Five years from 21, did I miss the train or did it never come?
– From “Five Years From 21” off the EP You Can’t Change the Man.
Greg Owens grew up in a small rural town in West Tennessee just 80 miles North of Memphis. The youngest of four siblings, Greg often spent hours making mix tapes of their CD collections. Inspired by the songs of the nineties featuring The Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, and Alice In Chains, Greg started playing guitar and writing songs at the age of 10. By 16, he was packing out local dive bars where the bartenders made a habit of over-serving, and the local meth dealer would set up shop in the bathroom. It was on that stage engulfed in cigarette smoke and the attention of the riotous bar patrons that Greg felt he had purpose. Owens much preferred this atmosphere to the football games and church activities that many of his peers participated in.