Owen Steel was raised between a farmhouse in rural Prince Edward Island and a rambling, Seaside Inn in small town New Brunswick - the latter of which hosted an array of roots music royalty during his upbringing, who instilled within him an interest in songwriting.
Since 2009, Owen has written and released various folk / garage sounds under his own name, as well as with such acts as The Belle Comedians, Mike Trask, Dana Sipos, and Motherhood. He has toured from Newfoundland to the Yukon, Texas to Sweden and points in between, appearing at major folk festivals, obscure freak festivals, basement bars, soft seater theatres, pizza joints, street corners and more! By thumb, boat, band van and train, Steel has made his way under the radar and into the ears of a small but mighty group of loyal listeners.
In the winter of 2020, Owen was invited to be the Dawson City Music Festival (Yukon) songwriter-in-residence, an opportunity which is offered to a singular Canadian artist once a year. With the pandemic altering the world shortly thereafter he - like so many others - shifted gears and took a step back from music, opting instead to try his hand at running a small antique shop in New Brunswick, where he is currently based.
2023 will see Owen slowly stepping back into his element as a live performer. Currently wrapping up recording sessions with Fredericton Psycho-boogie master Keith Hallett at the helm, Owen’s third full length album is set to arrive mid 2024!