Opener: Kaitlin Butts 9pm
Wade Bowen: 10:30pm
Across five independent albums and a decade-plus of touring, Wade Bowen has amassed a string of regional hits and awards, and a fan base that’s passionate about music.
Indeed, in the fourteen years since Bowen launched his career, he’s risen from collegiate greenhorn to the top of the Texas music and Red Dirt circuit. His colleagues and friends Pat Green, Jack Ingram, Eli Young Band and others had made the major-label leap, helping to take a vibrant regional sound to the rest of America.
Now Bowen is poised to bring that Red Dirt and independent spirit to country music at large. According to The New York Times, Bowen is “an earnest and direct singer who wrings feeling from a small vocal gestures and whose songwriting . . . is graceful, with a twists like small sighs.”