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The best kept secret in music

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(June, 2004) -- Nick Evans Mowery, owner of Tangent Boy Studio, released his debut CD 30 Yrs Gone on April 20th, 2004. The project showcases the many facets of Mowery's music background and studio expertise. From songwriter, singer, and multi-talented musician to recording engineer and music producer -- 30 Yrs Gone introduces an artist that has studied and learned from those that came before him.
- -Mark D McKinley [Mark's Online Music Source]


By LYNNETTE CURTIS
VIEW STAFF WRITER




Nick Evans Mowery is a cop who rocks.

On one of his recent days off as a corrections officer at the Las Vegas Detention Center, Mowery, 31, celebrated the release of his new self-produced and recorded album, "30 Years Gone," at his home studio near Farm Road and Buffalo Drive.

Along the stairs leading to his studio hang photographs of Mowery and his wife -- also a corrections officer -- in their uniforms. In the studio itself are posters of Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix, and Mowery's collection of the CDs he's produced.

Mowery is so enthusiastic about his music that it's difficult to imagine him working full-time at anything else. In fact, he can more accurately be described as a rocker who, well, cops.

His "real" job allows him plenty of time to pursue his musical interests and help care for his two children, ages 4 and 9.

"I work three days on, four days off," Mowery said of his police gig. "Then four days on, three days off. One of my albums is called 'Every Other Wednesday,' because that's when I worked on it."

Mowery has law enforcement roots. His father also is a police officer for the Metropolitan Police Department, and his mother is a retired cop. But Mowery's real passion is obviously music, and he hopes one day to move to Nashville to pursue it full-time.

His life has been much more about music than law enforcement.

"I started imitating Elvis when I was 5," he said. "I got my first guitar at 13. I learned piano and guitar by ear."

A Western High School graduate, Mowery starting performing at clubs around Las Vegas while he was still in school. Back then, he was a member of the rock band Force 440.

Soon, he realized he should be producing his own music.

"What made me realize I wanted to write music was that when I was playing in house bands my (bandmates) would say, 'Why don't we play some of the funky stuff you wrote?' " he said. "People would get up and dance. Those basic songs created such emotion."

Since then, Mowery said, he's written about 200 songs.

"I have stacks of lyrics," he said. "My goal is to write songs even if I'm not the person performing them. I love having these songs for my family."

So what do Mowery's fellow officers think of his musical pursuits?

"They're very supportive," he said. "My father took the pictures for my album. My mom handles all the business aspects. At first, (the cops) at work didn't believe it, then some of them showed up at a gig. They look at me in a new light now."

Mowery calls his home studio business Tangent Boy Productions because of a childhood nickname that stuck.

"People called me Tangent Boy because of my music," he said. "They'd say, 'Man, you're always on a tangent.' I play every kind of music because people want to hear everything."

The 12 tracks on "30 Years Gone" are all based on personal experience, Mowery said. He describes the style of the album as adult contemporary. The songs are mostly mellow, funky tunes with catchy lyrics.

Mowery said that thanks to steady sales, he's already close to breaking even on production costs for the album. Most importantly, he said, he's enjoying a life that allows him the freedom to pursue his music.

"I'm the happiest I've ever been -- emotionally, physically and spiritually," he said. "I'm proud of my album."

Mowery will perform from 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Borders bookstore at Rainbow and Lake Mead boulevards. For more information about his new CD, visit www.tboystudio.com.

- Las Vegas Centennial View Interview(2004)


highly accomplished - a smoothe vibe...
A cool laid back beat and nice breathy vocals immediately draw you into this track... rather reminiscent of the doobie brothers - this displays the high production values as befits what is most obviously a bunch of guys that really know thier stuff... and the acoustic guitar solo just goes to prove that fact - you gotta be good to get away with that! the subtle tinkling of the ivories too, just adds to that - i bet thay all read the dots on the paper... a song for hazey summer days, and crusing down to the beach with the top off... - infamousT from London, United Kingdom


speechless
very proffessional sounding from the start. really great complimentary lead and second guitar....and ofcourse who doesnt love the harmonica...your singer is right on with the mood and in tune and it all falls just perfectly into place/ the whole song is a great experience.i can only say... o yes, im sold. - Reviewed by: olsonolson from Sacramento, California


Discography

NEM is a singer/songwriter that released his debut CD- "30 Yrs Gone"(2004Genre- Pop/Rock) NEM's 2nd release- "Blood & Rust" (2005Genre-Acoustic/Folk) could closely be compared to early Bob Dylan.

"30 Yrs Gone" (2004)
Singles- "Never Let Her Go", "Cool", "Harbor Town" and "Destined To Fade" received airplay from July-Aug of 2004 locally on 91.5 KUNV Las Vegas.

"Blood & Rust" (2005)
"Dylan's Ride Home", "Somethin's Wrong", "Let The Morning Find Today" and "Road To Arlington" currently in rotation on 91.5 KUNV Las Vegas.

"Never Let Her Go" and "Dylan's Ride Home" receive several "track of the day" awards on www.garageband.com in 2005.

NEM has been fortunate to have sales all over the world- UK, Canada, Italy, France, Switzerland, USA etc... NEM music is available for purchase and/or download on all major sites.

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Nick Evans Mowery has been performing in bands and writing original music since 1987. Influences include: Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, Van Halen, Bob Dylan...to name just a few. NEM began building Tangent Boy Studio in 1996, which has enabled him the opportunity to develop his songwriting. The nickname "Tangent Boy" was born because of NEM's ability to change genres at the drop of a dime while entertaing in bars/clubs in the midwest. NEM band credits include many different genres including- Rock, Blues, Country, Bluegrass and funk.

In 2004, NEM was afforded the oportunity to record 3 demo tracks produced by Clarence Collins(Little Anthony and The Emperials). Nem also completed a short Border's Bookstore tour, performing solo/acoustic sets to promote his debut release "30 Yrs Gone".