Now a renowned and beloved Springfield-based singer, Johnnie Owens’
voice and talent took him around the world in his younger days. Earlier
this week we tried to cover his lifetime in music during an hour
conversation while listening to his new CD Butter! in the background at
his apartment on Second Street.
If you’re familiar with Midwest music clubs, then you’ve heard of Mojo’s
in Columbia, Mo., Knucklehead’s in Kansas City and Off Broadway in St.
Louis, the other venues Micky and the Motorcars play during a roll
through the prairie.