Aaron Bowen
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Aaron Bowen

La Mesa, California, United States

La Mesa, California, United States
Band Alternative Folk

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Dec
18
Aaron Bowen @ East Village Coffee Lounge

Monterey, California, USA

Monterey, California, USA

Dec
17
Aaron Bowen @ Frankies

Mendocino, California, USA

Mendocino, California, USA

Dec
14
Aaron Bowen @ Muddy Waters

Portland, Oregon, USA

Portland, Oregon, USA

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Music

Press


Bowen blends traditional folk, Americana, and ragtime elements to create his own unique Style well-crafted folk pop beautifully arranged His vocals are smooth and soulful with impressive harmonies reminiscent of the Beach Boys'

- NPR


He's blurs the lines between gypsy jazz, throwback folk and singer/songwriter fare for a compelling Django Reinhardt-Woody Guthrie-James Taylor ménage a trios.
San Diego City Beat
- San Diego City Beat


"A one man vaudeville show"
- PORTLAND MERCURY


Aaron Bowen proves that an improbable combinations of instruments and genres can work. He mixes a Dixieland-style banjo, lonesome lap steel guitar, and a wonky accordion with his own syrupy vocals in a way that honors past eras of popular music while creating an innovative and relevant work of art. Aaron proves boldly, "There's more out there than what we're used to hearing."
POPMATERS
- POPMATERS


I was reminded of Tom Waits (without the raspy voice), And If you find yourself Jones in' for a guitar fix, go see Bowen live and I am sure he will oblige
THE SAN DIEGO READER
- THE SAN DIEGO READER


Showcasing his talents as a producer, engineer, master guitarist and singer, Bowen superbly combines these skills in a warm, cozy album that will delight, inspire and certainly impress everyone who listens.
- WEST COAST PERFORMER MAG


"Complex mixture of older jazz and ragtime mixed with 1930s and 1940s influences"
CAL POLY NEWS
- CAL POLY NEWS


Discography

A Night at Sea 2007

The Supreme Macaroni Co Ltd 2008

A Siamese Chair 2009?

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Bio

When you think about 'art' your mind is probably led toward canvasses of oily classics or undecipherable works of modern elitism. The music and creative energy of Aaron Bowen likely won't feature near the top of your list; that is, until you've spent an hour or so in his company where you'll find that for once, the term 'true original' is deserved and appropriately applied. Bowen has earned widespread recognition as a world-class guitarist and songwriter through his unique style and technique which blends timeless acoustic hand-me-down traditions with popular contemporary sensibilities. Best described in terms of the weather; Bowen's art and music are a rainy Seattle morning, a blistering midday in western Texas or a lazy Parisian spring afternoon that take you away from the physical surroundings of your listening space to a place where you'll always be moving to the tune of a flute and the feet of the piper who plays it. Once you've been on this journey, hushed, musty museums will seem like an enormous waste of time and money