Crystal Bowersox and Band

Crystal Bowersox

Genre: Pop, Country
Similar to: The Band Perry, Miranda Lambert, Dixie Chicks

Taking cues from her favorite songwriters, Melissa Etheridge and Janis Joplin, Crystal Bowersox brought a relaxed, folksy vibe to the ninth season of American Idol. Bowersox grew up in Elliston, Ohio, a small town with fewer than 100 residents. She began writing songs as a ten year old and had formed a band with her brothers. The band “Oldinuph” played shows throughout Ottawa County for several years, with Bowersox writing most of their original music. She eventually moved to Chicago at the age of 17. She spent five years there before moving back home and giving birth to her son, Tony. She continued performing in local venues, and auditioned for American Idol during a weekend trip to Chicago in 2009. Although her blonde dreadlocks and earthy vocals made her a rarity among most Idol contenders, Bowersox quickly became an audience favorite. She finished as the runner-up, and her debut album Farmer’s Daughter appeared later that year. In 2012, she signed with Shanachie Records and the label teamed her with producer Steve Berlin (best-known as a member of Los Lobos), and the resulting record, All That for This, showed up in March of 2013. All That For This is a powerful testament to her talents as both a singer and songwriter, as well as her unerring musical vision. She confides, “I am more proud of this body of work then anything I’ve done before. If this music can move someone to tears or makes them smile, then I have really accomplished something. That’s all I can ask for.”

$17.00 - $45.00


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