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Dollars and Dimes, the fifth studio record from Austin, Texas-based songwriter Owen Temple, is a collection of eleven songs about people making their way through hard times in the different regions of North America.
The project includes songs written by Owen Temple and co-writes with Adam Carroll, Gordy Quist (of the Band of Heathens), Scott Nolan and others.
A concept album focused on regional incarnations of continent-wide drama, Dollars and Dimes was produced by multi-instrumentalist Gabe Rhodes (Billy Joe Shaver, Kimmie Rhodes).
Produced by Gabriel Rhodes
Recorded in Austin, Texas, July 2008 and January 2009
OWEN TEMPLE – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
GABRIEL RHODES – Acoustic Guitar, High Strung Guitar, Electric Guitar, Ukelele, Pump Organ, Piano
WILL SEXTON – Bass, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
HUNT SALES – Drums, Percussion, Electric Guitar
BRIAN STANDEFER – Cello
MICHAEL THOMPSON – Piano
ADAM CARROLL – Harmonica
Praise for Owen Temple and previous projects:
"Playing off North America's regions, travel album delivers concept richly"-- Dave Hoekstra, Chicago Sun-Times
"an artful shot of reality, as told through the memory and perspective of a traveler with perhaps more questions than answers. Drawing on the current socio-economical climate, Temple has crafted an album that will remind many that story-telling can be relevant and revealing when looking into times of crisis." -- Kelly Dearmore, Twangville
"Texas born and bred singer/songwriter Owen Temple is a country artist, but like Townes Van Zandt, another Texas songwriter he's often been compared to, Temple is as much folk as country, with a finely honed lyrical sense, a wry sense of humor, and a knack for blending melancholy melodies with ingenious wordplay that can conceal as much as it reveals... his ability to deliver telling insights without resorting to clichés or obvious images marks him as an original voice." -- J. Poet, All Music Guide
• 2007 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Finalist
• 2007 B.W. Stevenson Songwriting Competition Winner – Dallas, Texas