Don't let the boots and cowboy hat fool you, she'll twang up country and next she'll rock it out! She is making her way in the Texas Music Scene smokin' up the highways on radio tours and shows with her band spreading her music, gaining fans and captivating hearts. Born and raised in Austin, Texas she has always been involved in music from a young girl singing hymnals at church to volunteering at SXSW and other festivals. Flanked with some of Austin's fine musicians you can bet your toes will be tappin' in no time and you'll be clamoring for more. The philanthropy side of her loves to give back in music to the community and making a difference by helping out different charities. She is a 2 year entertainer at Rodeo Austin, featured on the cover of Southern Music Scene Magazine and STX Music Magazine, released her first radio single "Sweet Memories" this year making airwaves on Texas Country radio. She also received a proclamation from the Mayor of Austin on March 28th in honor of Janie Balderas Day followed by a televised live performance and a recently did a live appearance on Good Day Austin with her band. She was also a featured artist for Radio Submit. Her original songs are raw and real as they get connecting to the audience, telling life stories from the heart. Keep an eye out for this Texas country songstress, she's hitting the highways, fueling her passion and following her dream and no one is gonna stop her!
In less than five years, Lost Immigrants has performed on some top-notch Texas music stages, recorded three albums and toured Japan and Korea for the U.S. military. They've had singles and albums on the American Music and Texas Music charts and released a live album of back-to-back performances at Gruene Hall and Luckenbach, TX. in 2010, they released "Pasaporte," an eclectic mix of two-steppin' country tunes and balls-out rockers. With such regional hits as "Abilene", "Leaving Laredo" and "Rollin' On", the album is proof the band is more interested in pushing boundaries and redefining the Texas Music genre than simply playing to type.
One of the most potent songs on How Country Are Ya? is “Panhandle Poorboy,” a completely autobiographical piece that’s clearly the centerpiece of Fowler’s mindset during the creation of the disc. Simply put, he wanted to come back home. “The last couple of records have been on Nashville record labels,” Fowler said, referring to 2007’s Bring It On, released on Equity Music Group, and 2011’s Chippin’ Away, released on Average Joe’s Entertainment. “But this one is on my own label with my buddies like we used to make records. I wanted to feel right at home, go back to the well, and not get into any outside influences. I really felt like I wanted to make music closer to all my anthems that people scream along to at shows.” Plus, How Country Are Ya? is chock full of Texas-centric collaborations. Earl Dibbles Jr., the alter-ego of Dallas-bred Granger Smith, provides the disc’s no-nonsense intro. Amy Rankin, one half of Austin’s The Rankin Twins, croons with Fowler on the emotionally evocative number “Before Somebody Gets Hurt.” San Antonio’s Grammy winners Los Texmaniacs crank up the South-of-the-border ambiance of “Borracho Grande.” Kingwood, Texas’ rebel-rouser Davin James lends his big personality to the hilarious “Chicken Wing.” And Huntsville, Texas newcomer Cody Johnson stirs straight-up country action on “Guitars and Guns.” See? Told ya Fowler threw a studio party with his good friends and turned it into a record. But of course the first single, “How Country Are Ya?,” is quintessential Fowler. The song crackles with all the beer joint energy that characterizes every creative fiber in Kevin Fowler’s body. The point behind each lyric, each guitar lick, and each twanging-rocking melody is the live show. Fowler has earned his reputation as one of the most amped-up concert performers to emerge from the modern day Texas country movement. For those that have experienced Fowler onstage, then you know he brings unbridled musical muscle to the platform. Backed by his trusty band he’s a dynamo – cracking jokes, hitting high notes, strumming his guitar and putting each of his fans in two-stepping mode. “From day one I realized I couldn’t control what radio played and what video channels played, but the one thing I could control every night was the live show,” Fowler said. “The musicians want to be there, the fans want to be there and I want to be there. People can listen to the CDs at home. But if they come to the shows they are ready to have a good time for an hour-and-a-half, forget about their problems and forget about work on Monday.” Pretty much any city in Texas belongs to Fowler, but he will immediately point out that he is quickly growing in Oklahoma and throughout the Midwest, all the way up to Chicago. “I get a big kick out of seeing the way it has spread now across the country. It’s really cool how we’ve come so far. I remember a time when Texas country music didn’t have as long a reach.” Enter social media. Fowler boasts more than 270,000 Facebook likes and 34,000-plus cool Twitter followers. But, most importantly, the percentage of those people who engage Kevin online is higher than nearly any country artist anywhere. For an independent artist like him, that’s crucial to career growth and sustainment. He knows full well that social media puts bodies in concert seats and creates an imperative rapport with his fans. It is the technological age way for artists to connect with admirers. “Social media is the biggest part,” Fowler said. “Social media is king. It has impacted my career as significantly as radio. Twenty years ago the only tool you really had was Kinkos to make flyers. This is the biggest piece of the puzzle especially for us now since we don’t have a lot of radio airplay. I can reach my target audience big time now.” But naturally even the fiercest honky-tonker needs a little down time. Or should we say outdoors time? Fowler comes from a long line of hunters and fishermen. And if you ask him how often he gets to the hunting grounds and the fishing hole he quickly replies, “Anytime I can!” How thick is the hunting and fishing blood coursing through Fowler’s veins? You could say it’s totally innate. “I was born in May and in September of that year I went on my first hunting trip. My dad was a huge bowhunter. I still go bowhunting. That is what we did as a family. We also went on fishing trips every spring break. That made me who I am. It was camping in Colorado, bow hunting in the fall and fishing every spring break. Now it’s all about the camaraderie of friends, getting away, and the freedom of the outdoors.” “I would have never in a million years thought the Texas music scene would grow to what it is now,” a proud Fowler said. “I was lucky enough to have been there since the inception. I feel proud to have played a part in establishing the scene, in making it what it is. We fought a lot of battles and kicked a lot of doors down. We broke those barriers down back then. And now we are having fun spreading it town by town outside of Texas, just the way we did inside the home state.” Reflection brought Kevin Fowler full circle.
His first two years as a sideman made him realize that he wanted to form a band and treat each member as an equal. After years of playing the songwriter circuit in San Marcos. Texas. and performing with friends and fellow musicians. the Randy Rogers Band began to take shape. Kent Finlay. songwriter and owner of Cheatham Street Warehouse in the small college town of San Marcos pulled a young Rogers out of the club's weekly songwriter's circle and told him he could have his own night if he could put a band together. Less than two months after the Randy Rogers Band's first rehearsal. they cut their debut record of original songs. Live at Cheatham Street Warehouse. in 2000. The current lineup -- Rogers on vocals and rhythm guitar. guitarist Geoffrey Hill. fiddle player Brady Black. drummer Les Lawless and bassist Jon Richardson -- has been together for more than three years. going back to Rollercoaster. the band's second studio effort. produced by Radney Foster. After months of meetings with every label in Nashville. the band signed with Mercury Nashville. sealing the deal at Cheatham Street Warehouse. Their album. Just a Matter of Time. is scheduled for a 2006 release.
In 2011, fresh off the Shiner Rising Star, Zach Seth stepped into the studio for Two Door Ford's debut album entitled Long Holiday. Over the next two years, he would play 200 plus shows throughout the Texas Music promoting his music and his band. In 2012, Zach Seth was ready to jump back into the studio with new material, but this time shifting focus to his next project the Zach Seth Band. In late 2012, he teamed up with Leland Rooney (Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar), Mike Cox (Bass), and Producer/Engineer Jonathan Roye to began work on Zach Seth Band's debut EP entiled "Don't Say Goodbye" (available early 2013). Over the last few years, he has honed his craft and matured as an artist. Zach Seth is prepared and ready for the next chapter of his career and his body of work leaves little doubt that exciting things surely lie ahead for Zach Seth Band.