Episode 74: Kevin Bowe
Air date: 4.10.2013
Minneapolis, Minnesota may call to mind long, dark winters and Garrison Keillor's weekly paean to sensible Midwestern values, A Prairie Home Companion, but the city has always had a very rich musical tradition. This fertile scene is home to respected artists like The Replacements, Husker Du, The Jayhawks, Semisonic and The Purple One himself - Prince. Go ahead and add hometown artist Kevin Bowe to that list of top-notch talent from The City of Lakes. Since 1995, Bowe has played or written seemingly with every artist in The Twin Cities and several from far beyond. His credits include co-writing with Etta James and Lynyrd Skynyrd, recording and touring with Paul Westerberg and Freedy Johnston, scoring spots for ESPN and a thousand other gigs, sessions, songs and TV placements that we just don't have the space to list. His most recent record - recorded with his band, The Okemah Prophets - is called Natchez Trace, and it is a solid effort that showcases Bowe's considerable skills as a writer, producer, instrumentalist and performer.