Please wait
0%

whiteowlred

ABOUT

Lives in San Francisco

drink wine and play guitar

about whiteowlred

What the Media is Saying:

“This is clearly a band on the rise...as good as any on today’s Americana scene. ” — Jim Hynes, Music Critic

"catchy...very beautiful album." -(valsam), RootsTime.be

Reviews of Naked and Falling:
"...expressive and descriptive, flirty, dreamlike power ... visionary and fantastic..heart and soul."
-Remo Ricaldone, Lonestar Time (Italy)

"It is absolutely gorgeous. The writing, singing, backing vocals, and instrumentation is perfection.”

-Harry Kaplan, Twangri-La

“Country Rock takes a dose of psychedelia...lazily flowing rhythms and west coast Folk music."
- J. Alan Taylor, The Alternate Root

Bio:
White Owl Red is the music of singer/songwriter Josef McManus. It features drums by Kyle Caprista (Chuck Prophet, Megan Slankard) and Guitars by Gawain Mathews (Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead, and Ben Lee). Americana Ash, White Owl Red’s first album debuted on the Americana Music Association Charts (AMA) and remained there for 14 weeks in 2014. Naked and Falling, the second studio album by White Owl Red received international acclaim and airplay in 2017 and 2018. It charted on the AMA top 65 Chart, the FAR Chart top 10, and the Root 64 airplay chart top 20. Naked and Falling was ranked in the top 100 albums of 2017 by Alternate Root Magazine.

DJ's download the entire Album through your Airplay Direct Account:
AirPlayDirect.com/whiteowlred

Also available for free DJ download on PlayMPE

Feedbands/AMA Specific History:
On October 22, 2014, Let Me Be hit #1 on the Feedbands singles chart and on April 30, 2015, Grey Eyes, a single from that album rose to #1 on the Feedbands chart.

Thank You!
Current Radio Spins/Adds for Existential Frontiers (March 1, 2019)

Jon Chip Concord ‘Out of the Woods Radio”, CJMP 90.1 FM British Columbia, KALH 90.5 FM New Mexico, KBOG 97.9 FM Oregon, KCHW 102.7 FM Washington, KGIG 104.9 FM California, KPHD 93.3 FM California, KXCR 90.7 FM Oregon, KVRZ 88.9 FM Montana, WEJP 107.1 West Virginia, WGXC 90.7 FM New York, WLSL 92.7 FM, Florida, WMNB 107.1 Massachusetts, WNEC 91.7 FM New Hampshire, WOTR 96.3 FM West Virginia, WNPA 102.5 FM Ohio, WRAQ 92.7 FM New York, WRST Wisconsin, WSCS 90.9 FM New Hampshire, WXDR 98.9 FM Louisiana, WXHR 103.5 FM Michigan, WYAP 101.7 FM West Virginia, The Global Community Radio (stream service for radio stations), Boston Free Radio, Bumps Radio, The Global Voice, Homelands Radio, Shout Radio, Sugar Country Radio, Sword Radio UK, 920 WON The Apple, KNCE 93.5FM Taos NM, KWMR 90.5FM Radio Point Reyes Station CA, WCNI 90.9FM Connecticut, WHUS 91.7FM Connecticut, WLVR 91.3FM Pennsylvania, WHAY 98.3FM Kentucky, KHNS 102.3FM and 91.9FM Alaska, KCSN 88.5FM California, WFPK 91.9 Kentucky, KRSH 95.9FM California, Lone Star Community Radio 104.5FM & 106FM Texas (irlonestar.com), AmericanaBoogieRadio.com, radiofreeamericana.com, OceanBeachRadio.com, WildmanSteve.com, bluesandrootsradio.com, Radio ISA France, Pandora, Spotify

JJ McManus
@whiteowlred

recent activity

  • Working Class Heroes by whiteowlred

    uploaded an album

  • Existential Frontiers by whiteowlred

    uploaded an album

  • Existential Frontiers by whiteowlred

    uploaded an album





  • Let Me Be by whiteowlred

    upvoted Let Me Be by White Owl Red





  • Check out the new White Owl Red music video - 'Existential Frontiers'. Please share if you like it.

  • following White Owl Red

  • following White Owl Red

  • following White Owl Red

  • following White Owl Red

  • Can't wait to share this with you all. I've been at work like a mad scientist artist making music and now music videos! Watch it on Dec 11 at 7pm California time.



  • #81 Americana Music Association Chart! #9 Freeform American Roots Chart! #27 Root 66 Airplay Chart! (as of 8-28-17)

  • #94 Americana Music Association Chart! #9 Freeform American Roots Chart! #27 Root 66 Airplay Chart! (as of 8-28-17)

    • CHECK OUT THIS GREAT REVIEW OF NAKED AND FALLING BY THE ALTERNATE ROOT

      http://www.thealternateroot.com/rack-3/6966-wor-nandf

      Excerpt:

      “Take a pinch of the Dead, add a little Airplane, with a dash of Byrd seed and a healthy dose of Quick Silver and Burritos, roll it up and partake of San Francisco’s White Owl Red, a refreshing psychedelic dream like fog ... California Country drifts like mist rolling in from the bay on Naked and Falling, the latest release from the San Francisco-based band...Country Rock takes a dose of psychedelia...lazily flowing rhythms and west coast Folk music.”

      - J. Alan Taylor, The Alternate Root

  • Disenchanted Creative Response by electricoctopus

    upvoted Disenchanted Creative Response by Electric Octopus

  • Wild and Free by whiteowlred

    Check out this great review of Naked and Falling by The Alternate Root

    http://www.thealternateroot.com/rack-3/6966-wor-nandf

    Excerpt:

    “Take a pinch of the Dead, add a little Airplane, with a dash of Byrd seed and a healthy dose of Quick Silver and Burritos, roll it up and partake of San Francisco’s White Owl Red, a refreshing psychedelic dream like fog ... California Country drifts like mist rolling in from the bay on Naked and Falling, the latest release from the San Francisco-based band...Country Rock takes a dose of psychedelia...lazily flowing rhythms and west coast Folk music.”  

    - J. Alan Taylor, The Alternate Root

  • Wild and Free by whiteowlred

    check out the review for White Owl Red's new Album Naked and Falling by Twangrila Country Music Utopia:

    https://twangrila.com/2017/07/12/naked-and-falling-by-white-owl-red/

    And look out for a review by The Alternate Root coming out this week.

    Naked and Falling is available everywhere!

  • check out this awesome review for Naked and Falling the new White Owl Red album by Twangrila.com Country Music Utopia

    https://twangrila.com/2017/07/12/naked-and-falling-by-white-owl-red/

  • Wild and Free by whiteowlred

    drinkin' beer and writing songs. :)

whiteowlred’s wall

  • White Owl Red

  • White Owl Red

  • White Owl Red

    White Owl Red

  • White Owl Red

    White Owl Red

    Check out the new White Owl Red music video - 'Existential Frontiers'. Please share if you like it.

  • White Owl Red

    Can't wait to share this with you all. I've been at work like a mad scientist artist making music and now music videos! Watch it on Dec 11 at 7pm California time.

  • White Owl Red

    White Owl Red

    #81 Americana Music Association Chart! #9 Freeform American Roots Chart! #27 Root 66 Airplay Chart! (as of 8-28-17)

  • White Owl Red

    White Owl Red

    #94 Americana Music Association Chart! #9 Freeform American Roots Chart! #27 Root 66 Airplay Chart! (as of 8-28-17)

  • White Owl Red

    White Owl Red

    • CHECK OUT THIS GREAT REVIEW OF NAKED AND FALLING BY THE ALTERNATE ROOT

      http://www.thealternateroot.com/rack-3/6966-wor-nandf

      Excerpt:

      “Take a pinch of the Dead, add a little Airplane, with a dash of Byrd seed and a healthy dose of Quick Silver and Burritos, roll it up and partake of San Francisco’s White Owl Red, a refreshing psychedelic dream like fog ... California Country drifts like mist rolling in from the bay on Naked and Falling, the latest release from the San Francisco-based band...Country Rock takes a dose of psychedelia...lazily flowing rhythms and west coast Folk music.”

      - J. Alan Taylor, The Alternate Root

  • White Owl Red

    White Owl Red

    check out this awesome review for Naked and Falling the new White Owl Red album by Twangrila.com Country Music Utopia

    https://twangrila.com/2017/07/12/naked-and-falling-by-white-owl-red/