Jan Owen
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Jan Owen

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Jan Owen - Recorded Live at Applehead Studios, Woodstock, NY
Jan Owen - Back To The Gazebo


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Jan Owen plays acoustic electric solo, and sounds like 2 or 3 guys when he plays. He is one of the best finger picking guitarists in the world, and probably the only solo player to tackle songs like, "A Day in the Life," which he performed on 92.3 K-Rock in NYC, and his original music reflects that great guitar sound. Valerie Main -- A&R, Sparks Entertainment-- put it best when she said, "Jan and his music ... works great live! It's so reflective of the great 60's and 70's Beatles and Costello era and is 'hooky' and melodic ... Jan's a solid singer!"

Here's what more people are saying about Jan Owen.

"Man, where have you been hiding? Jan, you've got a gift, a real gift!" -- Bruce "Cousin Brucie" Morrow, legendary radio personality; one of the first to play the Beatles songs and Beatles music; introduced the Beatles at Shea Stadium in '65

"You're good! Very good!" -- Sid Bernstein, promoter who brought the Beatles songs and music to the US at Shea Stadium and Carnegie Hall; manager of The Rascals, and many others

"Did I say that? You're more than good. You're incredible!" -- Sid Bernstein, redux

"Gee, you're real good!" -- Ron Howard, director, actor and former resident of Mayberry

"I've never heard a voice like that before . . . Not only does Jan Owen do great covers, but he's an artist in his own right!" -- Jimmy Fink, New York DJ, 107.1 The Peak

"I enjoyed listening to your songs. I didn't know ... that I was talking to such a talented guy!"" -- Pete Best, original Beatles drummer, who still performs the early Beatles songs and Beatles music worldwide

"We'd love to have you play the Cavern for Beatles Week!" -- Bill Heckle, owner and manager of the Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, where the Beatles songs and Beatles music lives on

"You did a great performance! I didn't even know it was you because I was in one of the booths with my back to you and facing the audience. I finally got up to take a look. You had the audience spellbound, and it was great to hear the way you filled in for all the instrumental parts ... particularly 'A Day in the Life,' which may be my favorite Beatles song" -- Black 47 leader, and novelist, Larry Kirwan

"I really enjoyed your show. You nailed those Beatles songs!" -- Bruce Spizer Beatles scholar and author of "The Beatles Are Coming!" and other tomes about the Beatles music and Beatles songs

"Jan, you were the star of the show! You were awesome! I still can't believe you played 'A Day in the Life' on a single guitar! I will definitely be in touch about future events." -- Trina Yannicos, editor, Daytrippin' Magazine

"Jan Owen not only covers the Beatles to perfection, but his own compositions are laced with the greatness that made the Fab Four fab!" -- Pat Matthews, host of the top-rated internet radio station on Live365, Beatles-A-Rama, that plays non-stop Beatles songs and Beatles music

"You're a super-talented dude, brother!" -- Van Ritshie, DJ, formerly of 92.1FM WRNQ, now with The Golf Channel

Venues where Jan has played his catalog of Beatles songs and originals:
Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, PAX-TV Variety Telethon, Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY, The Joyous Lake, Woodstock, NY, Stevens Inst. of Technology, NJ Croton Reservoir Tavern, NY, Coffee.Comedy, Sea Isle City, NJ, The Ritz, NYC,The Bitter End, NYC, The Improv, NYC, Woodstock '97, NY, Jigg's Corner, Butler, NJ, MD Benefit, Syracuse, NY, Hidden Valley Ski Resort, NJ Mickey's Blue Room, NYC, The Town Crier, NY, The Turning Point, NY, The Blue Note, NYC, Kenny's Castaways, NYC,The Other End, NYC, The Crystal Palace, NJ, Hennessy's Tavern, Northvale, NJ, Syracuse University Dome, Hofstra University, NY, Adelphi University, NY, St. John's University, NY, Fordham University, NYC, Fordham University, Bronx, NY, CW Post College, NY, Nassau Community College, NY, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, Clemson College, SC, Washington & Lee University, VA, William Paterson College, NJ, Fairleigh Dickenson University, NJ, SUNY at Cortland, NY, SUNY at Elmira, NY, SUNY at Purchase, NY, Potsdam University, NY Michigan Technical University, MI, University of Wisconsin, Stout, WI, University of Wisconsin, Lacrosse, WI, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI, St. Norbert College, WI, Central College, IA, Wartburg College, IA, Simpson College, IA, Wayne State College, NE, Univ. of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, Mars Hill College, NC Jefferson Community College, NY, Southampton College, NY, Westchester Community College, NY, Iona College, New Rochelle, NY, Syracuse University, NY, University of Pennsylvania, PA, Auraria College, Denver, CO, College of New Rochelle, NY, Appalachian State University, NC, Davidson College, NC, University of South Carolina, Conway, SC, Erskine College, SC -- just to name a few.

Jan's opened for these artists playing Beatles music and more:
Roger McGuinn, John Sebastian, Meatloaf, Andy Kaufman, Aztec 2-