Joshua Ray Walker plays at 8 p.m.
Garrett Owen opens the show at 7 p.m.
Folk-tinged finger-picking, synth-infused verses, and anthemic pop choruses
Texas-born Garrett Owen had a musical awakening at age 14 that manifested as an intense desire to learn guitar and play music. Owen’s earliest memories involve frequent trips across the Serengeti and backyard wildlife that most only experience at our local zoos. The son of church-building missionaries, he grew up in Tanzania and Kenya with vast clear skies above him. After leaving Africa, the family completed a stint in Ecuador before Owen’s parents moved the family back to Texas. Life as he knew it became a difficult endeavor rimmed with the sharp edges of reality in an unfamiliar place. However, Owen’s decision to step up to the mic at a songwriters’ night in Fort Worth reminded him that pursuing music was his destiny. The award-winning artist, who calls to mind legends like Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, and Jesse Winchester, released his second full-length album, Quiet Lives, last September. The diverse 10-track collection delves into an experimental musical territory as Owen toyed with complex chord changes, melodic dissonance, and intriguing storylines. It’s a blend of folk-tinged finger-picking, synth-infused verses, and anthemic pop choruses that illustrate the juxtaposition of old and new.
Join us on the lawn!
This concert is free! Open seating is available on the lawn. Please bring blankets and lawn chairs. You also can bring your own food and coolers with beverages, including alcohol, but no glass containers, please. Parking is free. For directions to the Levitt, please see Directions & Parking.