Bobby Sowell

Composer, Musical Artist

1947 –

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Who is Bobby Sowell?

Bobby Sowell is an American musician, pianist and composer. He spent much of his early years playing rockabilly piano in the late 1950s, playing organ in rock and roll bands in the 1960s and playing piano in numerous country music bands in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. A Mid-South Fair Winner in 1966, Sowell was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 2002. In 1994, he went out as a solo artist. As a pianist and composer, Sowell has recorded 8 albums, crossing many genres of music, from jazz, pop, rock and roll, honky tonk and blues to country music, gospel and easy listening.

The following Memphis musicians were all part of bands with Sowell during the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s or 1990s: Barry Sowell, Bobby Whitlock, Bill Humble, Danny Fitzgerald, David Miller, Eddie Slusser, Fred Prouty, Glenn Childress, Jack Holder, Jim Gammell, Robert Johnson, Ronnie Scaife, and Roy Yeager.

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Jul 8, 1947
  • United States of America
Lived in
  • Memphis

on July 23, 2013


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