“We’ve been playing since we were small kids,” said Cartersville musician Randy Owens, referring to himself and his brother, Billy, who makes up the other half of The Owens Brothers duo. “There’s music in my family [background], so we’ve always sat around and played and sang and sang harmony together.
“... We do original music,” he said, adding they both sing and play guitar. “We write a style that’s kind of retro-pop ’60ish music and we also write more traditional country. As far as performing, when we perform out [at] different places, we’re known for performing top hits from the ’50s to the ’90s. We have a huge catalogue of songs and we take requests and we just play all kinds of [songs] from all those eras and those decades.”
He continued, “... [During the Patriotic Music Show], we’re going to be doing our originals but also we are mixing in traditional, patriotic songs that people can sing along with that they’ll recognize. [We wanted to present a patriotic show] because we’re very patriotic people. We believe that freedom is not free and that we pay a price for it. We love our country and what better time to celebrate that than Fourth of July weekend. So we’re really excited about it.”
Along with The Owens Brothers, the presentation also will highlight the music of Smith, which Randy Owens said, “will fit in perfectly with this show.”
According to Smith’s biography penned by Nicole Banister on www.michaelcsmithmusic.com, “Michael C. Smith is a songwriter’s songwriter, creating lyrically-driven slices of the American experience uniquely rooted in the veins of each great vision of wanderlust that has come before him. Whether you hear Dylan, Waits, Williams or Cash when you listen to his work, you will pick out the pieces of the country that you know, feel its history under your feet and know the goodness of music crafted with heart and soul.”
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance through The Pumphouse Players’ website, www.pumphouseplayers.com. For more information, visit the website or call 770-387-2610.