Dawson City Music Festival Residency
Owen Steel was raised between a farmhouse in rural Prince Edward Island and a seaside hostel in small-town New Brunswick. Since 2008 Owen has toured from coast to coast, from Texas (SXSW) to Tennessee (Folk Alliance) to Sweden, France and points in between. From folk festivals to freak festivals; basement bars to revered soft seat theatres; by thumb, boat, van and train; in the process making his way under the radar and into the ears of a small yet mighty group of supporters.
Owen will spend the month of January in the historic Macaulay House, where he will work on an EP set to accompany an original comic/zine publication as well as on soundscapes for a documentary. Owen plans to connect and share with the community through non-traditional Songwriting mentorship by exploring free-writing, instrumental soundscapes, layering, and how these techniques can aid writer’s block and act as a form of sound therapy.
Stay tuned for the opening act!
Thank you to our partners, Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC) Parks Canada and North Klondyke Highway Music Society.