Michelle Owens

Another wunderkind at the ripe old age of 18, Toronto based Michelle Owen is already making her mark on the Canadian music industry. You would never have guessed she was the tender age of 18 if I hadn't told you as her work is quite mature. Don't you dare lump her into the already expansive female singer/songwriter category, but she certainly isn't a teen idol either. For her debut CD she has engaged the help of some the best musicians in Ontario. Guitar players on the album include Sean Ashby (Sarah MacLachlan) and Russell Broom (Jann Arden), drummers include Davide Direnzo (The Art of Time) and Lyle Molzan (Jann Arden) and finally bassist Marc Rogers (Holly Cole). The use of real instruments (not always a given nowadays) shows that this is an artist who is interested in doing things the right way. Nothing generic or computer-generated to be found here. Move on if that is what you are looking for. The only place that her age becomes apparent is in the energy of the ten songs. She brings a hell of a lot of it to each one. Her vocals range from fiery to soulful as her voice is strong and filled with passion.

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