Billy Lowry sang, produced, and played the majority of instruments (guitar, piano, bass) on his first solo-album: “All The Same Monster”. He also plays a ukulele, kalimba, ocarina, French horn, harpsichord, even an accordion. The genre ranges from an alternative & indie vibe to a prog-rock pop experiment, yet original all its own. This ‘melodic space age boom-rock adventure’ features Paul Sears (‘The Muffins’, Fred Frith) on drums, and special guests: Gregtronic (synth), Ron Cook (harmonica), & Chris Skowron (saxophone). For mixing & mastering of this lo-fi stereo project, Billy enlisted local Phoenix legend, Jalipaz Nelson of Audioconfusion.
Billy Lowry grew up in Kenmore, WA where he recorded himself on cassette tapes, singing & learning guitar starting at age 8. In high-school, Billy studied music theory & piano and was in garage bands 'Prison Oatmeal’ & ‘The Lizards’. In college, Billy was in several 70’s influenced rock groups (‘Nobody’s Fault’, ‘Tie & Hired’); eventually moving to L.A. to join experimental rock group ‘The Future?’. Billy also fronted Valley of the Sun bands: ‘The Fur Traders’, ‘Echo Junction’ (bluegrass), & ‘Dave’s Not Here’, where he progressed on the bass.
Artwork for "All The Same Monster" was designed by talented artist Shannon Youso. www.shannonyouso.com
Merch, CD's, shows, & updates: www.billylowry.com
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