Owen is an young Bluegrass musician from The Netherlands, a friend of his dad introduced him to Bluegrass music, he never let go after that. Short after the exposure to Bluegrass music he decided to learn an instrument, his choice fell on the Dobro, also known as the Resophonic Guitar. After a few years of practice and touching the boundaries of the Bluegrass world in The Netherlands Owen decided to move to the United States to pursue a study in Bluegrass, Old Time & County music studies at the East Tennessee State University in Johnson City in the East Tennessee area which is known for its high concentration of Bluegrass music and musicians.
Owen was also an recipient of the Public Performance Scholarship from the East Tennessee State University. The following video is a small documentary about Owen, it tells his story and why he decided to move to East Tennessee. With this video Owen conquered the Public Performance Scholarship from the East Tennessee State University.