Owen Temple

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Owen Temple
OriginKerrville, Texas
GenresFolk, Country Music
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar, Harmonica
LabelsEl Paisano

Owen Temple (born September 4, 1976 in Kerrville, Texas) is an American folk and country music songwriter and musician based in Austin, Texas.

Work with producer and pedal steel guitar musician Lloyd Maines led to 1997's General Store and 1999's Passing Through. The year 2002 saw the release of the Phil Madeira-produced Right Here and Now.

In 2007 and 2011, Temple was a Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Finalist, and he was the winner of the 2007 B. W. Stevenson Songwriting Competition.

Two Thousand Miles, a fourth studio project, was produced by Maines and was released on January 22, 2008 on El Paisano Records. A review in Allmusic noted "great lyrics full of insight and plainspoken poetry."[1]

A fifth studio album, Dollars and Dimes, was released June 9, 2009. It is a concept album focused on different regions of North America during hard times.[2] In July 2009, the album was the No. 1 record on the Euro Americana Chart.[3] In August 2009, the album was No. 5 on the Freeform American Roots chart.[4]

A sixth studio album, Mountain Home, was released April 26, 2011, and the songs on the album focus on small Texas towns and the eccentrics inhabiting them.[5]

Stories They Tell, a seventh studio album, was released on September 24, 2013.[6]

Dreamer: A Tribute to Kent Finlay, released in early 2016 on Austin-based Eight 30 Records, features Temple's version of Finlay's "Mines of Terlingua."[7]

Artist Discography[edit]

Writer Discography[edit]

Year Artist Album Details
2010 Cory Morrow Ramblin' Man Co-Writer (Ramblin' Man)
2011 Band of Heathens Top Hat Crown and the Clapmaster's Son Co-Writer (Medicine Man, Gris Gris Satchel)
2012 The Trishas High, Wide & Handsome Co-Writer (John Wayne Cowboy)
2014 Kelly Mickwee You Used to Live Here Co-Writer (Beautiful Accidents)
2014 Adam Carroll Let It Choose You Co-Writer (Good Behavior, Old Child Country Star)
2015 Jamie Lin Wilson Holidays & Wedding Rings Co-Writer (Here Tonight)
2015 Walt Wilkins A Good Ramble Co-Writer (Days)
2015 Cory Morrow The Good Fight Co-Writer (Winning Hand, All I Need is You)
2016 Walt Wilkins Streetlight Co-Writer (Crows, Ask Her to Dance, The Painter By the Lake, Watch It Shine)
2016 Walt Wilkins and The Mystiqueros Watch It Shine Co-Writer (Watch It Shine)
2016 Paul Cauthen My Gospel Co-Writer (Be There Soon, My Gospel)
2017 Band of Heathens Duende Co-Writer (Trouble Came Early, Cracking the Code)
2017 Lola & The Huntsmen Don't Get Lonely Co-Writer (Don't Get Lonely, Reno)
2018 Courtney Patton What It's Like to Fly Alone Co-Writer (Gold Standard)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Two Thousand Miles Allmusic, Poet, J.
  2. ^ [1] Hoekstra, Dave (July 5, 2009). "Playing off North America's regions, travel album delivers concept richly". Chicago Sun-Times.
  3. ^ [2] for July 2009. Retrieved July 5, 2009.
  4. ^ [3] for August 2009. Retrieved August 10, 2009.
  5. ^ [4] Caliguiri, Jim (May 13, 2011). "Texas Platters: Owen Temple - Mountain Home" Austin Chronicle.
  6. ^ http://jennifinlaypromotions.com/owentemple.htm
  7. ^ "Various Artists: Dreamer: A Tribute to Kent Finlay". AllMusic.

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