Roger Creager, Kevin Fowler

Fri Apr 6 2012

8:30 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Joe's on Weed Street

940 West Weed St. Chicago, IL 60622

$10.00

Ages 21+

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Roger Creager’s newest record may be his best work yet. “Surrender”, released Jan 2012, was produced by Lloyd Maines and marks a “back-to-basics” approach for Roger. As always, Roger creates an interesting collection with songs that are very different from each other and will keep the listener’s attention start to finish. He co-wrote all songs except “Redemption Song”, a Bob Marley classic. 

Ask Kevin Fowler how he’d describe his own music and he doesn’t think twice before responding: “It’s country with a bad attitude. It’s country with an edge. It’s just beer-drinkin’, hell-raisin’, good-time music.” 

Plus, join NBC Chicago Nonstop’s popular host Whitney Reynolds as she celebrates her first anniversary of her show “Weekends with Whitney”. Whitney’s anniversary special will feature a live studio audience with segments focusing on Whitney’s southern roots. From the music to the food, this Texas native knows how to celebrate a birthday. Come join Whitney for event of the season. 




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    Country-pop may have ruled the charts, but Kevin Fowler established himself impressively throughout Texas by making modest honky tonk-style country for regular folks. Raised in the West Texas town of Amarillo, the guitarist began his musical career on both drums and piano. He left Texas at age 20 for the bright lights of Los Angeles, where he studied music at the Guitar Institute of Technology. He returned to Texas soon after and settled in Austin, where he joined the hard rock band Dangerous Toys. Following this eye-opening stint, Fowler started his own Southern hard rock band, Thunderfoot. He soon came to the realization, however, that he couldn't shake his West Texas roots and gave up hard rock for country, the style of music he grew up with.

    Fowler put together a country band in 1998 and began playing Tuesday nights at Babe's on Sixth Street in Austin. Within two years, he'd begun recording albums and struck it big with his self-released Beer, Bait and Ammo (2000). The album sold around 30,000 copies in the Texas area and garnered an impressive amount of airplay, particularly for the album's title track. The song became somewhat of a Texas anthem; Mark Chesnutt made the song part of his live show, and Sammy Kershaw recorded it. Fowler returned in 2002 with his third album, High on the Hog, and boasted some impressive guests, including Willie Nelson and David Lee Garza.

    Fowler steadily built up an audience throughout the 2000s through concerts and a pair of albums for Equity, 2004's Loose, Loud & Crazy and Bring It On. By 2010, Fowler's profile had increased enough to attract major-label attention -- Lyric Street signed him in January but the label folded shortly afterward, with Fowler's contract transferring to Disney -- and he wound up with two solid hit singles later that year in "Beer Season" and "Pound Sign (#?*!)." Both singles were featured on Best Of...So Far, which appeared at the end of the year. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi

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Roger Creager, Kevin Fowler

Fri Apr 6 2012 8:30 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Joe's on Weed Street Chicago IL
Roger Creager, Kevin Fowler
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$10.00 Ages 21+

Roger Creager’s newest record may be his best work yet. “Surrender”, released Jan 2012, was produced by Lloyd Maines and marks a “back-to-basics” approach for Roger. As always, Roger creates an interesting collection with songs that are very different from each other and will keep the listener’s attention start to finish. He co-wrote all songs except “Redemption Song”, a Bob Marley classic. 

Ask Kevin Fowler how he’d describe his own music and he doesn’t think twice before responding: “It’s country with a bad attitude. It’s country with an edge. It’s just beer-drinkin’, hell-raisin’, good-time music.” 

Plus, join NBC Chicago Nonstop’s popular host Whitney Reynolds as she celebrates her first anniversary of her show “Weekends with Whitney”. Whitney’s anniversary special will feature a live studio audience with segments focusing on Whitney’s southern roots. From the music to the food, this Texas native knows how to celebrate a birthday. Come join Whitney for event of the season.