Philip Bowen from @philipbowenmusic comes back on to the podcast to join Brittney for a second time to catch up on the whirlwind his career has been in the last year since he shared his story. They sit down to catch up about his Debut Album “Old Kanawha”, America’s Got Talent and navigating his career.
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On this episode Philip Bowen and Britt discuss:
How he is navigating his new normal of touring and writing. While also honoring his relationships as an entrepreneur for himself, his spouse and family. We discuss his debut album “Old Kanawha”, what writing an album was like, and the story behind his. We go in depth about his song “Old Kanawha”, the meaning of the song, how it resonates with Brittney and the audience. What building up others on social media looks like, and being kind; the goodness that can transpire from doing so. His audition on America’s Got Talent and what he has to come. He’s a true inspiration whether you are a musician, a business owner, or just a family man.
Topics that are discussed with Philip Bowen on this episode of Reckoning:
It’s been a year since you were on last, everyone can listen to your last episode here. And, man it looks like it has been a whirlwind since we last chatted. You have graced the stages of America’s Got Talent, The Bluebird Cafe, and 3rd & Lindsley, sharing your gift with audiences across the nation. Notably, you had the privilege of performing alongside Kathy Mattea on NPR’s Mountain Stage. (I had 18 wheels and a dozen roses on my wedding playlist)
You’ve been writing and recording new music. . . You recent released your single Vampire in Appalachia, and even more recently Old Kanawha. This is a song that I know our Audience has their own version of their “Old Kanawha” Do you mind if I read some of the lyrics?
“Well there’s the New and there’s the Gauley, but they’re a little too rough
The Greenbrier and the Holly, but they ain’t deep enough
But there’s a place in the Valley, that runs wide and free
She’s the mighty Old Kanawha, and she is home to me.”– Philip Bowen, Old Kanawha
Did you have a specific moment that this song steamed from? Can you walk us through where this was inspired from?
What is it like sitting down to write a song?
When I listen to your music and see you perform it feels so genuine to you. From what I understand this has been a bit of a journey of making music that was true to you. What tips do you have for people trying to figure out who they are as a brand or an artist?
We talked about those Bucket list performances like: the Bluebird Cafe that we talked about in the last episode to this year the Mountain Stage in your home state of West Virginia. To just recently you are a current contestant on AGT, returning to the show in late August 2023 to participate in the live shows after getting a standing ovation and 5 yes votes after playing a killer version of System of the Down’s “Chop Suey.” How did AGT come about??
You have been BUSY, have you been able to take some time outdoors going back to WV?
You can find Philip Bowen’s album, Old Kanawha NOW!
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