John Lowe, a Memphis one-man band and owner of Xanadu Music & Books with his wife Bev, plays a special part in the 30 Days of Hope. John is donating one of his signature handmade cigar box guitars known as the Lowebow. Although there are many out there making cigar box guitars, the Lowebow is unique in that it has the electronic amp connection. He has made, by request, these guitars for local group North Mississippi Allstars and Kid Rock, just to name a few.
In addition to donating the guitar for the auction, John will perform his Lowebow at the benefit concert next Thursday, April 30 to kick off the show. There you can experience the unique cigar box sound and his 21st century country-punk stylings.
John is also one of the subjects of a documentary “Songs Inside the Box” debuting at the Memphis International Film Festival this weekend. Max Shores the director will be at the screenings: 12pm on Friday and 3pm on Saturday. He also has self-released seven records that you can find at Xanadu or Goner Records.
Sorry, the Lowebow will no longer be available through the auction. Please contact Xanadu if you would like to purchase one.
You can also see my previous posting on Xanadu here.
Xanadu Music & Books
2200 Central Ave
Memphis, TN 38104Tel. +1 901.274.9885
Open Weekdays 11 to 7 ~ Saturday 10 to 7 ~ Sunday 1 to 5