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Bluesfestival Hoogeveen 17 November 2018


maandag 2 juli 2018

Release: TRAVIS BOWLIN - SECUNDUS 2018

Secundus_Cover_Art_MediumTRAVIS  BOWLIN  ~    SECUNDUS
LABEL: MOONBEAM RECORDS RELEASE DATE: JULY 13, 2018 
Travis Bowlin’s second studio album, “Secundus,” is a flavorful, driven, yet sultry rock/soul/blues opus that takes us from the jazzy, smoky lounge feeling of ‘Casaurina Sand’ to heavy-hitting rock songs like ‘Dancin’ with the Devil.’
There’s plenty of soul in between with tunes like ‘Strange Vibes,’ with its Wilson Pickett feel from start to finish, and the downright dirty blues stylings of tracks like ‘Slow Cooker Man’ & ‘Vicksburg Blues.’ This record is filled with lyrics that take you right there like a movie inside your head. There’s love, hate, happiness, sadness, and plenty of attitude throughout. The 12 original compositions were recorded at Mainframe Recording Studio with Bowlin serving as producer and Nathan Smith as sound engineer.

“Secundus is Latin for the Second but can also be used to describe being lucky or favorable,” says Bowlin. “I’m the second so named after my father. The Latin way for saying this and the other meanings of the word really resonated with me. My roots are blues and this word, Secundus, and its meanings, reminded me of John Lee Hooker’s song ‘Mr. Lucky.’ I feel very lucky and blessed to be able to do what I do. I have really put a lot of myself into this record in more ways than one. As an artist you never are satisfied with anything you do, but there's a time when you have to say ok, that's enough. Here are 12 songs about how I feel, how you might feel, and for everyone to have an opinion on. I am very proud of the music that was made in the studio and the “fun work” put into this record. I’m excited for everyone to hear it.”

TRACK LENGTH 1. STRANGE VIBES  3:41 2. IN THE WORST WAY  3:52 3. DANCIN’ WITH THE DEVIL 2:46 4. ALL OVER AGAIN  4:20 5. DON’T LEAD ME ON  2:54 6. VICKSBURG BLUES  3:38
7. GO TO GIRL   3:56 8. YOU KNOW YOU ARE  3:43 9. CASAURINA SAND   2:43 10. I CAN LET GO   4:09 11. RECORD SHOP   3:10 12. SLOW COOKER MAN  4:20

TRAVISBOWLIN.COM
Publicist: Betsie Brown, Blind Raccoon, betsie@blindraccoon.com, 901.268.6065
 Booking: Travis Bowlin, TBowlinMusic@gmail.com, 812.290.7813