Sowash arrived in Columbus by way of Lubbock, Tex., in 2001.
He has been a constant on the Columbus music scene ever since. In 2005, when his previous band Tom Foolery and the Mistakes broke up, Sowash started a new project and decided to use his own name (with a twist). Over the past five years he’s released four albums and an EP with an ever-changing lineup, but his humor and eye for the small details of day-to-day life remain a constant.
On Nobody, his subject matter is easily relatable. There are songs about drinking too many PBRs on an empty stomach, being indecisive and having a shitty week. There’s melancholy as well: On “Blast From The Past” he sings about not-so-gracefully growing older (“When did I start being such a dick?/When did we all turn 36?”).
These four bearded dudes are entertaining, but they also have the songs to back it up.
The Kyle Sowashes play the Southgate House Friday. Go here for venue details and tickets.