This website is about the singer and musician Spencer Owen from Oakland, CA.

  • I am playing a solo set, making sounds with my voice and a piano, at Oakland's Octopus Literary Salon on Wednesday, May 17 at 9:30 PM sharp. I have been invited to do so by the lovely Saint Solitude, also of Oakland, who will perform after I do. Facebook event.
  • Spencer Owen Timeshare will play two concerts in June:
    • OAKLAND: The Night Light, with Chicago's breathtaking Crown Larks. More info to come. Saturday, June 3.
    • SAN FRANCISCO: Amnesia, with the amazing Laura Weinbach (of Foxtails Brigade) and the uncanny DJ Real. Friday, June 23.


  • A new compilation album: Approaching the Boy is now on Bandcamp.
    • This album is a careful retrospective of a home recording period from 2003-2009. It's intended as a complete listen. Guitars and organs ring and buzz. Songs are about their times.
    • 50% of all proceeds from the purchase of this album will be donated to the National Abortion Federation:
Approaching the Boy cover art by John Acquadro.

Approaching the Boy cover art by John Acquadro.

  • Denotation -- my mini-album-length cover of ENO's Another Green World in its entirety -- is out now through Stimulus Progression, a record & tape label based in Los Angeles.


Image by Sean Smith.