Owen Campbell has been playing guitar since he was 9 years old
and is one of Australia’s most talented slide guitar players and songwriters,
with his gravelly blend of blues,roots, soul and country,and a voice that belies his 27 years.
Along with his unflinching ability to sing it sweet and play it dirty,
he creates a perfect blend of melody thats simple but right,as is the way with the blues…
Described as “Possibly one of the best performers to come out of Australia for quite sometime,
amazing lap steel slide guitar and a songwriting ability that belies his years” (Argus News Ireland),
Campbell combines a moving,gutsy, old time sound that marries authenticity with incredible energy.
Its honest music that tells a story,rich with influences from The Band,Van Morrison,
Townes Van Zandt, a little Johnny Cash, and the raspy emotion of Ray Lamontagne,
Campbell’s bluesy drawl melded with a soulful slide guitar, beckons his audience to join him in
his steamy, swampy, growling world.
Owen has been touring non-stop, impressing audiences all ove the globe, from Ireland and the UK,India,Austria,Berlin and Papua New Guinea, from the highest blues festival in the world;The Himalayan Blues Festival in Katmandu (2008/2010),Nepal, as well as at home in Australia. To support the release of his seminal new album “Sunshine Road” he will be touring Europe and Australia throughout 2011,be prepared!…..
“Owen is something different.The music issuing forth was Australian,bluesy and interesting..” – Irish News,2009