all specialists of good Bluesrock Music know, there have been quite a
few new talents on the horizon within the last 10 years or so. Some of
them quickly vanished again below the underground, some of them managed
to swim free like Joe Bonamassa for instance, and some others are still
playing around the clubscene, - mainly the european one.
This phenomen I have explained already in my last live review of Stoney
Curtis. But though those artists have still got a listenership of aprox.
100 - to 200 guests, they do have at least have a name in the genre.
Jimmy Bowskill is one of them, whereby there is something special about
him, and that's the fact, that he is one of the youngest musicians in
Bluesrock. At the early age of 10 he was discovered and one year later
pushed by none other than Jeff Healey. With 12 years old he released his
first studioalbum. And beeing 14 made him the youngest artist ever
beeing nominated for the canadian Juno Awards.
Since then the ball is rolling and shoots one goal after the other
down.... or should I rather say upwards, as Jimmy has just released his
fifth studioalbum namend 'Back Number' in January. And hey man, I mean -
beeing only 21 and having 5 albums out!!! - not many have done that yet.
And he doesn't come out of a high musical family. Daddy Steve (see pic
below) can play the guitar a little for a livingroom use, as his son
therefore he's Jimmy's manager, Roadie, minder and girl for everything
as we say so, and of course still his dad.
No, in fact, Jimmy taught himself how to play the guitar and then got
some lessions later on. Today his ideas and the skills how to play,
develop from itselves, and it doesn't seem, he takes a huge effort for
that. You could actually name him a so called shooting star, if there
was a little more resonance and echo about his talents and his
CDs. But that again is not up to him, but rather due to economical
and promo technical circumstances. I guess, I don't tell you any news by
that, do I?!! So little Jimmy has still got to play the smaller
clubscene, as many of his collegues do so. And well, he is still soooo
young and has tons of time to make his dreams come true. And everybody
is starting from the bottom, so what?! So he is happy about every single
guest at his concerts. He luv's Europe, as he said in the interview
before the show, because everything is so close to each other. Over here
you drive 3-4 hours from one to the next venue. At home in Canada it's
very often 8 hourse and more. - So this is actually the third time,
Jimmy is here in Europe on a headliner clubtour and with him his new
band including bassist Wayne Deadder and drummer Richard Brown. And
this trip has lead the threesome and daddy Steve once again also to the
Garage Club in Munich.