About Owen Temple
Approximately 5,200 years after the invention of writing in Mesopotamia, and 18 years after my birth in Kerrville, Texas, I started writing songs about remarkable people and places that I wanted to remember. Because no one else knew the songs, I started singing them myself at a bar in Austin, Texas on Tuesday nights.
Through music, I kept meeting interesting people, and through writing and singing songs about them, I have had the opportunity to travel around the North American continent and also around Europe. When no interesting people are around, I make up songs and stories about interesting people that I imagine.
But there have been plenty of fascinating people around me during the years I have lived in Mountain Home, Houston, Dallas, New York, Madison, Wisconsin, and now again, since 2007, Austin.
Over the years, I have recorded the songs and offered them for sale, as albums, 6 different times. In September of 2013, I offered the latest collection of songs - called 'Stories They Tell' - to the public in exchange for money and attention.
The eleven new songs add up to a retrospective, big picture look at what humans have been doing over the last 10,000 years. Making tools and stuff, forming relationships based on power, money, sex, and/or love, and, most importantly, telling stories of how it all went down.