MONTGOMERY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – One West Virginia native will be taking his fiddle-playing skills to the stage of America’s Got Talent as his audition is set to premiere on May 30th.
Philip Bowen, a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, most known for his playing of the fiddle, will attempt to wow the judges of America’s Got Talent during an audition that will air on Tuesday, May 30, at 8 PM EST on NBC.
Bowen is a native of Montgomery, West Virginia, a town that is located on the border of Fayette and Kanawha County. He’s performed at iconic venues like The Bluebird Cafe and 3rd & Lindsley and even graced the stage of NPR’s Mountain Stage.
In May of 2023, he was the featured guest on NPR’s Us & Them by West Virginia Public Broadcasting where they discussed how Bowen learned classical violin as well as how to improvise on the fiddle, combining musical styles and genres.
The Nashville Songwriters Association International dubbed him “one to watch.” His debut album, Old Kanawha, featuring collaborations with Charles Wesley Godwin and Josiah and the Bonnevilles, is set to drop on August 18th.
“I am very excited and honored to announce that you can watch me on the season premiere of America’s Got Talent this coming Tuesday,” Bowen said in a video posted to Facebook. “I need all the support I can get and I am so excited for you to see me do my thing and kind of see how it all went.”
Bowen has surpassed over 1 million followers on Tik Tok along with thousands of other followers on other social media platforms.