The Torn Curtain

The Torn Curtain

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The Torn Curtain is the coolest crunk-i-fied Christian Rock band with face melting guitar licks, smash mouthin' harmonica riffs, seriously sick bass jives, and delicious drum solos. Vivid vocals sold separately, but all this for the glory of Jesus Christ!

Biography

Coming from a baptist preacher's family, Charles and Harrel Owens grew up in church and witnessed several types of music in the church as they grew up. They bounced around from place to place depending upon where their dad was preaching at the time. In their teenage years, Charles and Harrel began learning to play guitar and were asked to start playing praise and worship and Christian Rock songs for the church youth group.

After a few years Charles began writing his own Christian rock, praise & worship, and love songs and pursued a short run as a solo Christian artist performing in several states including Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, New York, Tennessee, and Georgia. He completed a couple of low-budget CD's of his own giving him a little bit of recording experience, and exposure.

After a few years Charles and Harrel's dad started preaching at Shiloh Baptist Church in Somerville, AL where they met David Sharp and Drew Colee. David and Drew also spent their earlier years playing Christian Rock for youth groups, and writing their own original material. So when all of the members of "The Torn Curtain" finally got together and began practicing for the first time, it was like a match made in Heaven!

Charles, Harrel, David, and Drew all "clicked" personality-wise, and musically, and they began playing for their home church and scheduling other events in the surrounding areas.

With their combined experience as performers, songwriters, speakers, and worship leaders, the members of The Torn Curtain are now taking their musical backgrounds in Contemporary Christian, Rock, Punk-rock, Southern Gospel, Country, Praise and Worship, and Blues......putting it all in a big blender, and creating and releasing their debut album in March of 2008!

With their ear-tickling mix of blues harmonica, rock guitar, country guitar, punk-rock drums, and southern rock vocals, The Torn Curtain is sure to give you a sound you've never heard before.

They have had experience playing in front of crowds ranging in size from 20 people to thousands of people for all kinds of events from weddings to festivals, and they are anxious to play for yours!

Thank you for taking this time to learn a little more about the Torn Curtain, and we hope you learn more about them in the near future!

Lyrics

The Reason That I Sing

Written By: Charles Owens II

Chorus:
Sing da da lom ba ba da lom, ba da da la da bom, yeah...

Sing da da lom ba ba da lom, ba da da la da bom

Verse 1:
I was sittin' in my room just the other day trying to sing a song.

All the words kept getting cluttered in my head, and everything just seemed wrong.

But then suddenly, like a brick it hit me, the only reason that I sing, is 'cause out of love You were sent from above, and You came into the world for me!

Chorus:

Makes me wanna Sing da da lom ba ba da lom, ba da da la da bom, yeah...

Sing da da lom ba ba da lom, ba da da la da bom

You are the reason that I sing, Jesus, yeah You are the reason that I sing

Verse 2:
Then I started thinking 'bout the things You've done ever since time began.

You were healing the sick, raising the dead, and making the crippled stand.

Oh but to my surprise I finally realized that You gave me all that I need.

'Cause out of loving passion and tender compassion You did upon a cross for me!

Chorus:
Makes me wanna Sing da da lom ba ba da lom, ba da da la da bom, yeah...

Sing da da lom ba ba da lom, ba da da la da bom

You are the reason that I sing, Jesus, yeah You are the reason that I sing

Bridge:
Well the wondrous story of God's great glory doesn't end right there you see.

'Cause He rose again and conquered sin and He's coming back for me!

Chorus:
It makes me wanna Sing da da lom ba ba da lom, ba da da la da bom, yeah...

Sing da da lom ba ba da lom, ba da da la da bom

He is the reason that we sing, this Jesus, yeah, He is the reason that we sing

(He is the reason that we sing)

Ending:
Sing da da lom ba ba da lom, ba da da la da bom, yeah...

Sing da da lom ba ba da lom, ba da da la da bom

Lyrics by Charles Owens II
Music by Charles Owens II & the Torn Curtain
All rights reserved
Copyright Charles Owens II 2008

Discography

Charles Owens II-EP-"You Make Me Humble"-2006
The Torn Curtain-Debut CD releasing March 2008

Set List

The Torn Curtain's set list can be very versatile depending on the venue that is booking them. A normal set contains 45 minutes - 1 hour of non-stop music containing original songs and some cover songs. Cover songs are usually Christian Rock, and Praise and Worship, but sometimes certain Torn Curtain events call for some Country songs and Love songs.