Owen Schmitt to show musical side
Published: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 22:01
Owen Schmitt will return to Morgantown at Fat Daddy’s Bar & Grill tonight at 10 p.m.
The former West Virginia University, Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles fullback is not signing autographs or talking about his football career, though – he’s playing music.
"Owen left a huge imprint on WVU’s campus; it’s hard not to support anything he does," said event promoter Adam Payne. "However, he’s not some musician riding on football glory. Owen has passion for music, and it shows."
Schmitt will make the trek to Fat Daddy’s to sit in and jam select songs with the West Virginia-based Davisson Brothers Band.
This performance by the Clarksburg, W.Va., group marks the first installment of "Live Music Night," a weekly concert at Fat Daddy’s.
"Music to Your Ears Productions is excited to bring music to yet another local Morgantown establishment," Payne said. "Fat Daddy’s offers a great stage for musicians to display their talent in front of a new audience, and the atmosphere is very open to all forms of music enthusiasts."
Payne said he hopes to bring a variety of musical styles and tastes to Fat Daddy’s over the course of this recurring Thursday night event, and he plans to showcase the finest local acts on a previously untapped stage.
"Each week will offer a different environment, depending on the music genre," Payne said. "That will allow Thursdays to always be fresh and a new experience."
For the debut performance, Payne will load the stage with the star power of the Davisson Brothers Band, a perennial crowd favorite in the area.
The group’s style blends elements of country, Southern rock and bluegrass to create a distinctively Appalachian sound that will resonate with the Mountain State crowd.
One fan the Davisson Brothers Band captured during its storied run along the East Coast is Schmitt, and the football star has played with the group on occasion in recent years, most notably at the 2011 Jamboree in the Hills.
With the Davisson Brothers Band and Owen Schmitt on board for this kickoff performance, Fat Daddy’s Bar & Grill provides the release from the pressures and stress of the first week of classes.
Come out, enjoy some good tunes and meet a University legend.
Concert goers must be 21 years or older to attend, and there will be a $5 cover charge.