A top-notch sideman and songwriter, Jay Owens also enjoyed acclaim being a single artist. Given birth to Isaac Jerome Owens in Lake Town, Florida on Sept 6, 1947, he discovered to sing within the chapel where his mom presided as minister; at age 11, he received his first acoustic guitar, and began carrying out professionally during high school. Along with his friend Johnny Kay, Owens continued to lead some of the most significant Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg-area support bands from the 1970s and 1980s, included in this the Barons, the Funk Number as well as the Dynamites; performers he backed included Stevie Question, Al Green, O.V. Wright and Donny Hathaway. With an increase of than 100 tunes to his credit aswell, Owens created his own music group during the past due 1980s; he produced his single debut in 1993 using the Blues Spirit of Jay Owens, adopted in 1995 by Movin’ On.