“With his signature raw vocals and percussive acoustic guitar, Owen Campbell feels his music all the way down to his gonads. From the Land of Oz, he brings us a sound born and bred in American Southern Country Blues.”
- Blues Blast Magazine, Illinois USA
Originally hailing from Canberra, Owen Campbell began playing guitar at the age of 9, guided by a diverse range of influences and a strong musical family. By the age of 17 he was performing in clubs and pubs, busking on street corners and cutting his teeth performing wherever he could.
The Owen Campbell Trio plays real, old school Blues. It’s the sort of music that, if you’re very lucky, you hear on the AM dial when you’re driving home late at night as the ionosphere goes crazy and tiny little stations from the middle of nowhere come through the dial like spirits of the dead.
Owen has cemented himself as one of Australia’s premier Blues/Rock exports. He’s performed all over the world from the USA, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, to France, Spain, Holland, Japan, Hong Kong and India. He’s even played at the highest altitude Blues Festival in the world - The Himalayan Blues Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Owen’s smouldering guitar work runs from Bluesy riffs to soulful finger-picking to lap steel guitar solos using a shot glass slide. His parents introduced Owen to an awesome collection of music from a young age - Dylan, Van Morrison, The Band, The Rolling Stones. “I always loved the variety and diversity to their sounds”, says Campbell. “My own sound has bits of Soul, Roots, Country and Rock. I love the variation.”
A Finalist in Series 6 of Australia’s Got Talent, Owen has performed at major festivals including Blues on Broadbeach, Thredbo Blues Festival and the Sydney Blues Festival. He’s released four studio albums and every album has hit the Top 10 on the iTunes Blues Charts in over 10 countries.
Along with an unflinching ability to sing it sweet and play it dirty, Owen Campbell creates a perfect blend of melody that’s simple but right, as is the way with the Blues. He combines a moving, gutsy, old time sound that marries authenticity with incredible energy.
The Owen Campbell Trio comprises:
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