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HONKY TONK CLOWN CD RELEASE PARTY 2/26 AT THE OLD BOWIE TOWN GRILLE! 

We've done did it again! Our NEW Album entitled "Honky Town Clown" is finally ready for release and I'm very pleased to announce and invite you to our CD Release Party at the Old Bowie Town Grille on Friday, February 26th at 8pm (Free Show)! This album was recorded live back in August (at the Old Bowie Town Grille) and is very diverse with 15 all new original songs (one written by my pal Marv Offutt) and 10 commentary tracks! Reservations are recommended for this very special event. Stay tuned for further details, but you know this is gonna be a HUGE Party and we'd love for you to be there! 

UPDATE: We will have the full Retro Deluxe Band on hand for the CD Release featuring Joseph Francis Goltz (Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals), Mike Guerrieri (Guitar, Backing Vocals), Miles Long (Upright & Electric Bass, Backing Vocals), Mike Mautino (Drums) including David Gorozdos (Keyboards, Vocals) and Special Guests Seth Kibel, Joseph Brotherton and Michelle Murray!!!!!!! 

"This album was recorded live at the Historic Old Bowie Town Grille (Bowie, MD) over the weekend of August 14th and 15th of 2015 in front of a live audience. The audience was asked to hold their enthusiasm until each take was complete and alcohol was added to loosen things up. We are a live show band and wanted this album to capture what it’s like to experience one of our shows. A number of special commentary tracks were included because you never know what’s going to happen in between songs. We laugh, we cry, we drink, we carry on, we tell stupid jokes and we love all of our friends and family who support us at our shows and online. Thanks so much to everyone who came out and participated in this very special live recording! It’s all about the love! 



Yours truly, 

Bobby Joe Owens" 

Some of the best musicians and engineers from across the region participated in this project and we're all very proud of the results! 

Bobby Joe Owens, Lead Vocals 
Joe Goltz, Lead Electric Guitar, Harmonica, Backing Vocals  
Mike Guerrieri, Electric Guitar Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals  
Miles Long, Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Backing Vocals  
David Gorozdos, Keyboards 
Mike Mautino, Drums 
Seth Kibel, Saxaphone 
Joe Brotherton, Trumpet 
Michelle Murray, Duo Lead Vocals (Always Faithful) 

Produced by Bobby Joe Owens 

Music Arrangements by Retro Deluxe 

Horn Arrangements by Seth Kibel 

Recorded Live by Seth Donaldson at the Historic Old Bowie Town Grille (Bowie, MD) 

Engineered at Cabbage Run Records (Frederick, MD) by David Gorozdos 

Mastered by Chae Ham, Prodigy-Audible (Bowie, MD)

NEW ALBUM "HONKY TONK CLOWN" COMING FEBRUARY 26, 2016! 

He’s done clowning around! The larger-than-life Bobby Joe Owens has done it again with his new release, Honky Tonk Clown! Honky Tonk Clown was recorded live at the Historic Old Bowie Town Grille (Bowie, MD) with his band Retro Deluxe and includes 15 all new, original songs with all but one penned by his alter ego Robert J. Thompson and 10 playful commentary tracks from the live recording session. The songs range from traditional country, outlaw country, rockabilly, blues, hippy rock to gospel and each listener will find his or her favorites out of this diverse collection. 

“This album was recorded live at the Historic Old Bowie Town Grille (Bowie, MD) over the weekend of August 14th and 15th of 2015 in front of a live audience. The audience was asked to hold their enthusiasm until each take was complete and alcohol was added to loosen things up. We are a live show band and wanted this album to capture what it’s like to experience one of our shows. A number of special commentary tracks were included because you never know what’s going to happen in between songs. We laugh, we cry, we drink, we carry on, we tell stupid jokes and we love all of our friends and family who support us at our shows and online. Thanks so much to everyone who came out and participated in this very special live recording! It’s all about the love! 

Yours truly, 

Bobby Joe Owens” 

The live recording included regular Retro Deluxe band members Joe Goltz (Lead Guitar, Harmonica, Backing Vocals), Mike Guerrieri (Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Back Vocals), Miles Long (Upright & Electric Bass, Backing Vocals), Mike Mautino (Drums), David Gorozdos (Keyboards) and special guests Seth Kibel (Saxaphone), Joe Brotherton (Trumpet) and Michelle Murray (Vocals on Always Faithful). 

Bobby Joe Owens and Retro Deluxe’s Honky Tonk Clown is a diverse mix of high energy, feel good honky tonk music that you will surely love! Please give it a listen and start spreading the love!

LIQUOR, LOVE & LAUGHTER NOW AVAILABLE! 

From the warped mind of Bobby Joe Owens comes another frolicking collection of traditional and outlaw country music recorded at the historic Cash Cabin Studios in Hendersonville, TN and Prodigy-Audible in Bowie, MD. “Liquor, Love & Laughter” lives up to its name with thirteen (13) new original tracks describing real life and fictional experiences involving drinking, love, lost love and life lessons including a couple of catchy tunes about technology and social media. LL&L is co-produced by Grammy Award Winning Engineer Chuck Turner and includes appearances by Grammy Award Winner Billy Earheart (Amazing Rhythm Aces, Hank Williams, Jr., etc.) and Sarah Peasall (Peasall Sisters, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?). This album has something for everyone and is a fine listen for those who appreciate vintage sounding country music with a modern spin.

"PLEASE RISE" ALBUM REVIEW BY GRAHAME RHODES! 

"Here is a fine solo debut from the larger-than-life Bobby Joe Owens (aka Robert J. Thompson), hailing from Bowie, Maryland, the vocalist with blues band Retro Deluxe, whose latest album, “Watermelon Tea” was given a firm ‘thumbs-up’. The blues are left to the band recordings here, as Owens tackles 12 songs in very much country territory . . . all self-penned bar one." Continued....

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