Musician Of The Week

John Owens

Fourth-year communications major

Levittown, N.Y.

What’s your instrument of choice and why?

My voice because I can do with it what I want. 

What are you involved with musically?

I’m in a band called The Other Brothers and I sing vocals for other bands and artists. I’m also working on an R&B project with local DJ BB Boof.

Who are your biggest influences?

Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, John Legend, Frank Ocean, Cab Calloway, Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye.

Who have you been listening to lately?

Ginuwine, Aaliyah, Phantogram, James Blake and Disclosure.  

What’s your plan for the future?

I plan to graduate and take it from there, but I can promise big “thangs.”

Any advice for aspiring musicians?

You do you.