Steven Bowers | Music | Halifax, Nova Scotia | THE COAST

Steven Bowers
Steven Bowers stands as an anecdotal, somewhat downbeat counterpart to David Myles among Atlantic Canadian singer-songwriters breaking big this year. His detail and character are worthy of a novelist. An observation like “little merchants” selling lemonade “to an angry, angry world” from “The Boy Who Lost an Eye” shows an empathy that lends weight to everything else. The melancholy tone is lifted by the music, notably Bowers’ guitar, Dale Murray on pedal steel, Kim Dunn on keyboards and on “It Breaks You So,” Cathy Porter’s accordion. Homing tells us life is a struggle that’s worth it if you keep your eyes and ears open.

---Doug Taylor
categories: Local artist

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