James Marshall Owen | Music

I play a lot of music. Check out Surly Gates and JMO and The Humans live in Austin, and listen here to some of my recorded work.

Below is a perpetually incomplete listing of albums and songs on which I’ve had the privilege of working over the last several years! They span a variety of styles, and my roles have included arranger, producer, session instrumentalist, songwriter, vocalist, and more. Wherever possible, I’ve included links to listen/download, and will continue to update.

I’m available for arrangement, composition, production, and live/studio session work on guitar, bass, keyboards, and vocals. Just drop me a line!

Stephen Murray – The Backlot Sessions

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Recorded: November 2013, Greensboro, NC
Released: February 2014
Role: Lead guitar on Sweet Stephanie

JMO & West – No Scene to Steal

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Recorded: May-July 2013, Greensboro, NC and Austin, TX
Released: December 2013
Role: Songwriter, lead vocal, guitar, bass

Tumblewolf – Summer Sampler 2013

Recorded: February-June 2013, Austin, TX
Role: Bass, keyboards, guitar, harmony vocals

Harry – Eat Worms

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Recorded: 2011-2013, Greensboro, NC
Released: January 2013
Role: Guitar and backing vocals on Eat Worms and Blood and Tweed

Mat Masterson – Booze Mountain

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Recorded: 2011-2012, Greensboro, NC and Austin, TX
Released: November 2012
Role: Lead guitar

Jack Carter and the Armory – Anthropomorphic Transfiguration

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Recorded: 2011-2012, Greensboro, NC
Released: September 2012
Role: Guitar, backing vocals

Elkbellows – Master None

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Recorded: 2010-2011, Greensboro, NC
Released: September 2011
Role: Vocals on Where Did The World Go and Parting Glass

Very Bad Wizard – Speak Up

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Recorded: May 2011, Austin, TX
Released: August 2011
Role: Songwriter, lead vocal, guitar, bass

James Marshall Owen – Gate City Get Up

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Recorded: 2008-2010, Greensboro, NC
Released: October 2010
Role: Songwriter, lead vocal, guitar, bass, keys, drums, production

The Leeves

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Recorded: Summer 2010, Greensboro, NC
Released: November 2010
Role: Lead guitar on Past is Past

The Goodbye House – Little EP

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Recorded: December 2009, Greensboro, NC
Role: Songwriter, lead & backing vocals, guitar, production

Holy Ghost Tent Revival – Family

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Recorded: 2009, Carrboro, NC
Released: September 2009
Role: Lead guitar and backing vocals on Get Over Yourself and Cardinal Directions

Subterranean Bums – Cloak and Dagger, Voice and Brain

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Recorded: February-April 2009, Greensboro, NC
Released: May 2009
Role: Arrangement, backing vocals, banjo, bass, keys, guitar, recording & production

Eating The Invaders – Live at the Dotmatrix Project

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Recorded: May 2009, Greensboro, NC
Released: September 2010
Role: Lead and backing vocals, bass, guitar

Subterranean Bums – Live at the Dotmatrix Project

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Recorded: May 2009, Greensboro, NC
Released: September 2010
Role: Backing vocals, banjo, guitar

Eating The Invaders – Elbows Up

Recorded: 2008-2009, Greensboro, NC
Role: Arrangement, lead & backing vocals, bass, guitar, recording & production

The Leeves – Live at the Dotmatrix Project

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Recorded: December 2008, Greensboro, NC
Released: June 2009
Role: Lead guitar on The Germ, Past is Past, Young Girl

Project Tritium – Live at the Dotmatrix Project

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Recorded: August 2008, Greensboro, NC
Released: September 2008
Role: Songwriter, lead vocals, guitar

Subterranean Bums

Recorded: April-May 2008, High Point, NC
Role: Arrangement, backing vocals, banjo, bass, keys, guitar, drums, recording & production

Project Tritium – Blue For Now

Recorded: March 2008, High Point, NC
Role: Songwriter, lead vocals, guitar, recording & production

Narcissistics Anonymous (707)

Recorded: Spring 2007, High Point, NC
Role: Songwriter, lead vocals, guitar, bass, recording & production