Why are we here? The answer to that question lies in a journey that began about thirty years ago. I first met Bruce when I was working in a music store and he was a rookie, just starting out. He was as green as they come and I was a salty old veteran, having already been banging it out in the bars for fifteen years or so. He began to seek me out for equipment and advice, and his enthusiasm was infectious. He had a naive charm that drew you to him, like a big puppy dog. You wanted to scratch him behind his ears, and give him a biscuit. I helped him along as best as I could, and produced, arranged, performed-on and recorded some original songs of his. I finally got to see him perform at an outdoor package show I was stage managing. It was a dozen local bands and a national act headlining, so I got to see first-hand a lot of the local players and their effect on the audience. When Bruce came on I was in for a big surprise: With a pretty poor band behind him (and I’ve played in some pretty bad outfits myself while I was learning) he was captivating the crowd. He had something pretty rare, something I’ve been around a couple of times but didn’t have myself: Charisma. As I stood there watching, I started to think (oh-oh….): Charismatic front man, original songs, why not? There was still time to take a run at this thing. So the Rhythm Kings were born (kind of a breach birth in retrospect…) and we spent the next year playing saloons while I taught Bruce the craft of live performance, with one eye on the prospect of writing original tunes and getting a record deal. But life, as it often does, got in the way and Bruce left the group, not even realizing how close we were getting to being what I knew we could be. It was a several year set-back, but the band went on to get an indie-label deal, release three albums, two singles, get signed to an east-coast international agency, and get a licensing deal with a London based label. Just that close. But it didn’t happen, flamed out, and I was used up. The guitars went in the cases, the cases went in the closet, and twenty one years slipped away. I’d pick up a guitar once in a while, blow the dust off it, and there, right there, would be a song waiting to happen. I figured why bother getting all dressed up with no place to go? So I’d put the guitar down and wander off. I thought about Bruce from time to time, and I heard stories, wild stories. We maybe spoke twice in twenty five years. Until last summer, when the phone rang and it was Bruce, wondering if I’d like to get together and finish some songs he had started. I got to thinking (oh-oh…) why not? So we met, and there he was: Still like a big puppy who hasn’t grown into his feet yet, and bubbling over with enthusiasm and song ideas, the little brother I never wanted. It’s like we were never apart, and like before songs just fall out of us, only more mature songs based on twenty five more years of life. We’re just scratching the surface – there are a lot more songs patiently waiting their turn to come out, and I’d dearly love to close the show doing nothing else but writing songs with my pal Bruce. Why are we here? We’re here for the songs. Hopefully, you’ll find something in our tunes that belongs just to you.



– Don Lowe August 2013

The Rhythm Kings Best Band Golden Kayak 2016
The Rhythm Kings Best Country Song Golden Kayak 2016

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Calling Out
For My Son Chase............



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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I'm Right Here
I Think Ray Price and Faron Young would do this?



Old-time Country
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Todays Been A Pretty Good Day
For those days that are Pretty not bad.....



Traditional country
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Drop The Hammer, Let's Roll
When Bourbon Meets Vodka and has an affair...



Rock
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Color Outside The Lines
Breakin' The Rules Since 64'



Country Rock

Color Outside The Lines
Breakin' The Rules Since 64'



Country Rock

Color Outside The Lines
Breakin' The Rules Since 64'



Country Rock

Color Outside The Lines
Breakin' the rules since 64' ..... With Cowbell!!!!



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DIRTY LITTLE SECRECTS
WEN BOURBON MEETS WHISKEY



Southern Rock

DIRTY LITTLE SECRECTS




Southern Country

DIRTY LITTLE SECRECTS
Oh we were drinkin'



Southern Rock

DIRTY LITTLE SECRECTS
Yep Southern Night.... Hell Ya!!!!!!



Soft Rock

DIRTY LITTLE SECRECTS
This is what happens when whiskey find company



Soft Rock

Masterpiece




Acoustic
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Dirty Little Secrets
A song about a Woman that was ready anytime and anywhere.



Rock
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Without You
When I'm Down , I can always count on my Babe Karen.



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The Dream
This song has more than 3 chords and Huz Stpa



Pop Country

The Dream




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Told me a Lie
I'd tell ya, But I'd have to Kill Ya.



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Told Me A Lie
Bitch



Country Rock
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American Man
A song for all the everyday hard working men. The ones that get up early and never complain, whine, or say it's too hard to do the job.



Alternative Country Rock
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Better Together Like Combs Cover Lisc.
Lisc. Cover of a Luke Combs song I love



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Different Kinda Crazy
Love comes in all forms. Crazy is what I am attracted to. Damn It!



Americana
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We The People




World

We The People
This is not a political Statement. Just being proud of our country. Bruce and Denny



Rock
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Right Side of the Rainbow
There's a Wrong side, and a Right side. I'm looking for the positive Side beside you!



country swing

Right Side OF THE Rainbow




country swing
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Pretty Not Bad
THE DAY FOUND MY DREAM HOUSE.....



Americana
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I Want To Know You By Heart




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The Journey
Everyone has a Journey



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Life Is Crazy Good




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Second Wind




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Till Hell Freezes Over




Country Ballad
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I Want You To Want To




Country
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Best Think Twice




Blues Rock
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Hell Of A Price For A Song
Homemade from our little Home studio.



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Faces
Featuring 13 year old Phenom Taylor Jensen



Dreamy Pop
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Voo Doo Doll
From a long time ago



Acoustic Blues
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Hello!
Fun Feel Good tune.



Alternative Country
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Just In My Head Live
35 Year old song we resurrected. It's a dreamscape. The images of a delusional young man at the time. .



Alternative Country
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It Won't Be You
Another homespun recording!



Alternative Indie Rock
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Kiss Me Like You Mean It




Alternative Country
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Highway In My Heart
Rollin' Down That Highway...............



Country
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The Smile In Your Eyes




Love Song
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Sugar Time
It's always "Sugar Time" somewhere



Americana
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Her Beautiful Boys
A Mother's love for her sons.



Country
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
What The ****?



Alternative Pop Rock
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Easy Loving You
Try it You'll Like it!



Alternative Indie Rock
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Drowning In The Desert
A "Blues Stomp". It's about nothing and everything.



New Blues
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Like A Country Song
The Power of a Woman.



Country Pop
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Marc Ceccotti

1/23/2020 11:38:41 AM
Sinceres Congratulations on your Golden Kayak nominations,



Marc Ceccotti

1/23/2020 11:31:19 AM
Congratulations Richard on your Golden Kayak nominations !



Neil w Young

1/8/2020 6:04:50 PM
Congratulations, Bruce, on your Golden Kayak nomination - and on your previous GKs.

Love the Rhythm Kings story authored by Don on your page ... awesome work on your page too.

Best wishes and good luck.

Neil




Desperado Revue

4/27/2019 7:04:42 PM
Bruce,

Your track "Dirty Little Secret" has got 1:50 minutes of dead air at the end.

Norm




Richard Scotti

1/24/2019 10:57:08 AM
Congrats and your much deserved Kayak win!



Neil w Young

12/19/2017 10:42:54 PM
Congratulations on your Golden Kayak 2017 nomination. Wishing you the best of luck, Happy Holidays and much continued success. Neil



Richard Scotti

3/17/2017 11:44:09 AM
Hi Bruce,

I sent you a letter through "Artist Mail" but for some reason, it won't go through. I keep getting a error msg. I also tried sending it through PM (Private Mail) Check to see if it's there.

Rich Scotti




Neil w Young

1/21/2017 8:07:03 PM
It being the weekend provided me with the time and opportunity to make my rounds to congratulate winners of a 2016 Golden Kayak.

Hearty congratulations on your two Golden Kayaks.

Best wishes.

Neil




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1/18/2017 10:35:09 PM
Congrats on your golden kayaks, well done. cheers from Bryon Tosoff.


 

       

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