Kete Bowers is a singer / songwriter born in Liverpool. His music crosses many genres from Country, Folk, Rock, Americana and Blues.
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Kete started writing his own songs in 2008. Recorded his debut album “Road” in 2010, and in April 2013 he released two songs, White River Road and Ghosts.
“ A top – notch songwriter, up there with such other rootsy country tunesmiths as Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell and John Prine. One of the finest debuts I've heard in many a moon.”
Alan Cackett: Maverick Country Magazine. 2011.
“A lot of international country artists are more authentic than the ones here at home. Kete Bowers is one of those artists.”
Pure Country Magazine. USA. 2011.
“Powerful and compelling”.
Steve Caseman. R2 Rock and Reel Magazine. 2011.
“ This is rootsy country music rather than over polished Nashville, it's evocative and tells a story the way country songs used to. Except those stories have moved with the time. The traditions and country are being well looked after and Liverpool born Kete Bowers knows the heart”.
Fatea Magazine May 2013.
“That timeless feel in the music and lyrics is just right to allow the song to fit on any modern – day radio format.
Review of White River Road. 2013.
By Matheson Kamin
Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)
“White River Road” captures the sound of heartache and loss and does so in a way that is rather beautiful and that's a feat, to be sure”.
Review of White River Road. 2013.
By Andrew Greenhalgh.
Country music seems to embrace an ever revolving door of styles. Once hailed for its heartfelt stories of love, loss and tears in our beers, it has now leaned its favoritism in a country-pop direction. Pushing aside those aching slide guitar solos to make room for the perfect boot scootin’ boogie beat, we find ourselves at a cross-roads for the future of country music.
The continuously evolving Kete Bowers brings his perfectly, unpolished country sound to us from Liverpool. Described as the ‘Nashville of the North’ Liverpool has embraced its love for country western history and Bowers, aligns flawlessly with it’s lessons. His self produced record “Road” released in 2010, invited his listeners to a world of love and loss. With a sound compared to the late, great Johnny Cash, Bowers’ single, “Chained to You” paints the perfect picture for what happens when love meets that loss.
Close your eyes, and picture this. A lone cowboy on the prairie, astride his oldest friend, a horse of thirty-plus years. The only way he keeps awake under the burning sun is by listening to the constant cadence of his partner’s hooves.
With Bowers latest single produced by Fran Ashcroft, “The Rain King” he introduces us to his newest sound. Keeping with his honest country roots, his play with production, creates a kind of cross bred Zeppelin, Petty and Neil Young mix. He doubles the guitar melody throughout. A crisp acoustic line with a perfectly, not perfect electric sound. “The Rain King,” is sensational.
A story about Bowers’ youth, his simple lyrics, “kids dodging bullets on the high plain… with songs to sing and dreams to live” his newest song, leaves the listener wondering who the Rain King really is. Someone or something that may come save him from his past, present or future.
Kete Bowers continues to invent the “country wheel” for himself and his listeners. I trust “The Rain King” will find its way, to the soundtrack of some Quentin Tarantino flick. Maybe there we can find out who “The Rain King” really is.
Artist Kete Bowers
Song: “The Rain King”
Reviewed by Sara Routh: August 2015.
Rating 4 out of 5 stars
KETE BOWERS’s tracks