Bay Area Houston Magazine June 2021

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Photography by GH Andrew By Patty Andrew



he night was cold but the music was hot for a Mardi Gras party at the Voodoo Hut when the fabulous Pee Wee Bowen hit the stage. There was no room for the COVID blues that had squashed most of the Carnival Festivities when the tunes took over the night and Krewe du Lac, the local Krewe of Kemah, hit the dance floor. Pee Wee Bowen’s Band stretched across the musical decades from 50’s rock ‘n’ roll to 2015’s country western. Their energy ignites the stage when they are playing the nostalgic greats like Keep a Knockin’, Play that Funky Music, and Honky Tonk Women. Pee Wee doesn’t mind slowing it down for Unchained Melody or a bluesy version of Tennesee Whiskey. The band leaves plenty of time for the horns to shine and the keyboard to sparkle while the drums and strings dance with the vocals for a full night of musical fun. As Pee Wee described 2020, “After all this stuff that’s happened, I just want to keep singing.” We agree, Pee Wee. Find Pee Wee Bowen on Facebook or at


Bay Area Houston Magazine | JUNE 2021