Buy a Record, Make a Difference is a new series we have created to help local musicians generate income during COVID-19. It is based on the principle that we should support and reward the hard work local artists have already put into recordings, as it is an immensely difficult undertaking to be creating new material under current circumstances. There is currently a lot of emphasis on livestreaming and innovation in our industry, and while those things absolutely have their place, we think it’s also important to boost projects that have already been completed.
In each post, we’ll ask a local artist a series of the same questions, give them the opportunity to talk about recordings they’re proud of, and ask them to talk about other local musicians whose work they admire. It’s our hope that you’ll take the time to listen to & purchase the work of local artists, or at the very least share their work with others.
1. Who are you?
My name is Dalannah Gail Bowen and I am living my 75th year. I have been singing since I was twenty years of age and I sing blues/jazz and gospel music.
I recently recorded my 6th CD called Looking Back and the music is my perspective on the current state of the world….smiles!
2. Describe your music as best you can.
My music has been described as “Billie Holiday meets Howlin’ Wolf”, which is an indicator of my style. When I was younger, I sang more in the Etta James vein but now I am more laid back.
3. What’s your latest recording (or a recording you’d like to promote)? Where can people get it?
My latest recording is Looking Back and you can get it here, or contact me at dalannahsmusic (at) gmail (dot) com and we can make arrangements.
4. Is there another local musician whose work you’d like to give a shout out to?
I’d like to give a shout out to Michael Creber who has been my piano player for many years and is an exceptional musician.