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Australian blues artist Owen Campbell to collaborate with legendary producer Mark Opitz
Killer Bee Group's artist and iTunes Blues chart topper, Owen Campbell, to work with Mark Opitz on his sophomore album for release in early 2013
Hot on the heels of announcing his forthcoming US live debut at the Hotel Café in Hollywood on February 4, 2013, Campbell, the talented singer/songwriter described in Ireland paper Argus News as “one of the world’s most talented slide guitar players”, has also been invited to support another Aussie legend, Diesel, on his regional tour in Victoria and New South Wales next month.
Campbell enjoyed extraordinary success in 2012, with his debut album titled “Sunshine Road” spending over ten months in the Australian iTunes Blues Charts, twice reaching the No. 1 position and achieving Top 10 status in the ARIA charts as well as No. 1 on the iTunes Top Album Chart in Australia.
Extensive international touring – including a performance at the Himalayan Blues Festival in Katmandu – has seen the former street performer and “Australia’
Entering the studio with Mark Opitz will see him join the likes of AC/DC, The Divinyls, INXS, KISS, Lenny Kravitz, Ray Charles, The Beach Boys, Hoodoo Gurus, Cold Chisel, Australian Crawl and dozens more massively successful acts with whom the Australian-based, international hit producer has collaborated.
It was a bit of luck and self motivation according to Campbell. He says, "Another guitarist mentioned Mark Opitz to me and knowing that he has worked with two of my favorite artists - ACDC and Ray Charles - I sent him my demos and he got on board.”
Mark Opitz says, “Owen Campbell is the real deal. As soon as I heard the material he sent me I was convinced. I’m really looking forward to working with such a great young talent.”
The yet to be titled album will be released in the first half of 2013, followed by a busy year of touring.
See the chart topping hit "Sunshine Road" from Owen Campbell's independently released album of the same name, http://www.youtube.com/
For more: http://www.OwenCampbell.com.au
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