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When Owen Campbell’s bluesy vocals cut loose, his smoky delivery serves up images of a veteran blues guitarist and singer, with a touch of The Band’s Robbie Robertson mixed in. Campbell defies easy categorization. He’s a slide guitarist, a songwriter, banjo player, blues singer, busker, and more.
While he’s performed and toured internationally for more than seven years, his 2012 run on ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ helped capture the hearts of a wider audience. Today, Campbell brings a gumbo-like repertoire to performances on his U.S. tour. His smoldering guitar work runs from bluesy riffs to soulful finger-picking to lap steel guitar solos using a shot glass slide. His eclectic mix of rock-influenced songwriting results from years of busking – performing on the streets of cities across Australia and Europe.
Owen Campbell jump starts Tecumseh Center for the Arts’ International Touring Season on Saturday, November 5 at 7: 30 pm. Sponsored in part by WLEN 103.9 fm, tickets are $23 for adults and $21 for seniors, youth and military members. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 517-423-6617, at the box office located at 400 N. Maumee Street, Tecumseh, Michigan, or on-line at www.thetca.org. Like the TCA on Facebook and keep up to date on the cultural entertainment and live performances scheduled throughout the year!