Jimmy Bowskill is a multi-instrumentalist whose professional career stared at age 11 when discovered by Jeff Healey. Immediately his first recording session was set up which let to Jimmy being the youngest Juno nominee ever.
He spent the next decade plus touring North America and Europe, released 6 critically acclaimed albums and shared billings with Jeff Beck, Robert Cray, Johnny Winter, Jimmie Vaughan, ZZ Top and dozens more while selling out theatres and halls as a headliner.
Jimmy currently plays lead guitar for The Sheepdogs (the only Canadian group to make the cover of Rolling Stone) and he plays Pedal Steel, Mandolin and Violin for Blue Rodeo, two of Canada’s biggest bands. He is a sought after studio musician as it generally only takes him one take to get his part down (also playing horns, keys, drums and doing string arrangements) and on top of this he has perfect pitch. His latest project was playing on and co-producing the latest Greg Keelor from Blue Rodeos solo album.
Accompanying Jimmy is Ian McKeown, Bowskill’s right hand man. Ian has been playing music with Jim for 5 years, involved in several of his projects, playing drums in Jim’s Rock Band, Bass in Jim’s Blues Band and Steel Guitar in Jim’s Bluegrass Band. Ian lives in Toronto and is another sought after multi-instrumentalist.
This will be an incredible evening of original songs, Roots and Blues Classics and some fine pickin’. By the way, all this talent and experience and they are only 25 years old!