Medicine Hat’s Jay Bowcott and Michael Coughlan strut their stuff


 Two Medicine Hat songwriters visited The Owl Acoustic Lounge, Sept. 7.Mike Coughlan and  band play some of his songs. Photo by Richard Amery

Michael Coughlan was up first with a more laid back set of mostly original folk music. He sang a catchy number about Medicine Hat and another catchy song called “Fascist on Broadway.

 He invited Jay Bowcott on stage to sing a  song with him, then Bowcott took a seat behind the drums  as Brady Enslen played extra guitar for the rest of their set of more upbeat alt-country music which had a bluesy feel. Enslen added some subtle solos as they played some original music,  a couple of songs from Jay Bowcott and Coughlan’s first band  Art School and a Wilco cover.

Jay Bowcott kept up the energy  on his own with an acoustic guitar and a snare drum set at his feet.
 He played more traditional folk by Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie’s “Jesse James.”

 The good sized audience clapped along as he added a harmonica solo.
 He played a lot of harmonica throughout his set.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 September 2013 12:12 )