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May
28
John Stowers @ 3rd Street Promenade

Santa Monica, California, USA

Santa Monica, California, USA

May
27
John Stowers @ South Pasadena Farmers Market

South Pasadena, California, USA

South Pasadena, California, USA

May
26
John Stowers @ 3rd Street Promenade

Santa Monica, California, USA

Santa Monica, California, USA

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“Los Angeles based singer/songwriter John Stowers frames this solid pop-rock platter around the lightly sanded grain of his vocals, catchy hooks and guitar riffs a la the British blues and rock fare he grooved to as a teen. It’s studded with insightful portraits like the winning “Mrs Thompson”, which puts an upbeat spin on a husband’s death and the surprisingly dark revenge fantasies in “Till Death Do Us Part”, but overall, the record reflects Stowers’ abiding faith in love, life and romance.” - Pasadena Weekly - The Pasadena Weekly


John Stowers is what you get when you cross Crowded House with a bit of Beatles and something else...more uniquely American. His songs have those great pop hooks we love to sing along with, while the lyrics are thoughtful, honest, and often very amusing. Wait until you hear some of the subjects he writes about! John also happens to be one of THE nicest guys in the whole music scene. You'll love his music and you'll love him, too.” - DC Concerts - DC Concerts


From the moment the music starts, I was wrapped up in the groove and
energy that John Stowers delivers on his album"Everything You Do". His
voice is crystal clear and musicianship is strong and vibrant.
"Everything You Do" is a rootsy rock meets Americana, good ol' American
boy, style album, yet tinged with a British Beatle-esque songwriting and
melodic influence. He's eclectic and well-polished. From the opening
track "All I Am Missing" which is reminiscent of John Mellencamp's best
working class songs, to the second track "Who's Right Who's Wrong", John
Stowers almost embodies John Lennon, not just in his voice, but also
with his catchy hook. The album is filled with live musicians and
backing vocalists, that make this a very warm and enjoyable album to
listen to, thanks to producer Edward Tree. John is a poet, and a very
honest one. His song "For Christ's Sake" is a heartfelt song about his
life, his family, and his anguishes. It's rare to see a male songwriter
be so personal and open. This is very refreshing. One of my favorite CDs
on rotation in my car, check out John Stowers' album "Everything You Do" - Songsalive


Discography

2007 (September) Debut full-length CD "Everything You Do"

2004 EP "John Stowers"
Everything You Do|Choose|So What|Jimmy's Song| I Need You Here. "Jimmy's Song" won the 2004 Billboard World Song Contest Award in the R&B category. "Everything You Do" was featured on the Western Beat Volume One compilation CD, a selection of songs by Los Angeles based artists.

2002 EP "4 the Record"
River of Song|Demolition Derby|What Love Is|Last Thing I Do. "River of Song" got a good amount of college radio airplay in the Southeastern United States.

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Bio

John Stowers has been called one of the most promising singer/songwriters in southern California. “A rootsy pop rocker with surprising soul. Songs filled with musical hooks and lyrical honesty.” John grew up collecting classic vinyl records from the sixties and seventies. He draws from this rich musical history when writing his songs. There are echoes of everything from Liverpool to Memphis in his music. “I have many influences, but there are two reasons I started writing songs: the Beatles and the Blues. I write alternative pop/rock songs along with more rootsy blues/rock tunes”, explains John, “I love big guitar and vocal hooks and I try to squeeze as many as I can into every track”.

Stowers just released his new CD “Everything You Do”, which contains 14 stunningly crafted songs. The title track, “Everything You Do” was featured on a compilation CD of Los Angeles based singer/songwriters titled “Western Beat – Volume One”. “Jimmy’s Song”, inspired by watching two seasons of “The Sopranos” in one weekend, won John a 2004 Billboard World Song Contest award in the blues category. “Mrs Thompson” has been featured in two compilations including “We Call This Fab”, a compilation of original songs inspired by or in the style of the Beatles. “For Christ’s Sake”, a song promoting tolerance, has been heard on Los Angeles’ NPR and Pacifica radio station KPFK.

The record is receiving rave reviews and critical acclaim including this recent review from the Pasadena Weekly:

“Los Angeles based singer/songwriter John Stowers frames this solid pop-rock platter around the lightly sanded grain of his vocals, catchy hooks and guitar riffs a la the British blues and rock fare he grooved to as a teen. It’s studded with insightful portraits like the winning “Mrs Thompson”, which puts an upbeat spin on a husband’s death and the surprisingly dark revenge fantasies in “Till Death Do Us Part”, but overall, the record reflects Stowers’ abiding faith in love, life and romance.”

Stowers is supported on his album by some of L.A.’s premiere players: producer/guitarist Edward Tree (Spencer Davis, Lisa O’Kane and David Serby), Bonnie Raitt percussionist Debra Dobkin, bassists Taras Prodaniuk (Dwight Yoakam/Lucinda Williams) and Kaveh Rastegar (Colin Hay/The Calling/The Ditty Bops), drummers Dave Beyer (Melissa Etheridge/Motels) and Nate Wood (Chaka Kahn/The Calling/George Harrison/Sting), cellist Richard Dodd (Smashing Pumpkins/Red Hot Chili Peppers/Dixie Chicks/Christina Aguilera), and harmony vocalists Teresa James, John Townsend and Molly Pasutti.

Stowers has been touring in support of his new release. He was chosen to perform/showcase at the “Durango Songwriter Expo” in Santa Barbara, CA and Park City, UT. He has also played “The Inkslinger’s Ball” at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, The Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati, OH, “Irishfest in Milwaukee, WI, “The Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach, CA, and “The Seven Summit Festival in Phoenix, AZ. Check www.johnstowers.com and www.myspace.com/johnstowersmusic for show dates and news.