Richard Gowen is a freelance drummer currently living in the LA. For the last four years, Richard has been performing and recording with Southern California Rock Band, The Growlers. Richard performed on their last three records, “City Club” in 2016, “Casual Acquaintances” in 2018 and “Natural Affair” in 2019. Since 2016, before working with The Growlers, Richard toured and recorded with LA Artist / Producer Jonathan Wilson and appeared on Wilson’s 2013 album “Fanfare”. In 2014, Richard played drums on all of Nick Waterhouse’s album “Holly” and toured with Nick for most of that year. After finishing his tour with Jonathan Wilson, Richard hooked up with San Francisco based bands Vetiver and Sonny and the Sunsets for both live and studio work. A recording highlight for Richard was Sonny Smith’s Dan Auerbach produced 2018 album “Rod for Your Love”. Richard has a degree in Jazz Studies from The University of North Florida and has been playing drums for well over thirty years. Since relocating to Los Angeles from Florida, Richard has performed and recorded with numerous artists including, but not limited to Grateful Shed, Graham Nash, Jim Keltner, Father John Misty, Leslie Stevens, Joe Walsh, Bob Weir, John Fogerty, The Tyde, Pierre De Reeder, Jon Brion, Benmont Tench, Mike Campbell, Neal Casal, Dave Sardy, Nik Freitas, Biirdie, Tiffany Anders, Ferraby Lionheart, Henry Wolfe, Charlie Wadhams and Robert Francis. Richard Gowen is comfortable in any musical situation and brings a lot of experience and creativity to the table employing a background in multi percussion, jazz and classical music to every gig.