarist, record producer, songwriter
Associated actsThe Roots

Owen Biddle (born October 1, 1977) is an American bass guitarist, record producer, and songwriter from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, known for his work with hip hop group The Roots[1] On August 25, 2011, he announced he was leaving The Roots to focus on his band, Mister Barrington.

Prior to joining the group, Biddle was credited with production and writing on The Roots' Grammy-nominated album, Game Theory.[2] Other work includes multiple Grammy-winning recordings with John Legend in 2011, Booker T. Jones in 2012; also, with Al Green, Beanie Sigel, Baaba Maal, Jazmine Sullivan, Taylor Dayne, Enemy Earth, Jazzyfatnastees.[3]

He is also a member of The Trolleyvox and was a bassist, composer and member of the Philadelphia-based rock band Pepper's Ghost.[4] Biddle is a member of New York City–based Mister Barrington, along with English keyboardist Oli Rockberger and drum virtuoso Zach Danziger.

As part of a recurring sketch on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, called "The Real Housewives of Late Night", Biddle portrayed his fictional alcoholic wife.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Alternate Root | Cover Story | News and Opinion". Philadelphia Weekly. Retrieved 2010-10-14.
  2. ^ "The Roots Take Over LPAC :: The Daily Gazette". Daily.swarthmore.edu. 2007-11-05. Retrieved 2010-10-14.
  3. ^ okayplayer - Hip Hop Music, Reviews, News, Interviews, Blogs and Discussion Board
  4. ^ Matt P in Phillies (2010-06-08). "Philly Sports & Minutiae: Is New Phillie Jesse Biddle Related to Roots Bassist Owen Biddle?". The700Level.com. Retrieved 2010-10-14.
  5. ^ "Late Night with Owen Biddle, the pride of Plymouth Whitemarsh". Montgomery News. 2010-01-12. Retrieved 2010-10-14.
  6. ^ Owen Biddle - IMDb

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