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Michael Owens was a founding member of Twin/Tone recording artists FINGERPRINTS. In addition to dates with Pere Ubu, Blondie and Peter Hammill, the band headlined at the legendary Longhorn Bar, First Ave and other venues in the five state area including dates at Duffy’s with Mitch Ryder and Dwight Twilley. The late Tim Carr called Mike’s song Wasted On You, the best single song on the first three Twin/Tone EP’s. (The little Red Records-Fingerprints, The Suburbs and Curtiss A’s Spooks) The band also headlined at The Walker Art Center Presents “The Cream Of The Crop” supported by Spooks(Curtiss A) and NNB. Fingerprints was also chosen as the first band paired with a movie in The Walker Art Centers Band and a movie in Loring Park as well as the M-80 Music Festival. The band reformed for The Mill City Music Festival in 1999.
Mike along with Blackberry Way partner and Fingerprints drummer Kevin Glynn, formed THE IDLE STRAND. With Gary Menne on bass the band released two LP’s on Blackberry Way Records. The LP’s received rave reviews in Boston Rock, Rockpool and Cash Box magazines. The LP’s were released in Europe on LINE/WARNER BROTHERS RECORDS, and garnered tons of college radio- play in the USA.
As a record producer/recording engineer and session musician Mike appears on countless projects over the years.
The new CD The Devil’s Doorway was recorded at Blackberry Way winter 2013.

Discography

Fingerprints EP TWIN/TONE RECORDS FINGERPRINTS SMILES FOR SALE TWIN/TONE RECORDS FINGERPRINTS DOWN TWIN/TONE RECORDS BIG HITS OF THE MIDWEST TWIN TONE RECORDS THE IDLE STRAND CUT & RUN BLACKBERRY WAY RECORDS MINI HITS OF MPLS VOL 1 BLACKBERRY WAY RECORDS MINI HITS OF MPLS VOL 2 BLACKBERRY WAY RECORDS THE IDLE STRAND BLACKBERRY WAY MICHAEL OWENS THE DEVIL’S DOORWAY BLACKBERRY WAY RECORDS

PRESS

Press Quotes

“The layered vocals again snatch clear win” “The guitar solo is an absolute beauty” “The piano playing is top class” SAMUEL MERIGALA MUSICPERK http://www.musicperk.com/music-review-the-devils-doorway-michael-owens/ “I’ve spent a lot of time with THE DEVIL’S DOORWAY and I must say I am very impressed” PETER JESPERSON NEW WEST RECORDS “The music guides you into a Bob Dylan like performance when the vocals start up” KENDRA BELTRAN INDIE MUSIC REVIEWS http://www.indiemusicreviews.net/michael-owens-the-devils-doorway/

Press Releases

MICHAEL OWENS/THE DEVIL’S DOORWAY, May 16, 2014

MICHAEL OWENS/THE DEVIL’S DOORWAY, May 16, 2014
October 01, 2014

MICHAEL OWENS/THE DEVIL’S DOORWAY is an eclectic blend of Blues, Rock, Americana and a bit of Country. Guitar-driven songs influenced by 60’s & 70’s Pop- yet very original. Michael Owens was the featured artist of the week June7th Through June 13th on Tom Lamberts INDEPENDENT MUSIC SHOW in the UK. The station is syndicated on over 200 Radio stations around the world. We are also getting airplay on San Francisco’s Select World Wide All Star Radio, 87.6- Madrid Spain, Rock & Roll Psychic Radio- Ohio,Woods Hit Radio- Trinadad, What’s Up Radio Show- Canada, EGH Radio, Cairnes FM 89.1- Australia, iTunes listed station Woody Radio, Hound Dog Radio- Savannah, WCPR- Charleston, WMSE Zero Radio Hour and have been inducted into THE RADIO JOHNBC INDIE ARTIST HALL OF FAME in the UK. A video of the song HERE COMES A MADMAN is available for viewing on THE TELICIDE CHANNEL as well as on our VIDEOS page.

October 01, 2014

KAOS 89.3 FM Olympia Washington just added THE DEVIL’S DOORWAY to their playlist!

October 01, 2014

BLACKBERRY WAY RECORDS just inked a deal with the legendary CANADIAN AMERICAN RECORDS owned by Joey Welz, pianist from BILL HALEY and THE COMETS, to release two singles from the CD MICHAEL OWENS/THE DEVIL’S DOORWAY. The songs will be part of the upcoming WORLDWIDE RADIO SINGLES CD RELEASE in JAN 2015. The CD will be distributed to over 8500 radio stations around the world as well as shopped at the MIDEM CONVENTION in Cannes France for foreign licensing deals.

Some of the famous artists on CANADIAN AMERICAN RECORDS are: PAUL SIMOM, LINK WRAY, SARAH VAUGHN, THE 4 TOPS, THE BELMONTS, SANTO and JOHNNY and BILL HALEY’S COMETS.
– See more at: http://www.blackberrywayrecords.com/reviews__news/#sthash.JAxOLPYa.dpuf

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