Bus Shuttle Serenade

Today, I arrived in Houston, TX for work and got serenaded by the driver of my rental car shuttle bus. Terry Michael Owens is a native of New Orleans, but was forced to relocate in Houston because of Hurricane Katrina. Taken from his website:

T.M.O. was born and raised in The Big Easy, which is officially know as New Orleans, LA. Terry loves to perform, when he sings it comes from his soul, it shows when ever you see him live on stage he gives all that he has from the soul. Terry was forced to leave his hometown because of Hurricane Katrina and he moved to Houston TX. Where he now calls home. Singing for as long as he can remember at the age of 15 Terry would sneak out to perform at night clubs, we all know New Orleans is the city that does not sleep. Terry has played many stages, large and small, singing lead vocals in R&B and Gospel groups in his native city. Terry scored his first major solo success in 2005 when he won singing on a local New Orleans TV show called Gimme the Mike New Orleans, he also was a finalist in the Crescent City Idol show given by local radio stationWYLD FM in 2004. Again keeping up with the winning drive Terry was named Hometown star 2005 on the North Shore, Slidell, LA. Being up front and a leader has never been a problem for Terry He’s played standing gigs @ The Funky Pirate Blues Club on world famous Bourbon St. with his former band T.M.O. And The Riverside band, that he formed with the late great GeraldTrinity. Terry also performed at the House of Blues New Orleans with Gospel recording artist Paulette Wright and Volume of Praise every 4 Sunday for the gospel Brunch and The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. He’s recorded with 2001 Gammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Leo Nocentelli of The Meters and Leo’s niece Windy on her 1999 debut CD entitled WINDY on MERCURY RECORDS a duet called “BABY DON’T YOU WORRY” also with Rapper B.G.formally of The Hot Boys and Cash Money Records. Terry had his first hit in 1997 in Louisiana with a gospel group The Anointed Connection, The song was “All I Have” after the group broke upTerry recorded a solo single called “Put Down The Gunz” a song about stopping senseless gun violence and in 2005 after evacuating Houston for hurricane Ritahe recorded “Yes Indeed”a song about loving yourself for who you are.Terry is currently working on new music, Be on the look out.

The song he sang was very enjoyable and light-hearted. Check it out on YouTube!

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