Mucky Duck, Gruene, Luckenbach, Taos & Tahlequah

Posted: August 23rd, 2015. 0 Comments.

This is not a recording- we are live, ladies and gentlemen, you are live...

and it's your dog days bulletin-

Saturday night at Frio River Song Festival with Jamie and Kelley

Had a magical time with folks from all over at Frio River Song Festival a few weeks ago. Here's more pictures of this years' festivities captured by the eye and lens of our friend Dave Hensley.

Kids start school on Monday so that means we have almost made through another summer, making some good memories along the way. We played some old school classic video games. Big brother shot some video little brother being a hero. And we wrote a bunch of songs in some scenic and inspiring places.

Good things coming up in Gonzalez, at Mucky Duck in Houston (tickets here), Tavern on Main in Buda, Luckenbach, and Gruene Hall- would be great to see you there.

Also--Two great festivals coming up in September-- Michael Hearne's Big BarnDance in Taos on September 10-12 (tickets here) and Illinois River Jam in Tahlequah, Oklahoma on September 18 & 19 (tickets here). Two weekend destination festivals that give me inspiration to last the rest of the year-- highly recommended.

Hope you and yours are well- safe travels-

OT

Tour Dates
Events for August 23 - September 30
Sun
Aug 23
6:00 pm Templin Saloon
621 Saint Paul, Gonzalez, Texas
Ends @
7:30
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Summer Series at historic Templin Saloon

At the historic Templin Saloon in downtown Gonzales TX.
Owen Temple will start around 6pm. No cover charge
 
Thu
Aug 27
9:30 pm McGonigel's Mucky Duck
2425 Norfolk, Houston, Texas
Ends @
11:00
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Reservations recommended

Tickets available here

 
Sat
Aug 29
8:30 pm Tavern on Main
116 N Main St, Buda TX
Ends @
10:30
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Sun
Aug 30
4:00 pm NPD's Songwriter Sundays @ Riley's Tavern
8894 FM 1102, Hunter, Texas
Ends @
7:00
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Sat
Sep 5
1:00 pm Luckenbach Texas
412 Luckenbach Town Loop, Fredericksburg, TX
Ends @
5:00
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Owen Temple & his band
8:00 pm Private
Fredericksburg, Texas
Ends @
9:00
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Private show. To host a show or book an event, call 512.489.4094 or email booking@owentemple.com.
 
Tue
Sep 8
7:00 pm Gruene Hall
1281 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX
Ends @
11:00
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Acoustic show with Adam Carroll
 
Thu
Sep 10
7:00 pm Michael Hearne's Big BarnDance Festival
Kit Carson Park, 211 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, New Mexico
Ends @
10:00
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Fri
Sep 11
1:50 pm Michael Hearne's Big BarnDance Festival
Kit Carson Park, 211 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, New Mexico
Ends @
2:50
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Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance Music Festival is an annual tradition for music lovers and dancers not only in New Mexico, but across the southwestern United States. With a long history of one-of-a-ki…
 
Sat
Sep 12
7:00 pm Michael Hearne's Big BarnDance Festival
Kit Carson Park, 211 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, New Mexico
Ends @
10:00
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Thu
Sep 17
7:00 pm Cultural Arts Center
100 Rusk St, Mount Vernon, Texas
Ends @
9:00
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Acoustic show with Walt Wilkins
 
Fri
Sep 18
7:00 am Illinois River Jam
10298 Highway 10, Tahlequah, OK
Ends @
8:00
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Illinois River Jam VIII brings together musicians, family and friends for two days of camping and music on the Illinois River in Tahlequah, OK. The 2013 installment will be held at Paytons Place on sc…
 
Sat
Sep 19
7:00 am Illinois River Jam
10298 Highway 10, Tahlequah, OK
Ends @
8:00
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Illinois River Jam VIII brings together musicians, family and friends for two days of camping and music on the Illinois River in Tahlequah, OK. The 2013 installment will be held at Paytons Place on sc…
 
Sun
Sep 20
6:00 pm The Live Oak
1311 Lipscomb St, Fort Worth, TX
Ends @
8:00
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Acoustic show with Bobby Duncan
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Upcoming Events for October 2015
Fri Oct 9 9:00 pm Kiki's House of Righteous Music (1326 MacArthur Rd, Madison, WI) Click to add this event to your calendar
Thu Oct 15 8:00 pm Dosey Doe Music Cafe (463 FM 1488, Conroe, TX, 77384) Click to add this event to your calendar
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Geologic time scale always makes me feel young

Posted: July 15th, 2015. 0 Comments.

Summertime with kids means a desperate search for things to do to keep them occupied without burning up in the heat. So we have been in lakes, rivers, and even occasional thoroughly air-conditioned museums trying to make it through the afternoons.

I was looking at this geologic map at the Texas Memorial Museum, looking ahead to where my shows are happening in the next few weeks, and I found out that I'll be singing and playing on land that's:

 

 

 

 

You can click the image below to see a larger version or you can click here to see all the tour dates.

My gigs plotted on geologic map
 
If you ever feel old, just look at a geologic time scale and see if afterward you don't feel relatively young.
 
COLLABORATION RECORDINGS IN THE WORKS
 
In more recent news (by a few million years), Jamie Lin Wilson and I were in the studio in June, and we've got a new project in the works that you will be there first to hear about. More details coming soon!
  
Here's a view from the studio - a panoramic picture I took: that's, left to right, drummer Rick Richards, Jamie Wilson, audio engineer Carter Greeves, and producer Gabe Rhodes.
 
Panoramic view from the studio
 
Also, Jamie, Adam Carroll, Chris Carroll, Kelley Mickwee, Michael Hearne, Chuck Hawthorne and I will be playing our songs at shows over 3 days on August 6, 7 & 8 at Frio River Song Festival in Concan, Texas near Garner State Park.  
 
On Saturday, August 8, Adam Carroll and I will be hosting a morning songwriting workshop from 10am to 1pm that is open to Two Day Pass holders. Get your Two Day Passes here and more details will be sent to you via email so you can join us.

Frio River poster
 
Keep cool and safe travels y'all,
Owen
 
Upcoming Shows
 
Events for July 15 - 31
 
Sat
Jul 18
6:30 pm Outrigger
515 Commerce St, Palacios, Texas
Ends @
9:00
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Reservations recommended
Audience limited to 60 

Monthly Concert Performances
with Buffet Meal $30 at 6:30  Concert at 7:30
Send your reservation requests to wdodd@outriggergrill.com or call Wayne at…
 
Sun
Jul 19
6:00 pm Greenfest
Lone Star Floathouse, 7430 River Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78132
Ends @
8:00
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Greenfest
Exact time TBD
 
Fri
Jul 24
8:00 pm Main Street Crossing
111 W. Main St, Tomball, TX
Ends @
10:00
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Acoustic show with Adam Carroll
 
Sat
Jul 25
4:00 pm Do Good Texas Flood Relief Benefit @ Billy's Ice
1193 TX-337 Loop, New Braunfels, Texas
Ends @
5:00
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Thu
Jul 30
7:00 pm Gruene Hall
1281 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX
Ends @
11:00
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Owen Temple and the band at Gruene Hall
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Upcoming Events for August 2015
Thu Aug 6 8:00 pm Frio River Song Festival @ House Pasture Cattle Company (2 N River Rd, Concan, Texas) Click to add this event to your calendar
Fri Aug 7 8:00 pm Frio River Song Festival (2 N River Rd, Concan, Texas) Click to add this event to your calendar
Sat Aug 8 8:30 pm Frio River Song Festival @ House Pasture Cattle Company (2 N River Rd, Concan, Texas) Click to add this event to your calendar
Sun Aug 23 6:00 pm Templin Saloon (621 Saint Paul, Gonzalez, Texas) Click to add this event to your calendar
Thu Aug 27 9:30 pm McGonigel's Mucky Duck (2425 Norfolk, Houston, Texas) Click to add this event to your calendar
Sat Aug 29 8:00 pm Tavern on Main (116 N Main St, Buda TX) Click to add this event to your calendar
Sun Aug 30 4:00 pm NPD's Songwriter Sundays @ Riley's Tavern (8894 FM 1102, Hunter, Texas) Click to add this event to your calendar
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Classifying the different types of songs

Posted: June 17th, 2015. 1 Comments.

I made an attempt to put together a list of different song types or differnt kinds of songs-

I know it's incomplete, but what's missing? Let me know in the comments!

 

- How I am, my attitude, my point of view

    - Metaphor: I am like a ____, you are like a _____, we are like ____ 

- I want... / my dreams

- We're gonna have a good time

- The blues

- Love 

    - I want to find love

    - Passion - Falling in love, admiration, attraction

    - Mellow- Devotion and family

    - Heartbreak

        - early: surprised and sad

        - later:

            - wish I could fall out of love, longing, wish you would change

            - I’m over you, self confident, self righteous, angry 

- Origins / autobiography

- Hallucinogenic / dreamscape

- Advice / wisdom

- Inspirational, endurance

- Supernatural forces are at work

- Religion - faith & devotion

- End of the world

- Focus on setting

    - Report from a journey

    - I like this place

    - I like this thing

    - I hate this place, I'm leaving

- Change - things are changing / I am changing / focus on time 

- Existential / transcendental / nature / wide or close perspective

- Character portrait - told in 3rd or 2nd person

- Story - told in 3rd person

    - Murder/crime

    - Journey

    - countless other characters changing and doing actions in settings

- Poetry - linked images, symbols, metaphors with no concrete narrative

- Nonsense

- Children’s songs

- Comedy songs

    - Satiric

    - Silly

- Protest / political / message

- Instrumental, focus on melody 

- rhythmic groove driven, dance, jazz, western swing

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