Ephraim Owens (Photo by David Brendan Hall)


2016-2017 Winner of Best Horn Player

We caught up with Ephraim Owens, the 2016-2017 Winner of Best Horn Player, when he’s not on the road with Tedeschi Trucks Band to hear what he has to say about the Austin Music Awards and the local music scene. The Austin Chronicle featured Owens as their cover storysoon after this AMA win…dig into it to learn more about this constant Austin + jazz favorite

What’s the best part of winning an AMA?

I’d have to say that being chosen in such an event, amongst the numerous talents that’s within the city is amazing, and I’m honored and love this city!

What do you wish for the Austin music scene?

Better paying gigs, parking, free parking for musicians, green rooms.

What project/s are you currently working on?

“The Ephraim Owens Experience” and “The Tedeschi Trucks Band”

Who are your local musical influences?

Well, where do I start? Too many to fit!

On the record but off topic – what’s your favorite taco in Austin?

Polvo’s breakfast taco with bacon/sausage, egg, cheese, potato, spinach, and mushroom.


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