Coy Bowles is a musician of passion and soul. He plays and sings like his life depends on it and makes you feel like you need to experience him all over again the next night. You can definitely see the expansive influences in Coys music from Ray Charles-like soul, to Paul Simon-like world music, to Southern Blues, to Coys original pieces that just simply sound like Coy. His musical abilities include a unique take on vocals, guitar, slide guitar, pedal steel, and piano. As Coy himself puts it, "When I started writing music for this band I really wanted to compose music that the listeners could connect to, while still possessing a distinct and completely original sound but always giving a hat-nod to my musical heroes." Coy has had the chance to write, recorded and or performed with many great musicians such as legendary jazz saxophonist Kenny Garrett, jazz pianist Gary Motley, blues guitarist Tinsley Ellis, Atlanta music legend Donny McCormick, organist and composer Ike Stubblefield, Inobe, and many great Altlanta musicians.
Coy Bowles and The Fellowship is a band that fuses the roots of blues with the spontaneity of jazz with twinges of gospel, country, and rock. Coy and The Fellowship perform music for the people with the people. The spirits of the songs are deep and heartfelt, with radio-ready hooks and melodies for your hungry ears. This band has more fun than any group of guys you've ever seen. Everyones laughing, smiling ear to ear, feeling the music deep down in their souls, transporting the audience to a place where they should drop their worries, open up, and ride the vibes.
Coy Bowles and The Fellowship have just finished recording their first CD release, entitle "Into The Distance". This breakthrough debut is destined to become a classic in the collection of everyone who's looking for a new disc that recaptures what you loved about great rock in the first place. With lush songwriting that leans and swings with the likes of Elton John, Paul Simon, and Van Morrison, to the hard hitting horn arrangements, solidly encapsulated with Coy's dark soulful voice singing confidentally around it all.
The album features a spectacular ensemble of Atlantas finest musicians such as Blue Note Recording artist Oliver Wood of The Wood Brothers on the dreamy country duet Goodbye Lullaby, as well as Kevin Leahy who was previously the drummer for Shawn Mullins, and arranger/trombonist Wes Funderburk who is currently recording with Natalie Cole.
Stylistically, the album effortlessy shifts genres and oozes soulful rock. Whether its the Caribbean feel of Ive been Waiting, the weekend anthem Saturday Night, the delightful duet with Oliver Wood on Goodbye Lullaby or the introspective look at life and death on the title track Into the Distance, Coy Bowles and Fellowship bring you a kaleidoscope of music to enjoy at anytime, anywhere.