Owen Campbell

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Owen Campbell
Born Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia
Genres Blues, Folk
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, harmonica, banjo, Baratone, Stomp box
Years active 2002–present
Website www.owencampbellmusic.com

Owen Campbell is an Australian blues singer/songwriter and guitarist. He was a finalist in the sixth series of the TV show Australia's Got Talent.

Owen was given his first guitar by his parents when he was nine years old, and since then music has been an integral part of the Owen Campbell story. A prolific songwriter, his performances have earned him great acclaim to the point of being considered one of Australia's greatest slide guitar players.[citation needed]

But it was an appearance on a top rating Australian TV talent program that was to springboard his music career in a manner no one could have foreseen. With his strong voice and sharp tongue, he soon became a crowd favourite,[citation needed] and although he didn't win the competition itself, he certainly made his mark.

Proving that he's not just a bluesman, his second album The Pilgrim shows a versatile Owen Campbell and features rock tracks, ballads, banjo and even throat singing.

Career[edit]

Prior to entering Australia's Got Talent, Owen had been busking and touring in many countries all over the world, such as India, Nepal, Denmark, Germany, Italy and Ireland. Campbell’s main influences include artists such as The Band, Van Morrison, Townes Van Zandt and Johnny Cash. He mostly uses a slide guitar technique on an open D tuning. Since 2012, his first album, Sunshine Road, has peaked number #1 in the Australian iTunes Blues Charts for nearly a year, and was ranked number #5 in five other countries.[1][2] In 2013 he released his second album, The Pilgrim.

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Owen Campbell - The Pilgrim". Undercover. 8 May 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "“Australia’s Got Talent” finalist Owen Campbell debuts in Los Angeles". PRWeb. 9 January 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 

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