LMF: Brandon BowerAugust 31st, 2012 at 1:01 pm by Kyle Bloom under THRS Live Music
Another week wraps up with another great Live Music Friday. Brandon Bower was our guest and filled the studio with his soulful voice. Originally from Augusta, GA, Brandon was once described by a radio DJ as “If Elvis Presley and James Brown had a child, it would be no other than Brandon Bower” and I’d have to agree. His voice instantly reminded me of Richie Sambora, who I think has one of the most underrated vocals and you can really pick up the passion he puts into his songs. Brandon has been an accomplished songwriter, crafting over 50 songs including co-writing a few with Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum. Brandon will be performing as part of the American Music Festival and will be appearing Saturday at 6:30 at 13th St. You can find out more about Brandon and listen to tracks from his CD “Brandon Bower & The Big Mighty right here and you can check his entire two song performance on The Hampton Roads Show below.
This weekend is a big weekend of music with The American Music Festival and with the 23 bands that will line the route at the Rock ‘N’ Roll Half-Marathon. Next weekend is another big weekend of tunes with not one but two great events. Norfolk with be hosting the inaugural ETC-Embrace The Culture Festival Saturday, Sept. 8. It will take over Town Point Park with an eclectic mix of local and national artists and crafts along with a food truck court. Yes! Food Trucks!! I’ll have a more in-depth preview of the event next week. Across the HRBT, the 30th Annual Hampton Bay Days kick off Friday. A big array of the LMF family will be hitting the stages along downtown Hampton including The Dharma Initiative, Seth Stainback, EVER-G, Longfellow Street, Bobby “Blackhat” Walters, Kaycee McGehee, Lewis McGehee, Grant Austin Taylor, Ron Fetner, Jackie Scott & The Housewreckers and Blue Lords. Many more acts will be performing when Bay Days kicks off next Friday. I’ll also have a full preview of Bay Days next week.
That’s all for me today. I’m still on Baby Bloom watch..waiting..patiently. Have a great and safe Labor Day weekend and I’ll catch you next week. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MUSIC