Levi Fowler

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

By Kate Kinder
Editor in Chief  

Mr. Levi Fowler is originally from Girard Kansas and currently resides in Lubbock, Texas. His hobbies include mainly music, but he also enjoys hunting and fishing.

Are you currently touring? If so with who?
“I guess you could call it touring. I play harmonica with Dalton Domino & the Front Porch Family Band.”

When and why did you start playing?
“I started playing when I was 18 because an ex got me a guitar for my birthday.”

Which instruments do you play?
“I play harmonica and guitar.”

What drives your passion?
“I don't know. I do it because it's my passion.”

Where do you usually gather songwriting inspiration? What is your usual songwriting process?
“Stories I've heard or make up or from simply life. My process is non-existing. Meaning I don't have one I just kinda write until I feel the song is done.”

What were the first songs you learned?
“I learned Jesus left Chicago on bass.”

Is your family musical?
“My brother is but other than that I was told my great uncle played harmonica.”

Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?
“There are too many to name but I admire the feeling they put into the skill. Makes me want to be as good as them one day.”

Which famous musicians have you learned from?
Well writing styles I guess from Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash and harmonica I use to play along with Junior Wells.”

What are your fondest musical memories?
“Just playing with great musicians.”

Who are your favorite musicians?
“Well Willie Nelson would be my favorite, but I think Jerry Reed was one of the best guitar players I've ever heard. Along with Doc Watson and Chet Atkins. There are so many great musicians it's pick a favorite.”

What is a typical week like for you?
“Being broke and playing music! Lol”

What's your favorite thing about being on the road?
“Always being somewhere new.”

What's the funniest thing that's happened on the road?
“There's something new every day.”

Best place to eat while on the road?
“Anything other than fast food.”

What's the best town play in?
“As of now, Lubbock.”

Since everyone was a start-up once, can you give any smaller or local bands looking to get gigs and airplay some tips?

“Make sure the band is tight!”

Thank you much Levi! Can't wait to hear more from FPFB! 

xxx West Texas Sweetheart

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