Mike Lowry’s music is southern influenced guitar-driven Americana-Rock. With the mixed influences of Tom Petty, Allman Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Nirvana, Muddy Waters, and Waylon Jennings, Mike creates a new and innovative yet familiar sound with his music.
Mike became a fixture in the Atlanta roots music scene during the “golden era” mid-2000’s, holding residencies at famed Atlanta haunts like Darwins, Fuzzy’s and Northside Tavern. Lowry has honed his craft while playing with legends, having spent several years touring and recording with blues troubadour Tinsley Ellis, appearing on his Alligator Records release Moment of Truth. Southern rock pioneers Wet Willie with Jimmy Hall have called on his guitar skills for their later reunion shows. Mike went on to pursue a solo career. As his notoriety and live performances took off, he jumped to larger stages— opening for John Mayer, Buddy Guy, Dr. John, Levon Helm and every southern boys’ dream— Lynyrd Skynyrd. Thousands of gigs later, Mike Lowry is a full-fledged guitar master, session musician and songwriter capable of delivering an incendiary live show of well crafted original music.
But the long road of a life lived in the entertainment industry is nothing new for Lowry, it is the next chapter in a family tradition. Both Lowry’s parents conducted their livelihood in the confines of show business: his mother as a Broadway and touring dancer/choreographer and his father as a lighting and effects engineer for 70s concert spectacles including Parliament’s Mothership Connection Tour. With his parents’ influence, Lowry began an early career as a child actor and commercial model appearing in movies, television and radio. But at age 11, Lowry dedicated himself to music after receiving an electric guitar from his father. From there on, he has put all his passion into teaching himself to be the best, on guitar and as a true, from-the-heart, musician’s musician.
Now, Lowry is on the verge of another breakthrough with the recording of his new album. Like all great musicians, he is stepping away from the over-the-top guitar worship of his youth and concentrating on the honesty of the music that will be his calling card in the years to come.