02/16/18 * Bradenton, FL @ Ace’s Live
02/17/18 * Tampa, FL @ Skipper’s Smokehouse
03/02/18 * St. Petersburg, FL @ 3 Daughters Brewing
03/07/18 * Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Parker Playhouse
03/08/18 * Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live
03/09/18 * Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
03/10/18 * Apollo Beach,FL @ Manatee Festival of the Arts
03/15/18 * New Port Richey, FL@ Chasco Fiesta
03/16/18 * St. Petersburg, FL @ The Ale And The Witch
03/17/18 * Sarasota, FL @ Blue Rooster
03/18/18 * Matlacha, FL @ Seven Seas Bait and Tackle
03/23/18 * Atlanta, GA @ Blind Willie’s
03/24/18 * Tallahassee, FL @ Bradfordville Blues Club
03/30/18 * Fort Myers, FL @ The Barrel Room
04/27/18 * Abilene, TX @ Key City Rhythm & Blues Festival
05/19/18 * Tampa, FL @ Skipper’s Smokehouse
08/18/18 * Winter Haven, FL @ Tanners Lakeside
09/06-09/18 * Las Vegas, NV @ Big Blues Bender
Tour Dates: http://www.damonfowler.com/shows/
The singular Leon Russell, who died today at age 74, impacted musicians from various generations and genres. The Oklahoma native was a famed session musician, bandleader, and hit songwriter before becoming a solo star in the 1970s. Russell enjoyed a late career comeback when he collaborated with Elton John on the 2010 album “The Union.” The following year, Russell was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.” Damon Fowler, while living in a historic cottage in Bradenton Beach, released his 2011 album “Devil Got His Way,” which features mostly originals as well as a cover of Russell’s classic hit “Tight Rope.” “Devil Got His Way” reached No. 13 on Billboard’s Blues Albums chart and while Fowler is best known as a blues musician, like Russell, he enjoys working in various styles; dividing his time between leading a namesake power trio, playing in blues supergroup Southern Hospitality and serving as co-lead guitarist and singer in co-founding Allman Brother Butch Trucks’ Freight Train Band. “I love Leon Russell,” Fowler says from his home in Lakeland, just a few days before returning to the road with Trucks. “There was just something about his mix between country and gospel and honky tonk, he had a really good recipe for all that stuff, soul and blues, he really put it together seamlessly.” READ FULL ARTICLE!
It’s time for the 18th GABBAfest! This festival has been going on since 1997 (with a couple interruptions). Macon is the home once again for this great little fest September 22-24. Ah, but what, you ask, is GABBAfest? Good question. It’s a great acronym for Georgia Allman Brothers Band Association. Now that makes sense!
Saturday September 23 at the Douglass Theatre – An Evening with The Freight Train with special guests Vaylor Trucks and Melody Trucks and Cody Dickinson and Luther Dickinson. Doors at 6:30, show at 7:30. The Freight Train Band are: Heather Gillis, guitar, vocals; Damon Fowler, guitar, vocals; Bruce Katz, keyboards; Garrett Dawson, percussion; Matt Walker, bass; and Justin Headly, drums.