“Derek has one hell of a voice. It's powerful, raw and pulls you in. It's safe to say in the next 5-10 years Derek Bowen will be a household name.”
“A true entertainer that captivates the listener as if they were the only person he is playing to.”
“Derek works the crowd really well, keeping them involved, making them feel like he is singing just for them. I like it all, especially when he adds the harmonica to his songs and busts out some old skool jams that are totally unexpected. They really reel the crowd in just about when they are starting to allow things to distract them from listening, then boom! “Let’s Get It On!”, and I think I remember a little “I like big butts and I cannot lie”. Done, crowd is his.”
“Derek Bowen, a true showman from Chapmanville was our next act. Wow, this guy’s got it all: amazing energy, musical talent, a fresh sound. Upbeat from the beginning, offering a nice change of pace thus far for the evening, he opened with an acoustic version of AC/DC’s “TNT”. This beer swilling, harmonica playing, Gallagher fashion inspired country boy reminded us all how beautiful we were… and how talented he is.”
"The Voice of America Lives"