Lewis Cowdrey – Man From Mars (2015)

Lewis Cowdrey - Man From Mars (2015)
Artist: Lewis Cowdrey
Album: Man From Mars
Year Of Release: 2015
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)

Tracklist:
1. Look Out (3:36)
2. Hold Your Hero High (3:04)
3. My Country Girl (4:55)
4. Walked All Night Long (3:47)
5. Do Something (2:43)
6. Don’t Open The Door For Nobody (7:06)
7. Don’t Start Me Talkin’ (2:59)
8. Can’t Stop These Teardrops (2:05)
9. Cloudy Weather (3:22)
10. Brother Joe (4:53)
11. Man From Mars (3:00)
12. Misty (5:17)
13. Miss Boogaloo (4:42)
14. Stop Breakin’ Down (2:55)

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Personnel:
Lewis Cowdrey: Vocals, Harmonica
Chris Ruest: Guitar
Brandon Hudspeth: Guitar
Patrick Reco: Bass
David Watson: Drums

Lewis Cowdrey was born 1945 in Albuquerque, NM, is one of the original founders of the Austin blues scene. His band, Storm, featured a who’s who of the Austin legends. Lewis is a world class harpman, vocalist, guitarist, and band leader.

He has been living in Wichita, Kansas for several years and playing locally. Lewis was based in L.A. in 1968 leading a Black Blues band featuring Pee Wee Crayton. He also worked with Johnny Otis on a belated recording project before returning to Lubbock where he met a young woman who admired his record collection (Angela Strehli) Strehli and Lewis Cowdrey formed the Fabulous Rockets. Lewis also was co-founder of STORM, a legendary Austin, Texas Blues band that boasted Denny Freeman, Jimmie Vaughn, Keith Ferguson and W.C. Clark.

His second 1994 CD on Antone’s, “It’s Lewis,” (debut was a year earlier) is probably the Best Texas Blues release of the last years. Unfortunately for Lewis, it was so good that it caused politics/jealousy to work against his career. Worked with bluesman Wichitan poet Wes Race. This brilliant singer/harpist from Texas believes he is “the white James Brown”, and he is!

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