Watch It Shine – 2nd Single from Rings on a Tree

On Friday, June 9, we will release the second single from the upcoming album (pre-order album here). The song – Watch It Shine – was written by Walt Wilkins and me. I think it might be described as a transcendental road song or maybe it’s a love song to the sun… Whatever it is, I […]

Owen Temple Show Clip – April 28, 2023

Folks who pre-order the upcoming album Rings on a Tree will receive invitations to view 3 new full episodes of The Owen Temple Show, including interviews with special musical guests, brought to you by Collection Agency Films and Sizzlean. The new full episodes will be released this summer. Everyone who has already pre-ordered the album – thank you! – […]

The Song of Us – First Single from the Upcoming Album

“The Song of Us” is the lead single from a new upcoming album “Rings on a Tree” – the ninth studio album from Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter – to be released in September 2023. For this song, Owen Temple teamed up with producer Gordy Quist (of The Band of Heathens) to record at The Finishing School […]

New Album Coming in 2023: Rings on a Tree Rings on a Tree (click to preorder) A new album of 15 songs written by Owen Temple and friends will be officially released on September 26. It was produced by Gordy Quist and recorded in Austin, Texas at The Finishing School.  “I am releasing my first batch of new songs in a long while. I’m […]

Larry Campbell Interview on his years with Bob Dylan

Ray Padgett on his Flagging Down the Double E’s blog posted an interview with Larry Campbell discussing his years in Bob Dylan’s band. There were some truly great performances mentioned by Larry that were featured on part 2 of this interview– Two videos are posted here in the hopes you enjoy them as I did: […]

Food choices as knobs on vintage audio gear

Do you prefer to think about your daily nutrition choices as vintage audio gear? From my reading of Greger and Ornish, it looks like optimal health happens when you turn as many of these knobs to the right as you can. Go for more fiber, more greens, more whole foods (versus processed foods), more plant-based […]

Classic Jazz Album Playlist

Greg Thomas of the Jazz Leadership Project posted a list of his 25 favorite jazz albums. I enjoy jazz, but I know I have huge gaps in my familiarity with jazz music. So I’ve been listening to all the songs on these albums as a project in 2023, and I created a Spotify playlist of […]

Songfarmer Book released as paperpack and Kindle editions

After many long conversations about songwriting over the years, Gordy Quist and I emptied our pockets of all the songwriting tricks we used and put together a book. Mainly, we wrote down all the ways we got unstuck and dealt with the dreaded blank page. We also noted all the strategies we used – and […]