Rick J Bowen, drummer, vocalist, and songwriter, grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan playing in school band, choir and show bands. While earning a BA at Western Michigan University he was able to spend two years in the rhythm section of Gold Company, a top college jazz vocal ensemble. After college Rick played in various rock and blues bands until he landed in Soul Syndicate, a blues/rock group who won the chance to open for Bad Company after taking first in WLAV’s “Baddest” band competition. Soul Syndicate went on to open for The Storm and Common Ground as well as doing club tours of the Midwest and East Coast.
Moving to the Northwest in 1994, Rick soon landed gigs and sessions with many diverse local artists and is on call for sessions and production at Contact Create Studios. Always playing for the song and striving to be the backbone of the rhythm section has allowed Rick to flex his chops in a variety of genres.
As a member of The Stacy Jones Band, who received the 2009 "best new band" award, has become a NW favorite and received several nominations for "best of the blues "awards.
Rick is endorsed by and plays THUMPER CUSTOM DRUMS. www.thumpercustomdrums.com
He is also member and contributing writer for the Washington Blues Society and a staff review writer for Innocent Words. http://innocentwords.com
The ambitious new album See The Light, from Alabama quintet Fiddleworms is a cavalcade of styles with literally a parade of guest musicians including the University of North Alabama marching Band. The eleven original tracks are interspersed with snippets of radio sound effects and spoken word segments that flow from jazzy blues to stomping country rock fusion all centered around the lazy everyman vocals Russell Medford. The level of production and…Continue
Posted on May 17, 2013 at 11:30am
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Posted on April 30, 2013 at 1:00pm
Luke Winslow King is a man born a century too late. His smooth down home tenor and seamless acoustic and slide guitar accompaniment to his pre-war blues, ragtime, southern gospel and Tin Pan Alley sing-alongs are straight out of 1913, not 2013. Lucky for us, his new album The Coming Tide was impeccably recorded, engineered and co-produced by Earl Scioneaux III at Piety Street Studios in New Orleans in a modern digital format instead of a scratchy old…Continue
Posted on April 30, 2013 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment
They call themselves The CD Woodbury Band but make no mistake this five piece band of seasoned pro’s is a fully collaborative unit and their new studio album Monday Night proves that the value of the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. This strong ten song set was recorded by Chip Butters at the REC Room studios; the band pays tribute to the happenings in this unique environment of live performance space and recording facility on the second…Continue
Posted on April 17, 2013 at 11:30am