Owen and his Checkered Past
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Owen and his Checkered Past

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Band Folk Blues

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May
18
Owen and his Checkered Past @ Party in the Park (Clark Park)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

May
02
Owen and his Checkered Past @ The Twisted Tail

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Apr
18
Owen and his Checkered Past @ Busboys and Poets

Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Washington, District of Columbia, USA

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Music

The best kept secret in music

Discography

"Tall Enough To Be Heard" - 6 track EP from Roly Poly Productions in Bellingham, WA

"The Tailwind Tour" 5 track EP from Roly Poly Productions in Bellingham, WA

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Bio

Owen and his Checkered Past is the solo project of songwriter Owen Lyman-Schmidt, a Washington D.C native transplanted in Philadelphia. With a percussive mandolin and the heartbeat of a suitcase kickdrum to back him up, Owen offers up his sideways take on the world in a crooning growl. Blues, oldtime, jazz and folk all lend a hand with the compositions, but the resulting rusty collage doesn't fit easily into any single genre. At home in a bar, basement, or street corner, Owen and his music wander through these back alleys of genre trading lies. The melodies stain your clothes, the lyrics make you flinch and grin, the stories remind you of things you never did. Listen.