I’m going to blame a hectic month at my day job for the fact I totally slept on the release of a new album by Christopher Owens. For those like me who missed it you shouldn’t be too ashamed because the surprise album was dropped without the usual lathering roll out. However, if you do feel some lingering shame due to this oversight, the best cure would be to check out Owens when he swings through our nation’s capital this Friday, June 19th at the Rock and Roll hotel. Owens is one of the most gifted songwriters of our time as he somehow achieves a haunting intimacy through dives into the most universal themes. Live, the experience of his music is even more emotionally intense and thrilling. Tickets can be hunted down here.