Owen Poteat
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Owen Poteat

North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States | INDIE

North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States | INDIE
Solo Blues Americana

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Hailing from the mountains of NC where bluegrass is king, the acoustic and electric blues music of Owen Poteat sits nicely between this foundation and the influences of the old and new kings of rhythm and blues. Over four decades this influence has created a diverse musical soul that is made to entertain. Whether its the stage of a hometown opry or that of a sold out festival or blues club, his music finds acceptance, love and appreciation. Like a human energy drink whose liveliness never seems to end, this one-man four-piece band is really just one guy singing his heart out while sitting on a old wooden box drum, stomping it and a snare with his feet while playing guitar and blues harp with all his might. Performances include songs that range from blues to what he calls swamp-land-disco and everything in between.

This multi-instrumentalist, born in Gastonia, NC in 1958 has won numerous awards including the 2010 Piedmont Blues Preservation Society's Solo/Duo award as well as winning Gigmasters' Best One-Man-Band in US an unprecedented five times. His love of music started with a Silvertone guitar when he was 10 years old that he could never put down. Though he's played in numerous touring bands over his 40+ year career it's his love of perfection and diversity that has always led him back to playing solo. Solo for Owen means working to put out as much music as a seasoned 4-piece band. Music that is 100% live that is played with passion and flair and authenticity. His signature sound includes acoustic guitar, electric guitar and bass guitar... all at the same time, all from one guitar, all from one guy, all 100% live. This is not your grandma's one man band but grandma will love him too!

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