Rebecca Owen

Rebecca Owen

BandCountryAmericana

It's Country that ROCKS! Rebecca's vocal range can melt hearts with its intimacy and sweet sultry tones. Then in the blink of an eye, she can turn into a wild child who can wail and rock the place like a road house hottie. She has her audiences rocking in the aisles!

Biography

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What’s striking about Rebecca Owen’s voice is more than just her three-octave range; it’s the emotional intimacy of her singing. Owen gets inside the songs she sings, making them breathe and come to life in new ways that are immediately affecting. On her self-titled debut album, Rebecca Owen, the Albuquerque, New Mexico resident reveals herself to be both a striking interpreter of songs both new and familiar and a significant new talent on the rise.

A native of Slidell, Louisiana, music has always been a part of Rebecca’s life. Her parents have both been heavily involved in music, and Rebecca began playing piano as a young girl. Reba McEntire was the driving force in inspiring Rebecca to sing, and as she recalls, “One day mom and I were listening to Reba in the car and I was singing along real loud, and she looked at me and asked, ‘Where did you learn do that?’ It was the first time I realized I might have something special.” Rebecca was soon singing in her school and church and had her first public performance at the age of eleven.

As Rebecca recalls, she never had any doubts about her path. “By thirteen, I knew that music was what I wanted to do forever. I sang everywhere I could – festivals, fairs, school and church. I even used to call the country stations in town and ask them if I could sing over the radio. Then at fifteen, I started singing on demo recordings for songwriters who were looking to sell their songs.” During college, Rebecca moved to Nashville for a bit and even worked for a live music show based in New Orleans.

But since moving to Albuquerque, she’s taken her music to the next level. People really have taken notice a lot more here and they’re great about supporting new artists. In Albuquerque, it’s less about what “the new thing” is than it is about people really just enjoying themselves; there’s an appreciation of music here that’s much more pure than any other place I’ve been.” And Rebecca’s reputation as a live performer has grown here, a singer who connects with any audience. “I’m committed to putting on a wildly entertaining show,” she states. “I bring a lot of energy and I’m out to connect to every single person in the audience. And I choose the songs I sing because they have great stories that everyday people can connect to.”

The songs she sings and the stories she tells are present on her new album, Rebecca Owen. Produced by Johnny Mulhair, a New Mexico native who produced Leann Rimes’ first two albums and was nominated for a CMA award, the album is a beguiling mix of songs both legendary and unknown. There is the homage to traditional country, in her version of Hank Williams Sr.’s “My Heart Would Know,” and the challenge of singing a song written by one of her favorite artists, Lucinda Williams “I Lost It.” But the heart of the album is in the original songs like “Sidewinder,” written by her friend Kris Russell. “When I first heard that song,” Rebecca remembers, “I knew it could rock. It’s the ultimate bad boyfriend song.” Rebecca sings the song with the sexiness of a woman whose desire overwhelms her caution. “World Without You,” is a showcase for the full range of Rebecca’s voice, building through the song to a thrilling series of climaxes.

After opening for artists such as Little Big Town, Rick Trevino, Lorrie Morgan and Jack Ingram, Rebecca’s appetite for big shows has been activated. She says, “I’m trying to get bigger and better. When I open for these artists, I’m so spurred on by the excitement in the room; I want to be where they are.” With a growing audience, and a thrilling debut album, it is only a matter of time where Rebecca Owen, with her astonishing voice and electric stage presence, gets to be where she wants to be, singing the songs and stories that listeners hear their own lives in, establishing herself as a major new talent in the process.

Lyrics

Sidewinder

Written By: Kris Russell

Sidewinder
Snake eyes winking across a smoky dancehall floor
And my heart starts pounding 'cause I know what he's come here for
One dance even though I know the danger in his smile
He's got a devil's heart but his kiss can drive me wild

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Sidewinder, I feel you moving like a twister through the grass
Sidewinder, I'm hooked on the poison of a love that cannot last

One touch & I no longer care what's wrong or right
And he'll swear he's back for good but be gone with the morning light
One time I tried to make him mine but I've come to understand
A warm-hearted woman can't change a cold-blooded man

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outro

Ain't Living Long Like This

Written By: Rodney Crowell

You looked for trouble and you found it son
Straight down the barrel of a lawman's gun
You'd try to run but I don't think you can
You make one move and you're dead man, friend
I ain't living long like this
I can't live at all like this, can I baby
He slipped the handcuffs on behind your back
Then left you freezing on a steel rail track
They got 'em all in the jailhouse, baby
I ain't living long like this
Grew up in Houston off of Wayside drive
Son of a charhop in some all night dive
Dad drove a stock car to an early death
All you remember was a drunk man's death
I ain't living long like this
I can't live at all like this can I baby

We know the story how the wheel goes round
Don't let 'em take you to the man downtown
Can't sleep at all in the jailhouse, baby
I ain't living long like this
You live for angel, she's a roadhouse queen
Make Texas ruby look like Sandra Dee
You want to love her but you don't know how
You're at the bottom of the jailhouse now
I ain't living long like this
I can't live at all like this, can I baby

You know the story 'bout the jailhouse rock
Go on and do it, but just don't get caught
They got 'em all in the jailhouse, ain't they baby
I ain't living long like this

Tenderly

Written By: Kevin Fisher

The air is cooling and the sun's going down

The day's been grueling in this dusty old town

My body's aching for what you do to me

Tender tenderly

Tender tenderly

The words are easy when the language is love

You know exactly what I'm thinking of

My heart is hungry for what you do to me

Tender tenderly

Tender tenderly

I've had lovers go up in flames

Been with others who've had no names

God I’ve waited patiently

For someone who really touches me

I've had lovers go up in flames

Been with others who've had no names

God I've waited patiently

For someone who really touches me

I feel your fingers and their touch is like fire

Sensations linger then they turn to desire

My body's aching for what you do to me

Tender tenderly

Tender tenderly

Tender tenderly

Oh

Tender tenderly

Loser in a Loving Game

Written By: Rebecca Owen

Thought I had it all figured out
Didn't need no one to show me the way
Go it alone to guard my heart
Not gonna change, no not today

You walked in &, ya I know your type
You think you can just sweep me off my feet
Well boy it's gonna take more than pretty words
To get to a girl like me

I don't know why I am
Always running away
Guess I'll always be
A loser in a lovin' game

Maybe I don't know what I want
But I know what I don't need
You give this talk about "making magic"
But I'm sure you'll just up & leave

I don't know why I am
Always running away
Guess I'll always be
A loser in a lovin' game

Maybe I just need to break my rules
Change my mind, baby
Make me believe

I don't know why I am
Always running away
Guess I'll always be
A loser in a lovin' game (repeat)

Discography

Rebecca Owen - Debut Album - 12 Tracks
"Sidewinder" - Streaming Airplay Worldwide & Radio Airplay in New Mexico
"World Without You" - Streaming Airplay Worldwide & Radio Airplay in New Mexico
"What I Need" - Streaming Airplay Worldwide & Radio Airplay in New Mexico
"I Lost It"
"Ain't Living Long Like This"
"Tenderly" - Streaming Airplay Worldwide & Radio Airplay in New Mexico
"Shiver"
"My Heart Would Know"
"Closer to Heaven"
"You Will Be Mine"
"A Man's Home is His Castle"
"Unbreakable Heart"

Set List

Typical Set List is 3-5 sets, each 45-60 minutes long. We play everything from the new album, plus Top 40 Country Covers & new, original material.