Track Premiere: Kevin Bowe “California Sober”

Photo: Paul Lundgren

Kevin Bowe is a writer/producer/mixer/musician from Minneapolis, he’s worked with a string of names – some in and some without the Americana genre but notables, for us, include Paul Westerberg, Gary Louris and Freedy Johnston.  He’s had songs sung by Lucinda Williams and Bruce Springsteen, and he’s played and toured with The Replacements.  And alongside this there is his own band Kevin Bowe & The Okemah Prophets.  And here we reach the pandemic part of the story – Kevin wasn’t going to make another album for himself but covid happened and he found he had time on his hands so he decided to make a new album, appropriately entitled ‘Half Past Never.’

Today’s song of course comes from the new album, and it’s a glittery slice of power pop which extolls the virtues – or possibly otherwise – of being perpetually one or two drinks to the good (or to the bad, depending on how one sees it).

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