Bowen blends traditional folk, Americana, and ragtime elements to create his own unique Style well-crafted folk pop beautifully arranged His vocals are smooth and soulful with impressive harmonies reminiscent of the Beach Boys.
SAN DIEGO CITY BEAT
He’s blurs the lines between gypsy jazz, throwback folk and singer/songwriter fare for a compelling Django Reinhardt-Woody Guthrie-James Taylor ménage a trios.
A one man vaudeville show.
Aaron Bowen proves that an improbable combination of instruments and genres can work. He mixes a Dixieland-style banjo, lonesome lap steel guitar, and a wonky accordion with his own syrupy vocals in a way that honors past eras of popular music while creating an innovative and relevant work of art. Aaron proves boldly, “There’s more out there than what we’re used to hearing.”
THE SAN DIEGO READER
I was reminded of Tom Waits (without the raspy voice), and if you find yourself Jones in’ for a guitar fix, go see Bowen live and I am sure he will oblige.
WEST COAST PERFORMER MAG
Showcasing his talents as a producer, engineer, master guitarist and singer, Bowen superbly combines these skills in a warm, cozy album that will delight, inspire and certainly impress everyone who listens.
CAL POLY NEWS
Complex mixture of older jazz and ragtime mixed with 1930s and 1940s influences.
I will not deny that Aaron Bowen’s voice has its Michael Jackson moments. I will also not deny that those “na na na na’s” in the background call up thoughts of Paul Simon. But both of those things are not bad, y’all. Both of those things, in the context of ‘Oh, Edith’ are, in fact, fucking awesome.
SAN DIEGO TROUBADOUR
Aaron Bowen is a world class singer-songwriter, guitarist, engineer, producer, and also a budding philanthropist, political activist, antique dealer, velophile, and skilled metalworker and carpenter who has established a less-taxing, more meaningful paradigm for himself and his music, while simultaneously tapping into other creative outlets – and even alternative vocations – in the pursuit of a more balanced, fulfilling life.
Aaron Bowen, who deftly managed to pull of a different style of song in just about every single piece he played, from quiet, ethereal singing melodies to hard hitting rhythms and jazzy leads and chords….all of which was tied together by his own unmistakable style.
INDIE MUSIC REVIEWER MAGAZINE
Bowen finds his way around his instrument like a true master of his craft. A relentless and well-practised guitar student, producer, session musician and engineer, he is by no means a typical troubadour.