Will Owen Gage will perform at the Lion’s Den in the Floyd and Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center at Schreiner University on Wednesday, Oct 3, for the 2018-19 Texas Music Coffeehouse series. The concert starts at 7 p.m. and is free to the public.
His love for the Blues and American Roots Music began at a young age. His uncle gave him a copy of "The Vaughan Brothers: Family Style" and he was hooked. He got his first SRV album shortly after and was off into the world of Blues. His list of influences includes: Albert King, Howlin' Wolf, Hound Dog Taylor, Elmore James, Lightnin' Hopkins, Lightnin' Slim, Albert Collins, Otis Rush, Little Walter, Willie Dixon, and many more.
When he was 22, he traveled to France to play with "Mitch Webb & The Swindles” at the Crappone Country Rendezvous Festival. It was there he met the great-nephew of Texas Country Legend Ernest Tubb. He joined the band and began touring the USA and Europe with Lucky Tubb and the Modern Day Troubadours.
In 2013 he released his first self-produced album "Travelin' Man" and proceeded to play across Texas and the Continental U.S.
Currently, Gage is performing full time with legendary Texas rockabilly group Two Tons Of Steel, touring throughout Texas, the Mid-West US and Europe. Will continues to write, record, perform and sit in with many notable seasoned musicians in the San Antonio area.
The Texas Music Coffeehouse series is sponsored by the Schreiner University Department of English and World Languages, 94.3 Rev FM and 103.7 FM The Buck.
For more information about the Texas Music Coffeehouse series, contact Dr. Kathleen Hudson, director of Texas Heritage and professor of English at Schreiner, at email@example.com or phone 830-792-7409.