On his latest album, Never Die, Michael Bowie answers as many questions as he asks. The Washington, DC-based multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, and composer has arrived at this balance of articulation after much searching of his soul and the countless lives woven into it. To one raised by parents who understood what people wanted to hear and why, conveying the state of things through music is second nature. Going back to the future, simultaneously shaping and responding to the needs of audiences hungry for sonic truths, is his M.O. He has gone through multiple phases of evolution as bandleader, starting with his DC outfit Siné Qua Non, moving on through MBowie and the Blast, and now as an artist under his own name. Shifting from jazz and funk to hip-hop and urban poetry, he has taken dedicated listeners on a journey that mirrors his own, choosing now to assert his individuality not as a matter of ego but to emphasize the interconnectedness of humanity.
1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW Washington, DC 20007