Described as Acid Folk, this album is rich with nature, earthly tones, and eclectic harmony. Truly a product of the love of music this album….. is well placed in folk pop, blues rock, free jazz, and folk rock.
“What’s Keeping Me Going” is the title track. Loved the Santana style guitar and grooving bongos. Took me to the days of a young James Taylor with just a hint of Bob Dylan.
There is even a light dash of Neil Young in the mix and that is why I think this album is a keeper. Born in Milwaukee but currently making his home in Tokyo, Arthur Fowler is a genius with a vision.
Also classified as a jazz-rock style Arthur just keeps expanding and creating exceptional music. You can stream the full album here live:
Members of this dynamic group are: Arthur Fowler on guitars and Lead Vocals. On electric bass you’ll find Kiyo Tahara, and acoustic bass Alan Gleason. Bringing up the middle on accordion and fiddle is Jim Ediger. Rounding out this exceptional group of talented artists is Kei “HU” Takasugi, Kikuko Yasui, and Matthew Skoller.
This album was recorded and mixed in one of Tokyo’s best studio’s by Seiki Kitano, better know as (Bang On Recordings), and mastered by the gifted Keiko Ueda with MTC Mastering.
As a teenager Arthur’s ambition was to echo the essence of the great Jimi Hedrix while absorbing the texture of the blues jam scene during the 1980’s. The years following his musical journey to oneness have included regular tours through out the US,especially in the ares of Illinois, Nebraska, and Iowa; all the while enjoying solo performances in cities around Japan mixed in with his tour in the US.
Currently playing jazz, pop and blues in Tokyo, including performing with the rock, folk band AJA, Arthur is making a mark and creating his brand with the release of the new EP. “What’s Keeping Me Going” is evergreen.
Inspired by artists like Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, and Carlos Santana; Arthur Fowler is creating classic vibrations with a hints of Billie Holiday and one of the worlds leading jazz pianists,….Nat King Cole.
“Twilight Breeze” takes me pool side, in the summer. Night time with guests, wine, martini’s and a pig on the fire. Smooth, warm, and inviting. This one just may be my favorite. The guitar hits reminded me of mellow Santana with that taste of Garcia. Exquisite.
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