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Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times
  • Crosslinx Band throws free Christian rock concert in Smyrna

  • 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.


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  • 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. 

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