Kevin Bowers
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Kevin Bowers

St. Louis, Missouri, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2006

St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Established on Jan, 2006
Band World Rock




"World Music"

"Nova is an easy to listen to collection of lounge and romantic songs with a Brazilian and Latin flavor." -

"Riverfront Times"

"Bowers, whose skill as a drummer has placed him behind the kit in a number of rock, jazz and blues outfits around town, has made a marvel of a record with Nova, pulling from a years-long fascination with Brazilian music ranging from gentle bossa nova to psych-friendly tropicalia to blistering batucada." - Christian Schaeffer

"Surviving The Golden Age"

“The airy bossanova track features dueling male/female vocals which gives it a bit of “The Girl from Ipanema”-feel.” -

"Midwest Book Review - CD Review"

"The songs form a loose narrative, sweeping the listener along in a raptuous saga. Highly recommended!" -

"My Spilt Milk"

“He reaches for the sweet, slightly lush sound of Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66, complete with nylon-stringed guitar, airy-voiced flute and equally airy-voiced female duet partner.” - Alex Rawls


“Talented drummer who has studied Brazilian percussion, here is a mixed collection of nice Brazilian drumline tracks & pop-rock tunes.” -

"Midwest Record"

“Easy, breezy fun time tunes, Bowers and his pals serve up a tasty delight that won't rot your teeth or give you diabetes but will sate your sweet tooth, but only after repeated playings.” -


My Love Is Yours

Nine Story Building




Nova is the soundtrack to a movie starring Fred Astaire and Lena Horne,
directed by Federico Fellini. (Which is a strong contender for the best movie
never made.) It’s the kind of record, at least, you make as one of St. Louis’
most respected drummers, featured in Modern Drummer, fresh from releasing a
well-received album with soul-punk band The Feed and then lately inspired by a
deep & deepening trip through Spain. In other words, it’s intoxicating,
it’s invigorating, it’s joyous. Like Kevin Bowers himself, it knows why secrets
are whispered. And how to throw a party.

sketch of Spain is the story of two lovers meeting near the Mediterranean Sea.
Lyrically, it’s visual, concise, reminiscing. Sonically, it’s expansive,
layered, ranging over Latin America and Africa. Brazilian samba, psychedelic
rock, solo drum pieces—all find expression in 12 songs attuned to the rhythms
of romance and percussive because that’s what love is. The leap forward in
songcraft is as much personal as artistic. Nova is not only what a drummer at
heart makes but also a genre-hopping composer, producer and
multi-instrumentalist. This time out, Bowers focused on arranging material for
others to sing (unlike his previous two solo releases, My Love Is Yours and
Nine Story Building, where he was the lead vocalist). It was a decision—one he
made early on—that guided the tones and textures of the songs themselves:
restless, innovative and entirely right for the record. They mean to transport
you to a better and exciting place, and they do.

also has the distinction of gathering some of the finest rock, blues and jazz
musicians (and friends) in St. Louis. Together, they manage to croon like Tony
Bennett, pop like Sergio Mendes and pulse like the Beatles at their trippiest. This
is music that must be performed and heard live, and Kevin is looking forward to
just that.

is available now at select stores and online.


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