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Wade Bowen Brings His Texas Flair To Chicago's Joe's On Weed

The red dirt veteran brought his new songs and fan favorites to the iconic Chicago venue.

If you are looking for a real Texas sized performance then you should add a Wade Bowen concert to your bucket list. With nearly two decades of hits under his belt, and no signs of stopping the Waco native made his way up north to play one of his favorite venues Chicago's Joe's On Weed.The room was buzzing with excitement, with plenty of Shiner Bock beer and cowboy boots to be found.

Bringing his albums to life, Wade got the crowd going with a slew of his like When Love Comes Around, West Texas Rain and Songs About Trucks.

Before playing one his latest songs, Lovin' Not Leavin' Wade gave some insight on the track. "God bless the women who love us rambling men," Wade laughed alongside his band. Shedding light on the inspiration behind the song, Wade thanked his own wife for loving him even thou he is still chasing his dreams.

“This is a Wade Bowen song….big, slow, dynamic and full of passion,” Bowen said of the song. “It’s these types of songs that are my favorite to write and sing. There’s no better feeling than being a rambling soul who finally finds the one who settles ya down. We spend most of our lives thinking it’s not possible. Then boom… you’re knocked on your ass ‘cause it does. God bless the women who love a gypsy soul… this song is for you.”

Between the guitar solos and Wade's iconic Texas tenor, he also urged fans to find themselves in the music, and at one point even put their phones away and just enjoy the moment. Cueing up his song Phones Don't Work, Bowen invited fans to close their eyes and get lost in the music.

Wade's latest single Cowboy Kid also made a welcomed appearance in the 90 minute set. Produced by Wade and co-written alongside GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter Casey Beathard (Eric Church, Kenny Chesney), “Cowboy Kid” was inspired by Wade’s childhood growing up in Texas and being encouraged to chase his larger-than-life dreams, such as being a cap gun cowboy or following in the footsteps of the Jesse James and John Waynes. Refusing to give up that spirit, Wade continues to live his life lead by the dreams he now has.

A true performer, Wade wrapped up the show with classics like Mood Ring, and our personal favorite Sun Shines on a Dreamer. But it would not be a Wade Bowen show without his mega hit Who I Am. Before performing Wade laughed as he told the crowd that some of the best advice he had ever received was "don't write a song you aren't willing to play forever." Needless to say the night ended on a magic moment as a couple up front even got engaged.

A road warrior at heart, Bowen continues to perform more than 200 dates a year across the U.S., with a slew of sold-out shows already under his belt for 2023, further solidifying his dedicated fanbase. Needless to say, seeing Wade Bowen live is something you need to do at least once, if not more in your life. Check out our concert highlight here!


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