The Crosslinx Band is ready to link the community to the cross through rock ‘n’ roll during a free concert on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17. The concert will kickoff at 6 p.m. at Smyrna Wesleyan Church and free coffee will be provided for guests’ enjoyment as well.


The Crosslinx Band is ready to link the community to the cross through rock ‘n’ roll during a free concert on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17. The concert will kickoff at 6 p.m. at Smyrna Wesleyan Church and free coffee will be provided for guests’ enjoyment as well.

Based in Felton, The Crosslinx Band is a newly formed Christian group who doesn’t follow the archetype of a traditional rock band.

Comprised of 32-year-old Garr Owens  (lead/rhythm guitar), 25-year-old Ryan Wikso (saxophone and keyboard), and Owens’ daughters: 10-year-old Abigail (drums) and 12-year-old Emelyn (bass) – the group’s diverse blend of ages offers a family-like vibe in a rock setting.

Crosslinx focuses on delivering original music – mostly penned by Owens – which includes guitar and sax solos, while drawing their primary musical influences from artists like Lincoln Brewster, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban.
“It’s a privilege to be able to share my faith,” said Owens, who is the Smyrna Police School Resource Officer at Smyrna High School. “Music is a passion for me. I feel like it’s my best means of communication.”

For Owens, who has been a musician for 18 years, Crosslinx allows him a new and exciting platform to not only worship Christ, but spend time with his girls, too. Though his daughters have only been playing their instruments less than a year, Owens says they took to their tools like naturals.
“They take after their dad,” he beamed.