"The Canadian amazes as virtuosic guitarist in the same way as with his mature sounding voice. He masters Peter Green's "Rattle Snake Shake".
- Stereoplay Magazine
"Jimmy Bowskill is one of brightest shining stars for people who love REAL rock and blues music."
-Jeb Wright, Classic Rock Revisited
"Live and in the studio he reacts cleverly. Jimmy Bowskill doesn't have to hide behind anyone regarding his singing and guitar-playing. Only 19 years old, he already plays in
the top league...Peter Green, Stevie Ray Vaughan or Jeff Healey send their regards."
Jimmy Bowskill has done a lot in his musical career. Since being discovered by Jeff Healey at the age of 11 playing guitar outside of his club in Toronto, he has opened for Dickey Betts, Garth Hudson, ZZ Top, Deep Purple and The Sam Roberts Band. He has toured internationally including shows in Germany, Ukraine, France, Mexico and at the World Expo in Japan in 2005. He has also received a Juno Award nomination for Best Blues Album. All this and he's only 19 years-old.
Jimmy Bowskill Band Live is an explosion of Blues and Rock, with nods to many of Jimmy's heroes like B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and friend Paul Rodgers (from the band Free). The album is spiced with two Paul Rodgers songs. Peter Green, a British blues guitar hero, is represented by Rattlesnake Shake from the early days of Fleetwood Mac. Bowskill is a musician of many influences and he brings out all of them for this album while bringing forth his own sound which can be caught in many of his own written and co-written songs including the fan favourite "Diamond Ring".
The cover of the album, featuring art by the infamous Bob Masse (who did posters for the likes of Bob Dylan, The Doors, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and Janis Joplin) matches Jimmy Bowskill's talent perfectly. This is the classic Blues and Rock music with the same raw quality that has excited audiences for decades.
- Far From Reality
- Rattlesnake Shake
- Walk In My Shadows
- Be Mine
- Broke Down Engine
- Drifting Haze
- Diamond Ring
- Ride A Pony
- Three O'Clock In The Morning
- Link Into Your Chain