Owen Stevenson has emerged as one of Chicago’s premier singer/songwriter, freelance musicians, music directors, and educators. He has appeared at numerous popular venues around Chicago including the Cubby Bear, Hard Rock Cafe, Goose Island Wrigleyville, Red Line Tap and Mother’s Too. Other performances have taken him from the Midwest to the East Coast including a very successful stint at The Annex in New York City. Owen has made frequent radio appearances throughout the United States and internationally on the Voice of America.
Owen was a member of acclaimed a cappella group Straight No Chaser while attending Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, where he earned a degree in vocal performance and theatre. Also at Indiana, Owen sang with America’s premier show choir, The Singing Hoosiers and toured extensively with both groups throughout the United States as well as a concert tour Greece. And IU also brought opportunities in musical theatre where Owen was musical director and performed the role of Tommy in the musical "Tommy," and was featured in the musical, "Urinetown." In 2005, Owen formed the band, True Story, a 7-piece pop/R & B group and produced its debut original CD in 2008.
After graduating from IU, Owen performed on Celebrity Cruises as a featured entertainer (Guitarist/Vocalist) for 5 years, touring North and South America, as well as the Mediterranean and Baltic. In addition to performing, Owen worked as a featured musical arranger for show bands, orchestras and a cappella groups.
Owen started singing at a very early age...try 3! In fact, Owen used to make up songs when his mom, a professional singer and actress, was taking him to kindergarten. Owen was a charter member of the Children's Chorus of Washington, which provided the opportunity for him to sing at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and an Italian tour.
In 2012, after cruise ship performances took him around the world with hundreds of musicians, Owen got his land legs back and returned to his singer/songwriter roots composing and performing creative pop music with the top musicians in Chicago, and across the country. His Edgewater EP was released in 2013 and was received with high praise and critical acclaim.