Rick J Bowen: drummer, vocalist, songwriter, instructor and journalist.
Rick grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan playing in school band, choir and show bands. While earning a BA at Western Michigan University in History and Social Science, he was able to spend two years in the rhythm section of Gold Company, a top college jazz vocal ensemble and was a member of the Bronco marching band. He was also active in Community Theater, performing on stage and in the orchestra. Moving to the Northwest in 1994, Rick soon landed gigs and sessions with many diverse local artists and is currently a member of the award winning Stacy Jones Band. He is also an associate producer and session musician for Critical Sun Recordings, serves on the executive board for the Washington Blues Society and is a contributing writer at Innocent Words, Seattle Examiner, No Depression Seattle Music Insider and the Washington Blues Society.