Hailing from the mountains of NC where bluegrass is king, the acoustic and electric blues music of Owen Poteat sits nicely between this foundation and the influences of the old and new kings of rhythm and blues. Over four decades this influence has created a diverse musical soul that is made to entertain. Whether it’s the stage of a hometown opry or that of a sold out festival or blues club, his music finds acceptance, love and appreciation. Like a human energy drink whose liveliness never seems to end, this one-man four-piece band is really just one guy singing his heart out while sitting on a old wooden box drum, stomping it and a snare with his feet… while playing guitar and blues harp with all his might. Performances include songs that range from blues to what he calls swamp-land-disco and everything in between.
This multi-instrumentalist, born in Gastonia, NC in 1958 has won numerous awards including the 2010 Piedmont Blues Preservation Society's Solo/Duo award as well as winning Gigmasters' Best One-Man-Band in US an unprecedented five times. His love of music started with a Silvertone guitar when he was 10 years old that he could never put down. Though he's played in numerous touring bands over his 40+ year career it's his love of perfection and diversity that has always led him back to playing solo. Solo for Owen means working to put out as much music as a seasoned 4-piece band. Music that is 100% live that is played with passion and flair and authenticity. His signature sound includes acoustic guitar, electric guitar and bass guitar... all at the same time, all from one guitar, all from one guy, all 100% live. This is not your grandma's one man band… but grandma will love him too!
What to Expect
UNIQUE, AWARD-WINNING, AFFORDABLE MUSIC FOR YOUR WEDDING, RECEPTION OR PRIVATE/CORPORATE PARTY- Whether it's a big stage or your back yard, 3,000 fans or just a few friends, OWEN POTEAT has a proven track record of delivering near perfect but not too perfect, 100% live and appropriate music for every event. From soft and intimate at a wedding prelude, to loud and rowdy for a fun party, and just about everything in between... his music will make your event better and more memorable. With over 1,000 songs in his repertoire and the ability for you to choose either the mood of the event, the artists you like/dislike or even choose the exact playlist, you are in control. Plus, Owen has an inept ability to read crowds and choose songs that fit the mood and moment while hitting everyone's sweet spot several times during the event, no matter what their music tastes or age. This skill and these attributes have landed Owen a bucket of awards. Just look to the right at the stack of year after year "Best Of" awards from Gigmasters. Also, he's the 2010 NC Solo Blues Champion, a 2011 International Blues Challenge participant and a recipient of Memphis' New Daisey Theater Best of One-Man-Bands of 2011 award. Yet you'll find him as a humble guy that just loves entertaining you and your guests. If you are here looking for music for your wedding then you couldn't make a better choice. Be sure to read the 100's of reviews here too... all PERFECT 5 STAR reviews. Why do so many folks book this on
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