Damon Fowler

“Fowler is as expressive a songwriter as he is a singer and instrumentalist. He’s preaching an otherworldly, Americana-themed gospel from a six-stringed pulpit. He is a roots guitar guru.” – LIVING BLUES

“He’s a formidable slide guitar player who has also mastered lap steel and dobro as well as electric guitar, indeed, Fowler may be so skillful that he prefers pickin’ tasty to larger-than-life guitar heroics.” – BILLBOARD   

Florida’s Gulf Coast has produced a plethora of distinctive musicians, from the blues of Tampa Red to jazz greats Cannonball and Nat Adderley to former Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts to The Outlaws.  Tampa’s Damon Fowler, a masterful singer, guitar player and songwriter, has absorbed the best of and furthered the work of the region’s definitive artists.  A hard driving troubadour, his music is steeped with soul and representative of the many styles that make up the roots of American music. He gained the respect of his peers given his featured slot in Butch Truck’s Freight Train band and his side gig as guitarist in the Dickey Betts Band.  Critics have compared Fowler’s guitar work to Johnny Winter and Jeff Beck, while his slide guitar is reminiscent of the late Duane Allman.  Fowler’s 2021 Landslide Records release, Alafia Moon, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chartspent four months in the Top 20, and was nominated for a BMA in the Blues/Rock category.  His follow up record, Damon Fowler & Friends, LIve At The Palladium,  garnered strong airplay throughout the United States and Europe.  The new release, BARNYARD SMILE, featuring 8 new original Fowler compositions plus distinctive covers of Bo Diddley and Jerry Reed tunes, combines all of the influences that have shaped his distinctive blues career.

On the strength of Fowler’s hybrid of roots rock, blues, and sacred steel, the Florida native started wowing audiences with his musical exploits as a teenager, building a reputation as one of the hottest young players on the scene. Adding songwriting and vocal skills to his repertoire over the years has brought him many accolades, with music journalists extolling his originality and maturity as well as his technical guitar expertise.  Allmusic.com raved that “Fowler’s creative lap steel work is what sets him apart from the rest of the guitar heroes.”

Produced by Fowler and George Harris (Cheap Trick, Rick Derringer, Brian Johnson—AC/DC), BARNYARD SMILE represents Fowler’s 11thh solo release.

Previous albums:

1999 Riverview Drive – Self released

2000 Roots and Branches – Self released
2003 Live at Skipper’s Smokehouse – Self released
2009 Sugar Shack – Blind Pig
2011 Devil Got His Way – Blind Pig
2014 Sounds of Home  – Blind Pig
2015 Damon Fowler Live 2015 – Self Released

2018 Whiskey Bayou Session – Whiskey Bayou Records

2021 Alafia Moon – Landslide Records

2023 Live At The Palladium – Landslide Records

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