Hank Mowery

Hank Mowery

 Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
BandBluesRoots

Specialists in Roots and Blues music.

Biography

Hank Mowery raced onto the local and regional blues scene in the Mid 90's his band The Hawktones. As General Manager of The Rhythm Kitchen Cafe, Mowery honed his skills jamming nightly with the local and national blues acts that happened through The Kitchen. During this time Mowery had the opportunity to share the stage with true legends of the blues such as Pinetop Perkins, Gary Primich, William Clarke, Little Charlie & The Nightcats, Anson Funderburg, Mark Hummel, Rusty Zinn & many more.

    In 1996 & 1998 Mowery had the opportunity to tour briefly with Blacktop recording artist Mike Morgan & The Crawl filling in for their  ailing front man. Mike Morgan comments "I was amazed that Hank could step in on a national level like he did, He is a cool harmonica player and singer with an old school feel, like Little Walter and Big Walter Horton...the cool stuff. Two minutes in our first show we knew he wasn't a replacement, he was part of the band."

     Over the years Mowery has had the pleasure of playing with Doug Deming, Dennis Gruenling, Greg Fingers Taylor, Little Frank & The Premiers, George Bedard, Steve Nardella, Rusty Zinn, Ronnie James Webber, Mark Hummel, Bill Lupkin, Joe Filisko, Jim Liban, Nick Moss and the legendary Gary Primich.

     With the release of his new CD ACCOUNT TO ME on Old Pal Records (Winner of the prestigious Best Self Produced CD of 2014), Mowery leaps onto the international scene and is causing a buzz around the blues community.  The fresh sound of the recording, different textures in the music and strong musicianship are causing people to stop and take note of this formidable blues/roots outfit. With a follow up CD taking shape in the studio you can bet you will be hearing about Hank Mowery for a long time to come.

This band weaves together a show laced with old school sensibilities and modern day energy. Chicago Standards, Texas Shuffles or West Coast Swing, you will know it is Hank Mowery and you will like what you hear.

Discography

  • Live at The Rhythm Kitchen Cafe - The Hawktones & Jr Valentine & The Allstars- 1996
  • The Triumphant Return of Slim Jim - Jimmie Stagger - 1998
  • In The Open Live at The Howmet Playhouse - The Hawktones - 2012
  • Account To Me - Hank Mowery - 2013
  • Excuses Plenty - Hank Mowery - 2015 (To Be Released)