Charlie Owen, born in Birmingham, Alabama was raised in Washington, D.C. where he satisfied his early musical thirst playing trumpet first in elementary school then in the high school marching band and orchestra.
In his twenties, Charlie was a member of the house band at the Stardust Lounge in Waldorf, MD, playing dance sets between national act shows with The Everly Brothers, Dennis Yost & The Classics Four, Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge, Barbara Mandrell and others.
1981 found Charlie in the San Francisco Bay area and it was not too long before he was fronting a great R&B outfit, The Dynatones, touring nationally. During his tenure in the Dynatones the band opened for James Brown, Etta James, Roomful of Blues, Bonnie Bramlett, The Drifters and others.
Now, based in Maryland he has released a fine CD “Worth The Wait” featuring many of San Francisco Bay Area’s finest sidemen, who provide a perfect foundation for the soul of this fine singer.