BROOKS RITTER AND OWEN CAMPBELL at 620 State
July 18, 2014 | 12 am
Brooks Ritter and Owen Campbell will perform live at 620 State at 9pm on July 18.
Owen Campbell is an Australian blues singer/songwriter and guitarist. He was a finalist in the sixth series of the TV show Australia’s Got Talent.
Prior to entering Australia’s Got Talent, Owen had been busking and touring in many countries all over the world, such as India, Nepal, Denmark, Germany, Italy and Ireland. Campbell’s main influences include artists such as The Band, Van Morrison, Townes Van Zandt and Johnny Cash. He mostly uses a slide guitar technique on an open D tuning. Since 2012, his first album “Sunshine Road” has peaked number #1 in the Australian iTunes Blues Charts for nearly a year, and was ranked number #5 in five other countries. In 2013 he released his second album, “The Pilgrim”.
The artistry of Brooks Ritter is a seamless garment. An indivisible blend of voice, musicianship and songwriting that is capable of communicating the wide range of human emotion and illuminating our hopeful, fallen, love-sick, grasping condition. His lyrics are insightful and honest, his music displays the rare kind of versatility that makes you think and makes you move, and his voice is an instrument capable of subtle nuance and supple power that glides effortlessly through the realms of rock, folk and soul.