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James Cowden / Bio

There is an expansive hole in the music market that has left many with a thirst for music that touches with creativity , depth, inspiration and renewed passion. The music industry is not focused on generations of people who cannot connect emotionally or intellectually with pop, rap, and the latest retread of a boyband. I prefer to offer new music that reflects experience (and how it’s presented) and allows this group to connect to themselves and their own gloriously complex worlds of experience.
Circuitous routes are part of artistic life and James' journey has been no less.
After a series of life altering events, the gravitational pull of music was too strong and he made the leap of faith. "I can honestly say music literally saved my life..."
As a solo performer... he has strong credentials having played in such well known venues as EDDIE'S ATTIC in Atlanta, LESTAT'S in San Diego as well a many European venues. His nomadic upbringing has served him well. Calling New Orleans his "spiritual home", the years living there had a tremendous formative effect. There is a sense of experience in his voice seldom encountered that draws the listener in to each song's deeper levels. A change of rhythm, a tweak of key bring a freshness to the music. As former lead vocalist for the Arizona based show band THE GROOVE MERCHANTS, James has a strong vocal presence not to be missed.

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James Cowden
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James Cowden
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Singer Songwriter / Acoustic / Vocal Groove

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Scottsdale, AZ

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