Will Owsley, known professionally as simply Owsley, is an American singer-songwriter, who has worked as the guitarist in Amy Grant's touring band, but whose own albums have won critical acclaim and one Grammy Award nomination. He is also a recording engineer and record producer. He passed away on April 30, 2010.
Owsley was raised in Anniston, Alabama, in a musical household. His father was a drummer in a marching band; namely, the Million Dollar Band at the University of Alabama. His mother was a singer and a singing instructor, his sister was a classically trained pianist, and his brother was a rock guitarist. Owsley himself played guitar from an early age. He was a fan of Kiss and member of the kiss army.and was also fan of Todd Rundgren, but mostly practiced Eddie Van Halen licks note-for-note. With his father's mentorship, he played snare drum in his high school marching band, but he also continued his passion for guitar, playing in a jazz and top-40 cover band at local venues. Later, when he began writing his own songs, they were more similar to the style of The Beatles. As a guitarist, he also cites influences such as Chet Atkins and Robert Johnson.
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