Owen Poteat

One Man Band from Greensboro, NC - Will travel up to 300 miles
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$250 - $2500 per event
A FEW THINGS ABOUT ME THAT MIGHT HELP YOU DECIDE TO CHOOSE ME FOR YOUR MUSIC:

CROWD FAVORITE- Let's face it... it's not very often you or your customers run into a guy who can comfortably perform 100% live music with as many as 7 instruments happening simultaneously... all in perfect rhythm and all tastefully played. People are always amazed. There aren't many like me around and that tends to be a good thing. I'm not your usual guy with a guitar singing radio songs. I prefer to be transparent and live without all the backing tracks, pseudo karaoke or even looping stations. There's an honesty to my music and presentation that sits well with those listening. My shows usually start out casual but by the 2nd set end up in concert mode. I have a reputation of making parties and events memorable and fun.

PROFESSIONAL- I've been doing this for many years now. I show up early and stay late. I hardly take any breaks. I don't drink while performing because it's hard enough to do 7 individual instruments at a time without drinking. I understand that I work for you for that event and I leave my ego at home every time I walk in to play somewhere. In short I try to represent you the way you would represent you. I go from song to song only stop every now and then to engage the crowd... I personally don't like seeing bands that talk to the crowd for a long time between songs and I try not to do that. I don't sit for minutes trying to figure out what to play next. My show well planned and is polished and professional... enough so that during the last few years I shared the stage with the likes of Tommy Castro, Sean Costello, Delbert McClinton and Edwin McCain. Even though it may be a smaller stage I bring the same professionalism and preparation to every show.

VOLUME- My combination of vintage analog and modern digital equipment allows me to feel comfortable performing at any volume needed. Not too loud but full sounding is what I shoot for. I can adjust volumes from anywhere in the venue for your event and if provided, can easily connect to your venue's sound system and/or sound engineer. If not, I bring with me enough sound equipment to easily sound great for rooms as large as 500 or more. And since you know your guests and your needs better than anyone, my feelings are never hurt if you say turn it down a little or even if you say turn it up.

MUSIC I PLAY- I tend to lean towards Bluesy/Americana song selections for venue performances, but also keep current with latest country and pop hits that I feel I can cover without it seeming to be too much of a stretch for my style. I've recently added songs such as Buy Me A Boat, Hello, Beer Can Chicken which are always crowd favorites almost anywhere I go. I love doing songs by guys like JJ Grey and MOFRO, Ray Wylie Hubbard and The Wood Brothers, but I'm just as comfortable covering a song by John Mayer, Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffett or even Adele. I can also pull from over 1,500 songs on my list so I have enough songs of just about any genre to match your crowds tastes. That said, I will mix in songs that I do every night that folks may or may not know because I do them flawlessly and they just fit me. I've written over 400 songs in my career and I usually do a few from the most recent CDs at each show too, many times because I'm requested to do so. I also gladly take requests at most of my shows.

RECENT SET LIST:
Lights of Cheyenne - James McMurtry
Out Here In the Middle - James McMurtry
Sweet Pea - Amos Lee
A Little Bit Of Rain - Amos Lee
The Boxer - Simon & Garfunkel
Keep It Simple - Keb Mo
Born on a Bayou - CCR
Cabbage Town - Shawn Mullins
Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone - Bill Withers
What Are We Fighting For - Tyrone Wells
Lie To Me - Jonny Lang
Big Cheeseburgers - Blaze Foley
Three days straight - Ray Wylie Hubbard
Double Wide Blues - Todd Snider
T Bone Shuffle - Albert Collins
Snake Farm - Ray Wylie Hubbard
Her Mind Is Gone - Tab Benoit
Old Love - Eric Clapton
Tore Down - Eric Clapton
I Was Born To Sing The Blues - Owen Poteat
Nothing Takes The Place Of You - Tab Benoit
Love the One You're With - Crosby Stills Nash and Young
Black Water - Doobie Brothers
Home - Lumineers
I Don't Want To Lose You Yet - Steve Earle
SOUTHERN ACCENTS - Tom Petty
Breakfast in Hell - Slaid Cleaves
Diamonds That'll Shutter Up - Owen Poteat
My Bucket's Got a Hole in It - Hank Williams
Dear John - John Prine
Another Day Another Dollar - Chris Knight
BRIDAL ON A BULL - CHRIS KNIGHT
Hey Good Looking - Hank Williams
METHAMPHETAMINE - Old Crow Medicine Band
Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Band
Killing Floor - Howlin Wolf
Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Bad Day - Taj Mahal
God Trying to Get Your Attention - Keb Mo
No Kinda Dancer - Robert Earl Keen
There Is Love In This Place - Owen Poteat
Good Life - James McMurtry
Buckin Song - Robert Earl Keen
Long Way From Tupelo - Paul Thorn

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2012 - Top One Man Band
2011 - Top Singer
2010 - Top Singer
2009 - Top One Man Band
2008 - Top Blues Singer
2007 - Top Singer

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Everyone is still raving about how awesome Owen was at our wedding! He played a FANTASTIC show. He arrived very early to set up in 3 locations and played our entire wedding LIVE from soft acoustics for the prelude & ceremony, to the first dances, and all throughout the reception. He had our dance floor FILLED! We still have people going out of their way to tell us it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to, and we have Owen to thank for that! TRUST him completely -- he has a great process, and get ready to have the most amazing wedding ever because of him! My venue coordinators were so impressed they’re calling him for their future weddings! Owen is the best!

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I hired Owen to play during my wedding ceremony even though the venue had piped in music available. I am so happy I did. He arrived early, was set up and ready to go even before half of the wedding party. The venue included a DJ service for the reception but I had Owen cover before, during the ceremony & cocktail hour. He was so inntuitive during the parts of the ceremony I reguested he play. I got huge praise for having chosen him. People loved lt. "Man, I could have just listened to him all night" was repeated to me many many times. He added so much to the whole evening and walking down the aisle to his music is part of my wedding I will never forget.

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Owen was fantastic! He was a pleasure to work with and really listened to our music requests. He provided music for both our beach ceremony and the reception. He is not only a very talented musician but was interactive and fun with the crowd. Guests all loved him and were all extremely impressed with his music! He made our wedding truly amazing! I would highly recommend him. You will not be disappointed!

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3 Little Birds
Bob Marley
5 O'Clock Somewhere
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50-50 Blues
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A Mother's Song
Anthony W. Carter
A Song For Mama
Boyz II Men
A Woman Like You
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Please note Owen Poteat will also travel to Burlington, Graham, Sedalia, Whitsett, Elon College, Gibsonville, Haw River, Snow Camp, Altamahaw, Alamance, Julian, Mebane, Mc Leansville, Reidsville, Liberty, Wentworth, Climax, Swepsonville, Efland, Pleasant Garden, Browns Summit, Staley, Cedar Grove, Franklinville, Hillsborough, Siler City, Chapel Hill, Prospect Hill, Randleman, Carrboro.
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