ROCK - Folk/Americana
Owens writes and plays indie-folk, alt-country kinda music. Lyrics are sweet and brutal, depicting the American landscape in all its glories and hardships. Songs with glamour and grit. Her characters are nearing extinction but never letting go: You'll find wanderlust addicts, widowed men in love, political heartbreakers, truckstop hookers, and small town members of the disappearing rural countrysides. "Owens's voice is sweet and strong, like a lilac bush or a brandy old fashion" (Snider-Edler onmilwaukee.com) Meaghan's debut album, "No Whiskey in a Good Girl's River" will be independently released early this fall 06. Meaghan Owens performs solo and with the hard hitting alt-country band Joshua and the Trumpets. Both incarnations of her songwriting, be they folk or more rockin' deliver poignant stories, and like a true Milwaukee girl, she tells it like it is.