Events by EventfulRandy Rogers & Wade Bowen
The Randy Rogers Band built its audience by combining forces: It’s a dynamic live act centered around songs that fit the rowdy, party vibe of the concert circuit, but their songs also say something.
That’s particularly true in the new album, The Randy Rogers Band, in which a dozen persuasive tracks give the listener plenty of reasons to want to down a celebratory brewski. But the songs also maintain a depth that makes them powerful and provocative even beyond their edgy arrangements and tough-guy sound.
Invariably, the songs are about people making choices and dealing with the consequences they bring. That’s the case in the opening “Wicked Ways,” in which a string of wild endeavors leaves an out-of-control adult in need of redemption. It’s true in “When The Circus Leaves Town,” where a performer comes to terms with the emotional crash that accompanies the conclusion of a pumped-up show. It’s even a tenet in “One Woman,” a ballad that finds a former playboy recognizing his old choices and behaviors were a shallow pursuit next to the promise and solidity that stand before him.
According to The New York Times, Wade Bowen is “…an earnest and direct singer who wrings feeling from a small vocal gestures and whose songwriting…is graceful, with a twists like small sighs.” The Waco, TX native kicked off 2014 strong performing at Musicfest in Steamboat, CO before kicking off the national “Four On The Floor Tour” with The Randy Rogers Band. Bowen has spend the last decade-plus on the road in support of six critically acclaimed albums. “Saturday Night”, the first single from his latest release The Given appeared in Billboard’s Top 40 Country Songs chart. Bowen will be going into the studio to record his seventh album this spring.