Damon Fowler - The Whiskey Bayou Session
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  • It Came Out Of No Where
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:54) [6.64 MB]
  • Fairweather Friend
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:32) [8.1 MB]
  • Hold Me Tight
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:42) [8.48 MB]
  • Up The Line
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (05:06) [11.7 MB]
  • Ain't Gonna Rock With you No More
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:22) [7.7 MB]
  • Closer Walk With Thee
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:16) [7.48 MB]
  • Pour Me
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:51) [8.8 MB]
  • Holiday
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (05:17) [12.08 MB]
  • Running Out Of Time
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (05:07) [11.71 MB]
  • Candy
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:41) [8.44 MB]
  • Florida Baby
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (04:53) [11.17 MB]
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Biography
DAMON FOWLER
THE WHISKEY BAYOU SESSION
When Tab Benoit founded Whiskey Bayou Records Damon Fowler was just the type of Artist that he wanted to sign to the label. Damon’s a touring musician. He is a troubadour whose music is steeped with soul and is a collective of many styles that make up the roots of American music. Musicians respect him as a singer song writer and player so much that he was a feature in Butch Truck’s Freight Train band and was a natural fit for his current side gig as the guitarist in the Dickey Betts Band. Damon is Gospel, Blues, Soul, Reggae, Jazz, and Rock.

The Whiskey Bayou Session was recorded in the Cypress Moss covered setting on the bank of Cane Bayou (French: Ouiski Bayou) in Houma, Louisiana. With all the makings of a classic roots record it is Damon's unique guitar, Lap Steel guitar style, soulful vocals and vivid songwriting that stand at the forefront of this recording. The Whiskey Bayou Session was recorded at a bittersweet time in Damon's career. Still struggling through his friend, mentor, and band leader Allman Brothers Butch Trucks untimely death, the uncertainty after life with Butch Truck's Freight Train Band, and this recording Damon received the invitation to play guitar in Allman Brothers Dickey Betts band Great Southern. Damon Fowler began to build his legacy with the release of first record in 1999 "Riverview Drive" which was produced by guitar legend Rick Derringer. The record was followed by a few independent releases.. In 2007 Blind Pig Records signed Damon Fowler to a three record deal. In 2013 Tab Benoit produced Damon's third record for the label “Sounds of Home."

Alongside his solo career, Damon joined forces with fellow guitarist JP Soars and keyboardist Victor Wainwright in 2011 to form the southern roots rock group, Southern Hospitality. SoHo quickly became a strong draw on the national circuit due to their early, roof-raising live performances and their first recording, Easy Livin’, on Blind Pig. Of their first show BluesWax said, “Southern Hospitality, after a single gig, has significant players in the blues world taking notice. Fowler, Wainwright and Soars share much love for the songs of the South. The hot jazz and funk of New Orleans, classic country, gospel, soul, and blues that became rock ‘n’ roll in Memphis and went global by way of a trucker named Elvis.” Hittin’ The Note called the album “a dozen potent shots of pure Southern pleasure. The roughneck, laid-back ways of this fine debut are reminiscent of the best days of Southern rock.” Damon has neatly managed to balance his participation in SoHo with his own, well-established solo endeavors.
On the strength of his hybrid of roots rock, blues, and sacred steel, the Florida native started wowing audiences with his musical exploits as a teenager, building a reputation as one of the hottest young players on the scene. Adding songwriting and vocal skills to his repertoire over the years has brought him many accolades, with critics extolling his originality and maturity as well as his technical guitar expertise. In 2008’s “Best of Tampa” poll, Creative Loafing magazine named him “Best Guitarist… And Slide Guitarist… and Lap Steel Player… And Dobro Player.” Fowler’s guitar work has been compared to Johnny Winter and Jeff Beck, while his slide guitar has a hint of the late Duane Allman. He can play fiery guitar runs with the best of them, but it’s his lyrical work on lap steel and Dobro that makes him stand out among the legions of guitar heroes.
The Whiskey Bayou Session marks Damon's 7th release and encompasses many styles that are derived from the roots of Americana, Gospel and Blues while further defining Damon Fowler as one of the great Southern Artist of his time.
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  • Members:
    Damon Fowler - Tab Benoit - Todd Edmunds-Justin Headley
  • Sounds Like:
    Southern Soul Rock
  • Influences:
    Allman Brothers, Jeff Beck, Southern RocknRoll
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    06/28/18
  • Profile Last Updated:
    10/16/18 08:45:59

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