Wade Bowen is a Waco, Texas born singer/songwriter who has become a staple of the Texas music scene. He self released his debut album “Try Not To Listen” in 2002. Early on, he was tearing up the road playing over 250 shows per year. In 2006, he released “Live at the Blue Light” and his studio follow up “Lost Hotel” both of which helped him expand his audience outside of Texas. In 2008, Bowen released “If We Ever Make It Home” and in 2009 he recorded his 2nd live album at the famous Fort Worth, Texas honky tonk Billy Bob’s Texas. It is scheduled to be released in early 2010.
He has collaborated with Pat Green, Randy Rogers, Cody Canada (Cross Canadian Ragweed), Radney Foster, and Ray Wylie Hubbard.
What’s appealing about Bowen’s voice, is the emotive tenor that’s just smoke filled and raspy enough to convey the world-weariness and hard living of traditional country music. He approaches his songs with restraint and reflection. Bowen writes with zeal and passionate assurance about the issues that color life. He achieves this with depth of thought and plain emotion that connects with his fans.
Wade Bowen Discography
- Try Not To Listen
- Live At the Blue Light
- Lost Hotel
- If We Ever Make it Home
Top 5 Wade Bowen Songs according to Butler (Albums listed to right of song):
- Broken Reflection (Troubadour’s Prayer) (Lost Hotel)
- Man Out of Myself (Try Not To Listen)
- Daddy and the Devil (If We Ever Make It Home)
- Perfect Silence (Lost Hotel)
- From Bad To Good (If We Ever Make It Home)
Check out Wade Bowen at www.wadebowen.com and let me know what you think.
Wade Bowen’s music is available on iTunes and record stores.
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