Greg Owens grew up in a small rural town in West Tennessee just 80 miles North of Memphis. The youngest of four siblings, Greg often spent hours making mix tapes of their CD collections. Inspired by the songs of the nineties featuring The Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, and Alice In Chains, Greg started playing guitar and writing songs at the age of 10.
Now, 15 years later, it’s these influences that shape the sound of the pensive singer/songwriter’s forthcoming EP, You Can’t Change the Man. The 6 song EP was produced by Jon Estes (Steelism, Sadler Vaden) at The Bomb Shelter Studio in East Nashville. “Jon and I hit it off the first time we met when we bonded over our favorite Ryan
Adams album, Cold Roses,” Greg explains. Lyrically, the project deals with themes such as, love, alienation, and coming to terms with change; whether it is good or bad. Although these are not uncommon themes, it’s the authenticity of the songwriter’s lyrics that is unique. The compositions feel very lived in, as if Greg is inviting you into his life. In regards to the opening lyric, it’s not so much a question of if Greg Owens missed the train, it’s where will he take it, and if you will come along for the ride.
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