2×7″ black vinyl. gatefold sleeve & slipcase (kraft cardboard). limited
edition of 626 hand numbered copies. incl. digital download-code. upc
performed and recorded by t.j. cowgill in 2022. chris costalupes played
pedal steel guitar on ‘driving nails in my coffin’. violet cowgill sang
back ups on ‘don’t fence me in’. mastering by victor bullok at woodshed
studio. layout by t.j. cowgill and stefan alt.
king dude, also known as tj cowgill, is an american singer-songwriter
and musician from seattle, washington. he first gained recognition in
the underground music scene with his self-released debut album, “my
beloved ghost,” in 2009.
cowgill’s music is often described as a blend of folk, rock, and
country, with a heavy influence from americana and the occult. his songs
often feature themes of love, death, and religion, and his lyrics are
known for their poetic and literary quality. his style is often compared
with the likes of nick cave and scott walker, who cowgill cites as
throughout his career, king dude has released several albums, including
“love” (2011), “songs of flesh & blood – in the key of light” (2016) and
“sex” (2019) . his music is known for its haunting and evocative
melodies, as well as its darkly poetic lyrics. his last release “death”
(2022, ván records) which he delves further into the themes of loss,
mourning and death, exploring them in a personal, intimate and profound way.
king dude is also known for his unique live performances, which are
often described as intense, emotional and mesmerizing. he’s performing
solo with acoustic guitar or piano or with band as full ensemble. he is
also known for his reputation for being an enigmatic figure, choosing to
keep a low profile and let his music speak for itself.
overall, king dude is an accomplished musician with a distinctive style
and a devoted fanbase. his unique blend of folk, rock, and country, as
well as his occult-inspired lyrics, sets him apart from other musicians.
he continues to produce thought-provoking and evocative music that
resonates with a wide range of listeners.
he’s an artist who refuses to be boxed in by genre, and his unique sound
and style make him one to watch. king dude’s music will appeal to both
fans of traditional americana and those looking for something a little
more experimental, making him an artist that transcends genres and
captivates audiences with each new release.
with his album “songs of the 1940s – part one & two” he explored the
traditional american songbook by presenting his own versions of songs
from that era in the context of his very own and unique style.