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Deacons of Soul

Treat your girlfriend to an early Valentine present to see Brian Owns and his band Deacons of Soul February 9 at the Governors State University Center for the Performing Arts and stay at the nearby and affordable Motel 6 Chicago Hotel in Alsip!

Hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as a “vibrant soul singer,” Brian Owens and his band Deacons of Soul bring heart and soul to your Valentine’s celebration. Drawing inspiration from legends Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield, and Marvin Gaye, this Ferguson-native, knows how to spread his love of soul music. Brian, and his father Thomas Owens rendition of Sam Cooke’s classic, “A Change is Gonna Come” went viral on YouTube and was seen by over 4 million people. A versatile performer, his latest album, Soul of Cash (2017) features Brian performing songs made famous by country music icon Johnny Cash.

It has been said that if you’re going to make an album of iconic songs (covers) that you should do something different with the songs to make them stand out. Taking a page out of Bettye LaVette’s book, Brian Owens and his band Deacon of Souls brings out the soul in many classic Johnny Cash songs with Soul of Cash. Brian Owens opens up with “Ring of Fire” and blends that song into “Folsom Prison Blues” and then “Walk The Line,” bringing singularly fresh interpretations of these well-known classics, no small feat these days.

Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway in University Park, Illinois. For tickets to see Brian Owens and his band Deacon of Souls, go online to All_Events_by_Date/Brian_Owens_presents_Soul_Royalty/ and follow the prompts.

The Motel 6 Chicago Hotel in Tinley Park, just minutes away from the Tri-State Tollway and the Governors State University Center for the Performing Arts, features very affordable room rates, including special AAA and AARP discounts. Enjoy the free breakfast and fitness room. Free parking. Call the property direct at 708-371-5600.