Wednesday, February 13, 2013
There are many faces and many personalities to Vancouver based blues singer Dalannah Gail Bowen. All of those personalities have something in common – a spark, joy, determination and a fire inside. She is more than just a singer – she is woman through and through. Dalannah Gail Bowen is all women – beautiful, tough, talented, nurturing and spiritual. Born of African-Canadian / Cherokee heritage, Bowen has been music-making for forty years in the Canadian blues, rock and soul scene. Bowen started her musical career with the all-female group The Feminine Touch who toured Canada and the USA opening for acts such The Monkees and The Guess Who. As an in-demand vocalist, she has performed with or opened for other major artists including Led Zeppelin, B.B. King, Willie Dixon and many more. Her 2007 CD recording, Mamma’s Got The Blues, was released to wide acclaim and rave reviews from across the globe. “She has a truly spectacular set of pipes and a most commanding stage presence. Bowen, has one of those voices that lays claim to part of your soul the first time you hear it and never lets go. It's that voice. Smoky. Earthy. Soulful. Powerful. But it's not just the voice. It's what she does with it. So much emotion. So much control.” (Canadian Musician Magazine) Dalannah Gail Bowen’s live performances are known for their powerful and energetic delivery while taking an old-school approach, as well as adding contemporary elements. As a versatile and knowledgeable artist, Bowen can also be heard performing in a wide- range of musical collaborations, including traditional drum group The Snowy Owl Drummers, Songs of Mahalia Jackson, a tribute to the world-renowned gospel singer and East Van Morrison, a jazz group that performs selections from Van Morrison’s repertoire. With a funky, talented and experienced group of musicians at her side for this recording of mostly original material, Dalannah Gail Bowen proves that she is in her element, singing blues with conviction, passion and love for music. Them Menz features multi- award-winning guitarist Harris Van Berkel on guitar, Juno winner and Grammy nominee Michael Creber on keys, West Coast Music CARAS Award winner and inductee into the Victoria, BC Rock & Roll Music Hall of Fame Brian Newcombe on bass, multiple Maple Blues Award nominee Chris Nordquist on drums along with a variety of special guests. Produced by Dalannah Gail Bowen, Them Menz is a modern blues collection that moves the genre forward in to the future while recognizing and celebrating its roots and history. If you support live Blues acts, up and coming Blues talents and want to learn more about Blues news and Fathers of the Blues, - ”LIKE” ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorite band!