We’re a Roots Rock Band. We play hard Americana. We use Mandolins, Fiddles, Acoustic Guitars, and an occasional Accordion right beside booming Drums, Fender Strats and Marshall Half Stacks. Polished but wonderfully noisy!
Winner of the 2006 Southern California Music Awards, the 2006 Inland Empire Music Awards, and the 2004 Orange County Music Awards for Best Roots Rock Band. Stellar reviews from The Orange County Register, The LA Times, OC Weekly, Live Magazine and many more. Featured artist on 95.5 KLOS Los Angeles. Record Sales in England, France, Italy, Russia, Japan and Sweden. Walk into any Best Buy, or Tower Records in the Country and buy our CD.
Call us a Ten Year Overnight Sensation!
Year after year playing small rooms, tiny stages, humping equipment, 3:00AM tear downs, shitty sound systems, poor equipment, no equipment, club owners with sound decibel gauges, rude drunks, power failures, tip jars, dive rehearsal studios, sweat, blown out ear drums, Mustang Sally, leaky roofs, 5 hour gigs, 100’s of we’re not interested, flakey musicians, squabbles, brawls, and lack of sleep.
And then……out of nowhere, in the blink of an eye, it’s a warm summer night, Portland, touring with Dwight Yoakam, the houselights go down, the room erupts, then goes quiet, 1500 people packed like cattle stare at the stage, Jim slides on to his thrown……Ladies and Gentlemen, from Southern California…….Give a warm welcome to THE KELLY BOWLIN BAND!!!!
That’s it in a nutshell. That’s where we are. That’s where we’ve come from.