Drew Kennedy had established himself as one of the most gifted songwriters in our region. His albums, "Fresh Water in the Salton Sea" & "Wide Listener", were heralded for their depth and sonic beauty around the Americana world. Drew's newest effort, "At Home in the Big Lonesome" is available for pre-sale September 30th and set for release November 3rd. Drew hops on with The Co-Write to discuss his childhood in Pennsylvania, a record setting college baseball career in Virginia and how it all lead to his discovery of the Americana singer/songwriters that helped mold him into the artist he is today. Hear Drew tell of what the early days of music were like, and how he continues to exceed the high bars he sets for himself and his music.
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Wade Bowen has been a dominate force on the Texas music scene since it caught fire in the early 2000's. Beginning his journey in Lubbock, TX, Wade used the momentum carried from building a large following in a college town to make what would become his first hit record, The Blue Light Live. Although the road is never easy, Bowen continue to push towards his goal of being a career musician, and after a few years of searching while scraping every dollar together he could, Bowen began an incredible streak of successful projects. Beginning with Lost Hotel, Bowen's streak of albums, including If We Ever Make It Home, The Given, Wade Bowen & a soon to be released, Keith Gattis produced album, could arguably be one of the most solid runs of releases this genre has ever seen. Listen to Bowen take a turn with The Co-Write to discuss his career from the early days to the present, and how he desires to continue to push the boundaries even further.