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Racine Journal Times

Miss Meaghan Owens is a veteran of Nashville clubs, Summerfest shows,  songwriting showcases like the Steel Bridge Festival and many, many  miles touring in a van. Armed with a laser wit in her lyrics and, a  bushel basket of songs writers twice her age would be proud of and charm  to burn, the troubadour is a comforting presence on stage . Owens  effortlessly fuses Americana, rootsy pop, Nu-folk, old school style  country and blues....and I am always captivated by her Paddy Fineran, Racine Journal Times


2016 Hoku Hano Hano Award with IHM for Best Hawaiian Music Compilation CD & Nomination for Best Hawaiian Language Song

Scholarship to the Institute for Hawaiian Music at the University of Hawaii 2yrs (IHM) 2014-15

Top 200 Albums of 2010 Green Arrow Radio-Madison, WI for Gunshy of a Kiss  

2007 WAMI Nominee (Wisconsin Area Music Award) for best Bluegrass/Americana Artist


“How do you like that little girl? She’s the genuine article!”--Folk music legend/5 time grammy winner-- Ramblin Jack Elliott

“This girl is an awesome one of a kind  entertainer with a totally different twist on songwriting. She’s not a cookie-cutter singer, she has her own special style, that's my opinion and I am stickin’ to it!”
-Roy August (Nashville Hit Writer)

"If Marie Osmond is a little bit country and a little bit rock'n'roll, Owens is also that and more." -Molly Snider-Edler, music reviewer

Links to Articles

2016 Na Hoku Hano Hano Awards Winners Maui Now (Maui, HI)

Rebel on the Road  

The Isthmus (Madison, WI)

Shepherd Express

This songwriter and musician completely  absorbed Joni Mitchell’s classic album Court and Spark among many other  influences in writing and recording one of the most musically ambitious  recent album by any solo indie artist, Gun Shy of a Kiss. The project  featured nearly 40 musicians including a quartet from the Milwaukee  Symphony string section, and arrangements by Sigmund Snopek III and top  area jazzers Warren Weigratz and Jeff Pietrangelo. So she mixes  high-bred style with barroom ballsiness like few musicians in recent  memory. But the album wears its musical weight gracefully,  unpretentiously, delightfully. “Gun Shy” resembles Mitchell’s iconic  album only in the subtlest of ways -- like the quirky complex harmonic  swerves of “Music and the Moonshine,” and the musical savvy and vision.  But all her sass and romance can’t hide a poet’s sense and roots  musician’s soul. She deftly paints pictures of the wayward road, of “bad  news,” of life’s dark side -- and of humanity’s tough spirit.

--Kevin Lynch, Shepherd Express

Green Arrow Radio

"Miss Meaghan Owens' voice is so downright filled with meaning and sass that I don't quite know how to describe it. Owens is a delight as a person and a treat as a  storyteller. Don't let her "cute" fool ya either. She can sing a song that'll make you blush, but the next one can make you want to watch your  back on the way out and the whole way home. She is a memorable songwriter and I wouldn't just take it from me, check her out."
-Green Arrow Radio Review
DJ Mister G Feb 13, 2011