Will McGowan

Will McGowan

BandR&BGospel

Will's music infuses a rich Urban/R&B sound and soulful layered vocals with Christian lyrics of praise, worship and encouragement.

Biography

A side rarely seen, this gifted percussionist also possesses musical and lyrical talent. A native of East Austin, Texas, will was so enamored with the drums that he taught himself to play at age 3, with nothing more than a couple of tree branches and empty cans of Crisco, while singing R&B songs by Motown greats. Despite his grandmother's constant pleas to "quit making all that racket", Will pursued his love of music and at age 19, with a real drumset in hand, played his first gig on Austin's famed 6th Street. Since then, Will has served as worship leader in one of Austin's largest churches.

Will has performed with:
Ronnie Laws
Kirk Whalum
Kim Waters
Kyle Turner
Gerald Alston

Lyrics

Peace Be Still

Written By: Will McGowan

Peace Be Still
Written by Will McGowan/ASCAP

(Verse 1)
I am the Lord your father, your footsteps I have ordered
By my blood you are covered, so peace be still
Don’t waver to the left, don’t waver to the right
Let me be your guiding light, so peace be still, I here him say
(Bridge)
If you wait upon me
I will renew your strength
You’ll rise to new elevations
You’ll walk without any hesitation
(Chorus)
Peace be still, let faith increase your patience
So that you may walk in my perfect will
Peace be still, and you will always know, I’m right here
For I am your sword and shield
(Verse 2)
If loved ones turn away, I don’t want you to be afraid
Cause on me your mind is stayed, so peace be still
The enemy will come and lie to you, but like a mountain you shall not be moved
Cause I’m the one, who’ll see you through, so peace be still. I hear him say
(Bridge)
If you wait upon me
I will renew your strength
You’ll rise to new elevations
You’ll walk without any hesitation
(Chorus)
Peace be still, let faith increase your patience
So that you may walk in my perfect will
Peace be still, and you will always know, I’m right here
For I am your sword and shield
(Vamp)
Peace be still, peace be still, peace be still, peace be still

Outstanding

Written By: Will McGowan, Calhoun Raymond James

Verse 1
When I think about you
And all that you have done
And for all the things you still do yeah
And your prescious love

Bridge
You light my fire,
My soul's alive...it's so alive yeah
You're on my mind
I'm satisfied

Chorus
Outstanding, there's never been a doubt... so outstanding Jesus
Exciting, you make me want to shout...sooo exiting listen

Verse 2
Gee I feel your blessings now, now that I live for you
I really love the way you love me Lord
And forever I am yours... Jesus

Bridge 2
You light my fire, Jesus
My soul's alive...for you Jesus
You're on my mind...Jesus
You're on my mind, Jesus, Jesus

You light my fire,
My soul's alive...it's so alive yeah
You blow my mind
I'm satisfied

Chorus adlibs
There's never ever, never ever, been a doubt
So exciting Jesus
Lord you know, you know you know you there is no doubt
I really love the way

Vamp
When I think about, how you saved me, I get overjoyed down in my soul, it's so exciting and inviting

How you took a wretch like me, and molding me into what, you purposed, for your glory

You're the same Lord, as yesterday, today and forevermore
And the fact that you're unwavering, unchanging is so comforting to me, You're so outstanding

Discography

Will's debut CD titled, Peace Be Still, was released March 13, 2007. The title track of the CD was nomintated as a top 10 finalist in the Austin Artist Showcase on The River 102.3 in Austin, Texas. Tracks from the CD are also being played on KAZI 88.7 radio in Austin.

Set List

A typical set list are the songs from my debut CD and a set generally lasts between 60-90 minutes. Set list songs are:

Put God First
Get Up And Praise Him
Your Promises
Thank You
I Can Call You Friend
Your Love
Peace Be Still
Outstanding
Heal Their Land
Have Your Way
God Is Faithful

The Lord's Prayer