Farewell Bogie Bowles


Bogie Bowles, you’ll be missed. Bogie has stepped down today and made a post on Joe’s forum:

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to let you all know that I have decided not to come back next year. It has been an amazing five year run with Joe and everyone. It was full of great music, wonderful places, and all of you fantastic fans! I will certainly never forget it. I feel the time is right for me to move on with things personally and professionally and I’m very excited about a new future and new direction. The road has been great but I have grown tired of the lifestyle that goes with it. I spoke with Joe after the gig in Ft. Myers and we had a great talk about everything and I’m certainly leaving on good terms. On the bus we all had some great laughs about our history together and all the times in new places and things like that. I went from the Martini Ranch in Phoenix to The Royal Albert to The Carre and all points in between. Bahrain, Israel, India, Japan, Australia, all over the US and Europe, Moscow, these are the places I got to go with this band while we were together. It has been a great ride. Thank you all so much for the love and support you’ve given me during my tenure here, it meant the world to me. Have a wonderful holiday season and a great New Year.

You all have my love, respect, and gratitude,


If you haven’t had the chance to meet Bogie while at one of Joe’s shows, let me tell you, you’ve missed meeting one of the nicest people in the music biz today. Bogie, best of luck to you in whatever you decide to do, we know you’ll do great. Let the legend live on, it’s been a great five years…that’s for sure.

13 thoughts on “Farewell Bogie Bowles

  1. Bogie, good luck wherever you may travel, it has been great seeing you with Joe and I know you will have great success in the future.

  2. Nice guy and consummate pro. A total musician that drove the band down a blazing path with his solid beat. Good luck wherever life takes you Bogie. You’re a star.

  3. Take care Bogie! Thanks a lot for everything! I enjoyed every second of your playing! Hope you will comeback after Joe is done with Black Country Communion! And thanls again for the great picture after the Berlin show! Your awesome!

  4. Bogie, c’était un plaisir de te voir jouer avec Joe, une belle complicité, une grande qualité.
    Bonne chance dans futur.
    jèspère de tout coeur te revoir un jour avec Joe.

    Tu nous manque déjà.


  5. I had the pleasure of hearing Joe and the band in Greenville SC on Novemeber 23 2010 and was amazed . I have been to many concerts in my life and I am an old hippy myself and this by far was the best concert I have ever attended..you are an amazing drummer and I know will truly be missed by all. good luck in your venture. GOD bless you…

  6. Bogie – Good luck in your future endovers. Bummed I will not get to see you play this March at the Reading concert . You are an amazing drummer and it is not going to be easy to replace you . Will be looking to follow your new path and can’t wait to see where that leads you . I will be your biggest fan .

  7. What a brilliant last year for Joe & Glenn, and their success for Black Country Communion, and of Joe’s “Black Rock”, 2 albums in one year! cannot get any better than that, and Joe’s first tour of Australia, one of the best concerts i have seen in ages, stunning. It was one concert that will have a very very long lasting memory. It looks as though 2011 will be even more productive as Joe’s “Dust Bowl” is due around the 21st March, and another BCC album, June/July, talk about one of the hardest workers in rock today!! A big thank you to Joe & band for some amazing music the past few years.
    Looking forward to seeing you guys again soon in Australia!!!

  8. I really enjoyed watching footage of you, anton fig and the band at the Royal Albert Hall, you had a blast then it seems. Take care man

  9. Bogie, Best of Luck to you in future endeavors. You are a top notch drummer. Always enjoyed watching you. Seeing my 1st live JB concert in Mar at DPAC. Had to sell some stuff for good seats. Great seats are a must to see the boys play. Who knows, you could hookup with Joe in the future for a live performance or an album. Carolina woman to Carolina man.

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