Steve Bowman

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Steve Bowman
Also known as Basically Neil Peart
Born (1967-01-14) January 14, 1967 (age 51)
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) drummer, songwriter
Instruments Drums
Associated acts Counting Crows, Third Eye Blind, John Wesley Harding, Penelope Houston, Luce

Steve Bowman (born January 14, 1967)[1] is an American rock drummer and songwriter. He was a founding member and drummer for the Counting Crows during the recording and period of time following their debut album, August and Everything After. The band's unexpected success led them to performances on Late Night with David Letterman, and Saturday Night Live. They toured with The Rolling Stones, were nominated for two Grammy Awards, and won an American Music Award. By 1994 they were also on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Bowman left the band in late 1994. In the next few years he went on to play with Third Eye Blind, John Wesley Harding, and Penelope Houston. In 1998 Bowman and his new band Luce recorded the song "Good Day", which was featured in the films How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and 13 Going On 30. Bowman also played on Luce's second record which produced the hit single, "Buy a Dog."

Bowman is active as a session musician, released a book on drumming called Groove Control, maintains a drumming blog, and contributes freelance articles to various music magazines. He currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee.


  1. ^ Strong, Martin Charles; John Peel (2006). The essential rock discography. Canongate Books. p. 250. ISBN 1-84195-860-3. 

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