DJ Hairy Larry Presents Angie Owens Singing Serena’s Song

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DJ Hairy Larry Presents Angie Owens Singing Serena’s Song
From The Archives Of Something Blue 2024-06-09

Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear the coordinator of the Songwriter’s Workshop display her craft.

Angie Owens ran the Songwriter’s Workshop for many years. For a while there she held it at my Blues Alley jukehouse and I attended those sessions regularly and benefited from her lessons and from the song sharing. I wrote the song “Think I’ll Lay Around The House Today” over a couple of the workshops and it quickly became a requested favorite.

Then later when she was at The Edge Coffeehouse I started attending again, enjoying the workshop and the company of my friends in music, John Spencer and Paul Nunis.

She taught me the meaning of the word prosody and I’ll never forget the time when she covered the most common song structures and John Spencer and I would come up with hit songs for each structure. If this sounds a bit technical it’s because songwriting is a craft with it’s own vocabulary and that is what Angie Owens taught at her workshop.

The song I selected to play today is one that Vivian would request. Both Vivian and Angie had daughters later in life. Vivian sometimes wrote about Megan when she worked with her at The Times Dispatch and Angie wrote a song about Serena.

If you’ve raised a family you know there’s nothing easy about it and many young parents worry about whether they’re doing it right. Now you can’t stop a mother from worrying but when you have a child later in life after you’ve already raised a few you can spend a little more time enjoying yourself and a little less time worrying.

And you can focus on the most important part of family life, love.

Ok now, I’ve said it as well as I could but not nearly as well as Angie does in her song.

Here’s Angie Owens singing “Serena’s Smile”.

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And that’s Angie Owens singing “Serena’s Smile” from her album “Break The Chain”. Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00, to hear more songs from Angie and more Northeast Arkansas songwriters, John Spencer, Paul Nunis, Hairy Larry, and George.

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