Jewel Kilcher, known mononymously as Jewel, is an American singer-songwriter, producer, actress and poet. She has received four Grammy Award nominations and, as of 2015, has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Kilcher was raised in Homer, where she grew up singing and yodeling as a duo with her father, a local musician. At age fifteen, she received a partial scholarship at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, where she studied operatic voice. After graduating, she began writing and performing at clubs and coffeehouses in San Diego, California. Based on local media attention, she was offered a recording contract with Atlantic Records, who released her debut album, Pieces of You, in 1995; the debut single from the album, "Who Will Save Your Soul", peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. Her subsequent album, was released in 1998, followed by This Way. In 2003, she released 0304, which marked a departure from her previous folk-oriented records, featuring electronic arrangements and elements of dance-pop.
In 2008, she released her first country album. Jewel released her first independent album, Lullaby, in 2009. Jewel has had endeavors in writing and acting. Jewel was born May 23, 1974 in Payson, the second child of Attila Kuno "Atz" Kilcher and Lenedra Jewel Kilcher. At the time of her birth, her parents had been living in Utah with Shane, she is a first cousin once removed of actress Q'orianka Kilcher. Her father from Alaska, was a Mormon, though the family stopped attending The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after her parents' divorce when she was eight years old, her paternal grandfather, Yule Kilcher, was a delegate to the Alaska Constitutional convention and a state senator of German descent who settled in Alaska after emigrating from Switzerland. He was the first recorded person to cross the Harding Icefield. Shortly after her birth, the family relocated to Anchorage, settling on the Kilcher family's 770-acre homestead. There, her younger brother, Atz Jr. was born. She has a half-brother, raised in Oregon by his mother, with whom her father had a brief relationship.
After her parents' divorce in 1981, Kilcher lived with her father in Alaska. The house she grew up in had only a simple outhouse; the Kilcher family is featured on the Discovery Channel show Alaska: The Last Frontier, which chronicles their day-to-day struggles living in the Alaskan wilderness. Recalling her upbringing, she said: We lived far from town. We had to walk 2 miles just to get to the saddle barn I was raised in... No running water, no heat—we had a coal stove and an outhouse and we lived off of what we could kill or can. We made jam. We had gardens and cattle to live on. I rode horses every day in the summer beneath the Alaskan midnight sun. I loved it there. According to Kilcher, the first song she learned to sing was "Saint Louis Blues". In her youth and her father sometimes earned a living by performing music in roadhouses and taverns as a father-daughter duo, it was during this time. She would credit the time she spent in bars as integral to her formative years: "I saw women who would compromise themselves for compliments, for flattery.
Local businesses in her hometown of Homer donated items for auction to help allocate additional funds, raised a total of $11,000 to pay the remainder of her first year's tuition. She subsequently relocated to Michigan to attend Interlochen, where she received classical training, learned to play guitar, she began writing songs on guitar at age sixteen. While in school, she would perform live in coffeehouses. After graduating, she relocated to San Diego, where she worked in a coffee shop and as a phone operator at a computer warehouse. For a time, Kilcher lived in her car while traveling around the country doing street performances and small gigs in Southern California, she gained recognition by singing at The Inner Change Cafe and Java Joe's in San Diego. Her friend Steve Poltz's band, The Rugburns, played the same venues, she collaborated with Poltz on some of her songs, including "You Were Meant for Me". The Rugburns opened for Jewel on her Tiny Lights tour in 1997. Poltz appeared in Jewel's band on the Spirit World Tour 1999 playing guitar.
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Jonathan Mark Foreman is an American musician, the lead singer, main songwriter and co-founder of the alternative rock band Switchfoot. He started Switchfoot in 1996 with his brother Tim Foreman on bass guitar. Foreman was born in San Bernardino County, but his family moved to Massachusetts and Virginia Beach during his childhood. There he became fast friends with Todd Cooper. Cooper was a guitar tech for Switchfoot, although he left in 2005 to pursue his own musical career. After several years and his family moved back to Southern California, this time settling in San Diego, he graduated from San Dieguito Academy in the North County Coastal area of California. Foreman attended UC San Diego and dropped out to follow his singing career. Foreman married Emily Masen in 2002, the couple had a daughter in 2012. One of Foreman's favorite pastimes is surfing, when not on tour, he resides in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, a small suburb of San Diego, California. Foreman is a committed nondenominational Christian. "For us, these songs are for everyone.
Calling us ` Christian rock' tends to be a box that excludes them. And that's not. Music has always opened my mind — and that's what we want". Foreman's father, serves as the senior pastor of North Coast Calvary Chapel, along with his mother, Jan. Foreman cites Elliott Smith, U2, The Police, James Taylor, The Beatles, Bach, Ronny Jordan, Miles Davis, Keith Green, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin as some of his musical influences. In 2001 he was awarded the "Les Paul Horizon Award" for the most promising up-and-coming guitarist at the annual Orville H. Gibson Guitar Awards in Los Angeles. Besides being the main songwriter for Switchfoot, Foreman has made musical contributions away from the band, including writing with San Diego/Orange County based singer and songwriter Molly Jenson. Foreman has contributed to the books The Art of Being and New Way to be Human, the latter written by producer Charlie Peacock, he appeared on Relient K's 2007 album, Five Score and Seven Years Ago, lending his vocal talents to the song "Deathbed".
In September 2009, Jazz musician Karl Denson released the album "Brother's Keeper" in which two songs were co-written by Foreman, one song, "Drums of War", was written by Foreman. Foreman provided his vocals in accompaniment with Denson on the song "Drums of War", he collaborated with Ryan O'Neal for the Sleeping at Last song "Birthright". In 2006, Foreman and Nickel Creek member Sean Watkins started collaborating on a duo project called "The Real SeanJon", renamed "Fiction Family", their self-titled debut, Fiction Family, was released on January 20, 2009. "The album was recorded and written in parts because Nickel Creek and Switchfoot are both hard working, touring acts, we were home from tour at the same time," says Foreman. "Consequently the tracks were passed back and forth between Sean and I. Whoever was home from tour would chip away at the songs with no real expectations at all just for ourselves and for the love of the song I suppose. We came up with a few cowboy rules for the project: No double tracking.
No pussyfooting. No tuning of vocals."In November 2012, the band released an extended play titled Holiday EP. Their second studio album, Fiction Family Reunion, was released on January 29, 2013. Foreman has worked on various solo projects, independently releasing four EPs, titled Fall, Winter and Summer. For the project, Foreman teamed with Credential Recordings in a partnership with Switchfoot's imprint record label, lowercase people records. In October 2008, Foreman released a collection of songs from his seasonal EPs along with two new tracks; the collection is entitled Branches. In April 2009, he was GMA Dove Award-nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year. In November 2014, Foreman announced four EPs under the name The Wonderlands, they are titled Sunlight, Shadows and Dawn, contain 25 songs across the four albums. They were released in 2015; the records were a collaborative effort, with each song produced by a different producer, Foreman sending in tracks recorded backstage while on tour. All four EPs were mixed by Future of Forestry's Eric Owyoung.
Foreman's songwriting tends to be dynamic, he employs a wide range of different instrumentation, but not limited to: guitar, cello, mandolin, flute, clarinet, piano, miscellaneous percussion, harmonica. Foreman has always aimed to use interesting instrumentation when writing for Switchfoot on some of the band's first albums such as The Legend of Chin, New Way to Be Human, Learning to Breathe. Fall Winter Spring Summer The Wonderlands: Sunlight The Wonderlands: Shadows The Wonderlands: Darkness The Wonderlands: Dawn Fall, Spring, Summer Limbs and Branches "The Cure for Pain" "Your Love Is Strong" "Caroline" "Your Love Is Enough" "Spirit" - X Worship 2006 "Desire" - Noise Ratchet's Noise Ratchet "Someday We'll Know" - Sony - A Walk to Remember Soundtrack "Deathbed" - Relient K's Five Score and Seven Years Ago "Your Cheatin' Heart" - Sony/ATV Nashville Classic Covers: Volume One "Birthright" - Sleeping at Last'
Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U. S. state of Tennessee. The city is located on the Cumberland River; the city's population ranks 24th in the U. S. According to 2017 estimates from the U. S. Census Bureau, the total consolidated city-county population stood at 691,243; the "balance" population, which excludes semi-independent municipalities within Davidson County, was 667,560 in 2017. Located in northern Middle Tennessee, Nashville is the main core of the largest metropolitan area in Tennessee; the 2017 population of the entire 14-county Nashville metropolitan area was 1,903,045. The 2017 population of the Nashville—Davidson–Murfreesboro–Columbia combined statistical area, a larger trade area, was 2,027,489. Named for Francis Nash, a general of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, the city was founded in 1779; the city grew due to its strategic location as a port and railroad center. Nashville seceded with Tennessee during the American Civil War and in 1862 became the first state capital to fall to Union troops.
After the war the city developed a manufacturing base. Since 1963, Nashville has had a consolidated city-county government, which includes six smaller municipalities in a two-tier system; the city is governed by a mayor, a vice-mayor, a 40-member metropolitan council. Reflecting the city's position in state government, Nashville is home to the Tennessee Supreme Court's courthouse for Middle Tennessee. Nashville is a center for the music, publishing, private prison and transportation industries, is home to numerous colleges and universities such as Tennessee State University, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Fisk University, Lipscomb University. Entities with headquarters in the city include Asurion, Bridgestone Americas, Captain D's, CoreCivic, Dollar General, Hospital Corporation of America, LifeWay Christian Resources, Logan's Roadhouse, Ryman Hospitality Properties; the town of Nashville was founded by James Robertson, John Donelson, a party of Overmountain Men in 1779, near the original Cumberland settlement of Fort Nashborough.
It was named for the American Revolutionary War hero. Nashville grew because of its strategic location, accessibility as a port on the Cumberland River, a tributary of the Ohio River. By 1800, the city had 345 residents, including 136 enslaved African Americans and 14 free African-American residents. In 1806, Nashville was incorporated as a city and became the county seat of Davidson County, Tennessee. In 1843, the city was named as the permanent capital of the state of Tennessee; the city government of Nashville owned 24 slaves by 1831, 60 prior to the war. They were "put to work to build the first successful water system and maintain the streets." The cholera outbreak that struck Nashville in 1849–1850 took the life of former U. S. President James K. Polk. There were 311 deaths from cholera in 1849 and an estimated 316 to about 500 in 1850. By 1860, when the first rumblings of secession began to be heard across the South, antebellum Nashville was a prosperous city; the city's significance as a shipping port made it a desirable prize as a means of controlling important river and railroad transportation routes.
In February 1862, Nashville became the first state capital to fall to Union troops. The state was occupied by Union troops for the duration of the war; the Battle of Nashville was a significant Union victory and the most decisive tactical victory gained by either side in the war. Afterward, the Confederates conducted a war of attrition, making guerrilla raids and engaging in small skirmishes, with the Confederate forces in the Deep South constantly in retreat. In 1868, a few years after the Civil War, the Nashville chapter of the Ku Klux Klan was founded by Confederate veteran John W. Morton. Chapters of this secret insurgent group formed throughout the South. In 1873 Nashville suffered another cholera epidemic, as did towns throughout Sumner County along railroad routes and the Cumberland River. Meanwhile, the city had reclaimed its important shipping and trading position and developed a solid manufacturing base; the post–Civil War years of the late 19th century brought new prosperity to Nashville and Davidson County.
These healthy economic times left the city with a legacy of grand classical-style buildings, including the Parthenon in Centennial Park, near downtown. On April 30, 1892, Ephraim Grizzard, an African-American man, was lynched in a spectacle murder in front of a white mob of 10,000 in Nashville, his lynching was described by journalist Ida B. Wells as: "A naked, bloody example of the blood-thirstiness of the nineteenth century civilization of the Athens of the South." From 1877 to 1950, a total of six lynchings of blacks were conducted in Davidson County, most in the county seat of Nashville near the turn of the century. By the turn of the century, Nashville had become the cradle of the Lost Cause of the Confederacy, as the first chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy was founded here and the Confederate Veteran magazine was published here. Most "guardians of the Lost Cause" lived near Centennial Park. At the same time, Jefferson Street became the historic center of the African-American community.
It remained so until the federal government s
Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group is an American global music corporation, a subsidiary of the French media conglomerate Vivendi. UMG's global corporate headquarters are located in California, it is considered one of the "Big Three" record labels, along with Warner Music Group. Since 2004, the corporation is no longer related to the film studio Universal Studios. Universal Music was once the record company attached to film studio Universal Pictures; the company's origins go back to the formation of the American branch of Decca Records in September 1934. The Decca Record Co. Ltd. of England spun American Decca off in 1939. MCA Inc. merged with American Decca in 1962. In November 1990, Japanese multinational conglomerate Matsushita Electric agreed to acquire MCA for $6.59 billion. In 1995, Seagram acquired 80 percent of MCA from Matsushita. On December 9, 1996, the company was renamed Universal Studios, Inc. and its music division was renamed Universal Music Group. In May 1998, Seagram purchased PolyGram and merged it with Universal Music Group in early 1999.
With the 2004 acquisition of Universal Studios by General Electric and merging with GE's NBC, Universal Music Group was cast under separate management from the eponymous film studio. This is the second time a music company has done so, the first being the separation of Time Warner and Warner Music Group. In February 2006, the label became 100 percent owned by French media conglomerate Vivendi when Vivendi purchased the last 20 percent from Matsushita. On June 25, 2007, Vivendi completed its €1.63 billion purchase of BMG Music Publishing, after receiving European Union regulatory approval, having announced the acquisition on September 6, 2006. Doug Morris stepped down from his position as CEO on January 1, 2011. Former chairman/CEO of Universal Music International Lucian Grainge was promoted to CEO of the company. Grainge replaced him as chairman on March 9, 2011. Morris became the next chairman of Sony Music Entertainment on July 1, 2011. With Grainge's appointment as CEO at UMG, Max Hole was promoted to COO of UMGI, effective July 1, 2010.
Starting in 2011 UMG's Interscope Geffen A&M Records will be signing contestants from American Idol/Idol series. On January 2011, UMG announced it was donating 200,000 master recordings from the 1920s to 1940s to the Library of Congress for preservation. In March 2011, Barry Weiss became chairman and CEO of The Island Def Jam Music Group and Universal Republic Records. Both companies were restructured under Weiss. In December 2011, David Foster was named Chairman of Verve Music Group. In 2011, EMI sold its recorded music operations to Universal Music Group for £1.2 billion and its music publishing operations to a Sony-led consortium for $2.2 billion. Among the other companies that had competed for the recorded music business was Warner Music Group, reported to have made a $2 billion bid. IMPALA opposed the merger. In March 2012, the European Union opened an investigation into the acquisition The EU asked rivals and consumer groups whether the deal would result in higher prices and shut out competitors.
On September 21, 2012, the sale of EMI to UMG was approved in Europe and the United States by the European Commission and Federal Trade Commission respectively. However, the European Commission approved the deal only under the condition the merged company divest one third of its total operations to other companies with a proven track record in the music industry. UMG divested Mute Records, Roxy Recordings, MPS Records, Cooperative Music, Now That's What I Call Music!, Universal Greece, Sanctuary Records, Chrysalis Records, EMI Classics, Virgin Classics, EMI's European regional labels to comply with this condition. UMG retained The Beatles and Robbie Williams; the Beatles catalogue was transferred to UMG's newly formed Calderstone Productions, while Williams' catalogue was transferred to Island Records. Universal Music Group completed their acquisition of EMI on September 28, 2012. In November 2012, Steve Barnett was appointed CEO of Capitol Music Group, he served as COO of Columbia Records. In compliance the conditions of the European Commission after purchase of EMI, Universal Music Group sold the Mute catalogue to the German-based BMG Rights Management on December 22, 2012.
Two months BMG acquired Sanctuary Records for €50 million. On November 8, 2012, Universal Music and Hewlett-Packard launched a marketing operation that allows customers with an HP computer with HP Connected Music software to access music from Universal artists, as well as exclusive content. On February 8, 2013, Warner Music Group acquired the Parlophone Label Group for $765 million. In February, Sony Music Entertainment acquired Universal's European share in Now That's What I Call Music for $60 million. Play It Again Sam acquired Co-Operative Music for £500,000 in March 2013. With EMI's absorption into Universal Music complete, its British operations will consist of five label units: Island, Decca, Virgin EMI and Capitol. In April 2013, Universal Music Greece was sold to Victoras Antippas, who renamed the company Cobalt Music. Edel AG acquired the MPS catalogue from Universal in January 2014. On March 20, 2013, UMG announced the worldwide extension of their exclusive distribution deal with the Disney Music Group, excluding Japan and Russia.
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Nanci Caroline Griffith is an American singer and songwriter, raised in Austin, who lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Griffith appeared many times on the PBS music program Austin City Limits starting in 1985. Griffith was born in Seguin and her career has spanned a variety of musical genres, predominantly country and what she terms "folkabilly." Griffith won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album in 1994 for her recording, Other Voices, Other Rooms. This album features Griffith covering the songs of artists. One of her better-known songs is "From a Distance,", written and composed by Julie Gold, although Bette Midler's version achieved greater commercial success. Other artists have achieved greater success than Griffith herself with songs that she wrote or co-wrote. For example, Kathy Mattea had a country music top five hit with a 1986 cover of Griffith's "Love at the Five and Dime" and Suzy Bogguss had one of her largest hits with Griffith's and Tom Russell's "Outbound Plane". In 1994, Griffith teamed up with Jimmy Webb to contribute the song "If These Old Walls Could Speak" to the AIDS benefit album Red Hot + Country produced by the Red Hot Organization.
Griffith is a survivor of breast cancer, diagnosed in 1996, thyroid cancer in 1998. Singer-songwriter Christine Lavin remembers the first time she saw Griffith perform: I was struck by how perfect everything was about her singing, her playing, her talking. I realized from the get-go that this was someone, a complete professional, she had worked a long time to get to be that good. In recent years, Griffith has toured with various other artists, including Buddy Holly's band, The Crickets. Griffith has recorded duets with many artists, among them Emmylou Harris, Mary Black, John Prine, Don McLean, Jimmy Buffett, Dolores Keane, Willie Nelson, Adam Duritz, The Chieftains, John Stewart, she has contributed background vocals on many other recordings. Griffith suffered from severe writer's block for a number of years after 2004, lasting until the 2009 release of her The Loving Kind album, which contained nine selections that she had written and composed either by herself or as collaborations. After several months of limited touring in 2011, Griffith's bandmates The Kennedys packed up their professional Manhattan recording studio and relocated it to Nashville, where they installed it in Nanci's home.
There and her backing team, including Pete & Maura Kennedy and Pat McInerney, co-produced her album Intersections over the course of the summer. The album included several new original songs and was released in April 2012. Griffith won the 1994 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album for Other Rooms. In 2008, the Americana Music Association awarded her its Americana Trailblazer Award. Lyle Lovett, who contributed backing vocals to some of "The Blue Moon Orchestra's" recordings, had won it before her. Griffith refers to her backing band as "The Blue Moon Orchestra." This reference is believed to have been drawn from both the title of one of her earliest albums, Once in a Very Blue Moon, its title selection, which reached No. 85 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1986. Current membersNanci Griffith — lead vocals, guitar Pat McInerney — percussion Maura Kennedy — vocals, guitar Pete Kennedy — guitar, vocalsPrevious band membersJ. T. Thomas — bass, she was married to singer-songwriter Eric Taylor from 1976 to 1982.
In the early 1990s, she was engaged to singer-songwriter Tom Kimmel. Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration Sony VHS Other Voices, Other Rooms Elektra Video VHS Winter Marquee Rounder/Universal DVD, One Fair Summer Evening... Plus! Universal Music & VI DVD, Music of Austin Official website Comprehensive Nanci Griffith discography 2012 Interview with Nanci Griffith
William Reese "Will" Owsley III, known professionally as Owsley, was an American singer and songwriter. His two solo albums won critical acclaim, his debut album was nominated for a Grammy Award, as was the song "Threaten Me With Heaven". Owsley was a record producer, a recording engineer, the guitarist in Amy Grant's touring band. Owsley was raised in Anniston, Alabama in a musical household, his father was the drum major of the Million Dollar Band, the marching band of the University of Alabama. Owsley attended the Blue Ridge School, he was a guitarist and singer in the Southeastern rock club band Baghdad in the mid-80's that played both covers and original work, before moving to Nashville, Tennessee in 1987. Owsley started playing guitar at age nine, he was a fan of Kiss and of Todd Rundgren, but practiced Eddie Van Halen and Steve Morse licks note-for-note. With his father's mentorship, he played snare drum in the Anniston High School marching band, whilst continuing his passion for guitar, playing in his high school jazz band and in top-40 cover bands at local venues.
When he began writing his own songs, they were more similar to the style of The Beatles. As a guitarist, he cited influences such as Chet Atkins, Jimi Hendrix and Robert Johnson. Prior to developing his own band and solo work, he was added to the band of Judson Spence, appeared in various of his videos on MTV, was part of Spence's groundbreaking Nashville showcases that landed him 14 label offers. Nashville music executive Scott Siman encouraged Owsley to pursue his own writing and performing, why he declined an offer by Amy Grant in the late 1980s to become her guitarist. Together with Millard Powers, he founded the power pop band The Semantics, which included Jody Spence and Ringo Starr's son, Zak Starkey, they were signed to Geffen Records by John Kalodner. The band recorded an album entitled Powerbill in 1993, never released in the U. S for being "too pop for alternative and too alternative for pop." It got distributed in Japan in 1996. Fine-tuning the album under the tutelage of producer and manager Peter Asher for four years taught him much about the production process and about management.
Being dropped from the label left the band members destitute and broke. Amy Grant turned out to have heard tapes of The Semantics and she contacted Owsley in 1994 to let him know how much she liked it, to ask him to join her as her guitarist on the House of Love tour. Owsley would subsequently hold the position of tour guitarist until his death, he would also co-write and record various songs with her. Through his work with producer Mutt Lange, Owsley was introduced to Shania Twain. Over the years, he would tour with her as guitarist and harmony singer, with appearances on many national television shows and awards programs. Owsley went on to work with many mainstream and Christian artists in the country genre. During the 1990s, he among others worked with Vince Gill, Michael W. Smith, Chris Rodriguez, dc Talk, the Neville Brothers, Vanessa L. Williams, Wynonna. With the money he earned working with Amy Grant and Shania Twain, he bought a house in Green Hills, Tennessee and in it built a home recording studio.
In 1998, it led to the release of his self-titled solo album distributed by Not Lame Recordings. It was co-produced by Jeff Balding. Doug Morris of Universal Music Group picked it and proposed the album to be rerecorded, but Owsley insisted that it needed to be remixed by either Tom Lord-Alge, Bob Clearmountain or Andy Wallace. Tom Lord-Alge signed on, together with J. R. McNeely; the eponymous album Owsley got re-released on March 1999 under Giant Records. Many of the songs on the album are about Anniston, where he was born and lived until he was 21, his longing to the town. With the first single off the album being "Coming Up Roses", Owsley sent the entire staff of Giant a red rose and a Valentine's Day card, expressing his hopes that things were "coming up roses" for all; the single didn't catch on, but "I'm Alright" did score a minor hit. Recorded entirely on a vintage Studer A-80 tape machine in his home studio on Hobbs Road in Nashville, Tennessee, it garnered him a Grammy Award nomination for Best Engineered Album.
The album would be labeled one of the best pop records of the 1990s. During the ensuing tour, he among others joined the Pat McGee Band and Fountains of Wayne, whose bassist Adam Schlesinger Owsley has recorded with in years. Owsley released his second album, The Hard Way, on the indie record label Lakeview Entertainment on February 24, 2004, five years after his first solo album, it was ready in 2003, but got delayed in part due to legal difficulties with his former label, Giant Records. The album had a more mature sound compared to his debut. Be With You was chosen as single, but despite some rotation on triple-A radio stations, it never reached the greater audience; the album was recorded over the span of three years, using a variety of recording formats, in his new home studio in Franklin, Tennessee and a number of studios in Tennessee. Owsley played multiple roles including that of producer, it was mixed by Paul David Hager, dedicated to Owsley's maternal grandmother, the late Alys O. Boozer.
A cover of Paul McCartney's "Band on the Run", which Owsley recorded for a 2001 tribute album, was included as a hidden track. In 2004, he entered into an agreement with UMe Digital, a new label i