Al Owen
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Al Owen

Band Rock Singer/Songwriter

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The best kept secret in music

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Discography

Coming Home: single on Rick Derringer's "Aiming for Heaven",
Christmas Valentine: Single on Rick Derringers's "Winter Wonderland."

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Bio

Brought up by 2 part time missionaries, living in several different places around the country has given Al a unique perspective on life. One year for Christmas, His Grandmother gave him a guitar for a present. So At the age of 10, he was learning the basics. Since his parents were youth ministers, they would have Christian rock and country groups come and perform and stay at their house. Learning to sing in church, and listening to, and looking up to these hippies for Jesus, He began to form a real love for music.

Self taught, he would stay in his room for hours and practice. His parents vehemently opposed “secular” music, so Al began to write his own. Over the years and a couple of moves later he ends up in Florida. During High School he forms a band called Majesty.
Their first concert in the gym proves to be a huge hit. The entire school is buzzing about this new band. After High school, Majesty carries on playing coffee houses, small festivals and local parties. Eventually, like a lot of bands, Majesty comes to an end. However a new band evolves with long time friend Robert Vandyne, Dave Jasik, and Majesty drummer, Mike Lowe. The name is Zion. Fiercely devoted to quality music in the Christian music genre, they are quickly breaking new ground and making waves. All this is not without controversy. Adding vocalist, and guitarist Todd Plant to the mix only stirs the pot even more. The makings of a super group are here, and they know it. The apex for Zion is an opening for an up and coming Christian rock band promoting their second album, Stryper. Al contacts Strypers’ management and promotes the concert at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall. Of course Zion will open. That night as the concertgoers rush the stage, Al knew it is what he is made for. Unfortunately for Zion, they broke up after this concert, disappointed after the failure to spark interest from the band Stryper to help them out.

Eventually after a couple of bouts in other bands, Al takes a sabbatical from the scene and becomes a minister of music at his church, part time. He helps his wife raise their three little girls and continues to write songs.

After 11 years of marriage, Al separates, and eventually is divorced from his wife, and family. Dark times are often inspiration for honest evaluation and expression. This is the new Al Owen. Inspired, focused and honest about life, love and music. Now recently remarried inspiration comes from a new perspective. No it isn’t all about God. Al writes songs about everyday life. Never missing the good, never forgetting the bad. Listen and enjoy.