Handful O’ Nickels: Philip Bowen (6.22.23)

Philip Bowen is a singer-songwriter from Montgomery, West Virginia, whose way with a fiddle and bow has impressed millions through social media and even an appearance on the television show America’s Got Talent. His rising star is certainly of the 21st Century variety, but behind the mainstream appeal of a “dream come true narrative” is an artist crafting lived-in, every-person-anywhere songs that speak to family, social awareness, and moments worth savoring. On August 18th, Bowen will release his debut full-length album Old Kanawha, an ode to the Mountain State and the people and places that mean the most to the 38-year-old, delivered through emotional strings and honest storytelling.