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Fleetwood Mac star helps blues singer he saw on YouTube to hit the big time

In Blues News on April 2, 2013 at 8:56 am

An aspiring blues artist who thought his dreams were finished when an accident left him partially blind has been “discovered” by rock star Mick Fleetwood, thanks to a YouTube clip.

At 16, Dan Owen nearly lost an eye when a piece of wood flew out of a machine and hit him during his carpentry apprenticeship.

He was in and out of hospital for months and had to give up his goal of becoming a guitar maker. For a while he felt sorry for himself, but then got into blues music and started gigging  — securing an opportunity to play at last summer’s British Blues Awards. MORE

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