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Chris Owen and The Knockdown are a local group playing originals and covers. Their infectious rhythms, warm vocal harmonies and hard-charging percussion create a folky acoustic rock sound. Chris Owen (lead vocals, guitar) and Mat Warrington (bass) are Kent County natives and founding members of local band The Turnpikes, which produced an album in 2006 and performed across the Delmarva peninsula and up and down the east coast. Tim Kerr (drums, vocals) joined Chris and Mat after playing with Hot Rock and the Heat Strokes during his time at Washington College, and with Kentavius Jones post-grad. Tom Fogarty (guitar, vocals) rounds out the rhythms and harmonies, and has performed solo at venues in Chestertown and the Baltimore area, including Howard’s Tavern and Ottobar. Matt and Chris have played together off and on since their teens. A little more than a year ago they got together again and formed this band as a vehicle for their songwriting with some rocking and familiar covers thrown into the mix for fun. They played a free concert at the Mainstay last year and were a hit on Main Street during FallFest 2017.