venres, 5 de novembro de 2010

DOUG OWEN From The Start (ABC-Movieplay, 1977)

"Bad Girls"

A pesar de que el sello Hickory de Nashville estuvo especializado en country puro y duro durante muchos años, de hecho era casi el brazo armado de Acuff-Rose, acabó por diversificar su oferta con artistas de otros géneros como en el caso de este chaval llamado Doug Owen que publicó este bonito elepé lleno de coritos, efluvios de Gilbert O Sullivan, unos arreglos de cuerda guais y algunas canciones que acaban quedando en la memoria. 

"It's interesting how records can hang around for so long. I recorded another one after "From the Start". It's called "Doug Owen/Evenings East. I was but a kid when I got my break in Nashville. I've never pursued  a career in music where I wanted to be a star. Just writing songs and traveling around the world. I'm now in the Atlanta area looking for jobs playing and doing session work. Anyway, thanks again for liking my early work.

Best wishes
Keith Destry (Doug Owen)

La siguiente información esta extraída de su myspace.

Keith Destry started his professional career in entertainment as Doug Owen, writing songs for Moe Bandy, LaCosta and Kenny Rogers. Early in his career, Owen (who changed his name to Keith Destry in 1987) performed with Bob Hope, The Captain & Tennille, Helen Reddy, Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods, and many others. Influenced by the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, Destry's sound (a mixture of Big Beat, Folk and Country) shoots off the disc, full-bodied,fresh. (What once was new again). His first release, POPULUXX/War of the Worlds, was recorded in a 12ft. x 4ft. storage room in his hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas. His child-hood friend and co-producer Chris Thomson recorded the album using an old Yamaha PSR 630 (for backing tracks), then overdubbed vocals and guitars. They mastered War of the Worlds in Austin Texas at Affordable Sound Studios. Recently returned from a two year tour in Europe, where Destry was the first American singer to perform on the Czech Republics top variety show "Country Estrada". He also worked as an FX assistant on the sci-fi movie, "Hellboy". For the time Destry is residing in his hometown of Little Rock, and on the side is preparing to promote his line of original art.

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