Damon Fowler Interview: “These days I’m not in a hurry anymore…”

On this Damon Fowler interview, how he went from being a local sensation to opening for Jeff Beck – how this transformed his career… touring with Johnny Winter, Robin Trower, Dickey Betts, Buddy Guy & George Thorogood…why he chose to lead a band instead of being a sideman, dealing with the loss of his mother, his awesome guitars, becoming a father and how this changed him, Sunday BBQ’s, not being in such a hurry, and more. Really cool vibe, great convo:

Damon Fowler is an electric blues / blues rock singer, guitarist, and songwriter. Damon grew up playing all the clubs the Tampa Bay and SW Florida area, becoming a regional powerhouse and then a national and now international act – which was accomplished opening for people like Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck and others. In 2011, Damon teamed up with Victor Wainwright, J.P. Soars, Chuck Riley and Chris Peet to form what was to be known as Southern Hospitality. Their first gig was supporting Buddy Guy & their debut album, Easy Livin’ peaked at No. 9 on the US Billboard Top Blues Album chart. Damon has a new LP out, his 8th – called Alafia Moon, which was co-produced by himself and George Harris (Cheap Trick, Rick Derringer, Brian Johnson fr AC/DC)

Over the years, Fowler has worked with Delbert McClinton, Chris Duarte, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Jeff Beck, Robin Trower, Gregg Allman, Junior Brown, Rick Derringer, Little Feat, Jimmie Vaughan, Victor Wainwright, Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band, Dickey Betts (Damon on slide) and the Radiators

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