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COY BOWLES

HOMETOWN //  Thomaston, GA

BIRTHDAY //  February 20th, 1979

EDUCATION // BA, Jazz Studies, GA State University

 

 INSTRUMENTS //   Guitar, Slide Guitar, Dobro, Piano, Organ

BANDS // Member of Zac Brown Band since 2007

SONGWRITING // Collaborative writer on three #1 country singles (Colder Weather, Knee Deep, Sweet Annie)

AWARDS // Three-time Grammy winner

AUTHOR // 5 children's books: Amy Giggles: Laugh Out Loud,   Will Powers: Where There's A Will. There's A Way,   When You're Feeling Sick,   Behind the Little Red Door,   Behind The Little Red Door: Can You Touch A Color?, music, blogs and short stories

MUSICAL CAREER

                          I had a room that

was next to my bedroom at my parent’s house. Actually, it was part of the attic. It was my world

and secret passageway into music and all things creative and awesome. The walls were covered

with photos of my favorite bands, musicians, and skateboarders that had been ripped out of magazines and stuck to the wall with thumbtacks and Scotch tape. There was a hammock in this musical, isolation chamber that was filled with sleeping bags and old pillows. I would sit in the hammock and listen to music everyday. I would sing as loud as I could and fill my body with music. It gave me the feeling that I was connected with a force that drives all things amazing.

When I was a kid,

influences

MUSICAL //  Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Donnie Mac, Oliver Wood, Leon Russell,The Beatles, The Allman Brothers, Pearl Jam, Dave Grohl, Misfits

SONGWRITING //  Amos Lee, Donnie Mac, Oliver Wood, Darrell Scott, Gregg Allman, Ryan Adams

GUITAR //  B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Duane Allman, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring, Sean Costello

 SLIDE //   Derek Trucks. Duane Allman

RESONATOR // Jerry Douglas,
Mike Auldridge

KEYS //  Billy Preston, Ray Charles, Kofi Burbridge, John Medeski, Jimmy Smith, Chris Joyner, Leon Russell, Chuck Leavell, Brad Mehldau, David Ellington

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WRITING

I started writing blogs while on the road in 2008. That turned into working with Zac on his cook book and writing a few short stories for it. Which then turned into me writing and self publishing a children's book called Amy Giggles "Laugh Out Loud". Which led to present day where I'm about to release two other children's books both of which are going to be published by real deal publishing companies. I'm very fulfilled,honored, and excited where my writing has gone and where it's going. There's always a story floating around in my head and I'm thankful that I get to get it out and to the people.