Tuesday, March 8

Owsley - Nashville 2004 (FM)

Third & Lindsley
Nashville, TN
May 9, 2004
WRLT-FM 'Nashville Sunday Night'

FM capture (sound quality VG+; a bit of vocal distortion at the louder end of the spectrum, but it's not a constant, bothersome thing) 

SAMPLE: "She's the One" (Nashville '04)

01 intro
02 She's the One
03 Oh No the Radio
04 Dude
05 Coming Up Roses
06 Zavelow House
07 Matriarch
08 My Old School
      (Steely Dan cover) 
09 Rise
10 Down
11 Rainy Day People
12 Be With You
13 Good Old Days
14 outro

In his original post, Don said:
The magnificent and sadly missed Will Owsley tours his second and final album, The Hard Way in this “Nashville Sunday Night” WRLT Broadcast. One of the great unacknowledged Power Pop artists, he spent most of his time as Amy Grant’s guitarist and musical director, as well as touring as lead guitarist for Shania Twain. His debut album, Owsley, was Grammy nominated. This broadcast shows what great pop he wrote and what a fine guitarist he could be. Superb show and highly recommended.

ROB SEZ: I might never have heard about Owsley and his fabulous rock-pop music if it weren't for my pals at the old ASH blog. All thanks & praise to them. (I have more to share, but need to know you're interested...)

Paul Eckberg - drums
Will Owsley (RIP) - vocals, guitar 
Jonathan Hamby - keyboards
Millard Powers - bass


ASH Tuesday post #37.


  1. Thanks for this. Hope you have been able to locate music from his first band, "The Semantics." They were a fantastic power pop band.

    1. Yes indeed! Might just post the groovy Semantics demos collection at some point in the future...

  2. Hi

    Really really sad that he died some years ago. Very very talented guy!!!


    1. Indeed. SO sad when young talents die young, especially the way Will did. At least we can still enjoy his music...

  3. Hi

    His brother was like me on the Audities Mailing list. I still remember very well when someone posted that Owsely had killed himself. It was a shock to me. I am not sure if his brother was the one who posted it.


  4. I LOVE his work. Power Pop genius who sadly left us. If you have any more, count me in!

  5. This live concert in 2004 had Jonathan Hamby on keyboards (not John Painter).

    1. Just made that change. Thanks for letting me know.


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