Acclaimed Indie-Americana, Folk-Rock Artist, Luke Dowler, Announces His Weekly “Going To” Live Series 


Indie-Americana, folk-rock artist, Luke Dowler, announces his  weekly “Going To” Series. The Montana-based, vocalist/guitarist was named  “an artist you should be listening to” by Paste Magazine, and featured on HGTV, Without A Trace, Heartland, and used in several independent films. Beyond touring and recording, Dowler has also composed for film and documentaries (Finding Faeries, 2016; The Forlorned, 2017; Afterlight, 2018).On the strength of his original songwriting, Dowler represented Montana as the state winner of the Colgate Country music showdown. 

Watch Episode 1 of “Going To…”

As part of a military family, Dowler spent his formative years moving often, but always with a guitar in hand. After trying out and not making the cut for his high school talent show, Dowler would have to wait a little longer for his first public debut. His first performance would come after moving to Montana from Japan. Dowler and some school mates formed a punk rock band and decided to have their first show during February in a friend’s hay barn. The show packed out, despite there not being heat. Soon after highschool, Dowler fronted the rock band Three Minutes From Home, recording one EP and touring the U.S. and Australia. The band cycled through multiple lineups, and keeping the band together became challenging in the rural northwest.

Dowler would eventually release his first full-length solo record, Polarized, after signing a deal with an imprint of EMI Records in 2012. Twelve tracks of straightforward rock and roll followed, drawing comparisons to songwriting icons, Springsteen, Petty, and even Bob Marley. Dowler tackled social, political, religious issues like human trafficking, homelessness, addiction, suicide, and divisive politics. Departing the Los Angeles based label after the one release, the blue-collar artist began pushing his writing style to find his voice. Dowler self-produced several EPs and singles, releasing them independently from his home in Montana.

Considering himself a working-class songwriter, Dowler toured extensively throughout the US and Canada, also covering ground in Australia and Europe. He has shared the stage with artists like Noah Gunderson, Switchfoot, Tyrone Wells, Rick Springfield, Shenandoah, and For King and Country along the way. In 2019, his 120+ performances included playing Rockwood Music Hall, the Arizona State Fair, and touring as an opener with country legend’s Shenandoah.

‘Get the Job Done,’ Dowler’s first single (and accompanying video) of 2020 released via Asbury Park’s Telegraph Hill Records. The track pairs Dowler’s ‘scrappy’ style with the rhythm of a barroom dancefloor. “I ain’t afraid of working, or sweating out in the sun,” Dowler sings in a tongue in cheek reference to his all-in performances.


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