Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Singer Songwriter R J Cowdery!
Rj confesses to being a late bloomer; while she’s been writing songs for three decades, she only made the life-altering decision to focus on music full-time within the past few years. She’s quickly made up for lost time, garnering songwriting awards at some of the most prestigious festivals in the U.S., including wins at the Mountain Stage NewSong, Kerrville New Folk, Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist, and Sisters Folk Festival/Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest.
Cowdery’s songwriting is widely – and wildly appealing. Her lyrics are unpretentious and warm with wry humor punctuated by some seriously sassy guitar work. She writes about some of the most difficult of emotions in a way that allows listeners to lean in hard against her honeyed voice, and then come out the other side changed.
A much sought after performer, Rj has played her way across North America appearing at many venues and house concerts, including, NPR’s Mountain Stage, The Kerrville Folk Festival, Wildflower Music and Arts Festival, PBS’s Songs at the Center, The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, and The Vancouver Island Music Festival.
Rj is just releasing (Press; May 17, 2019) her new album WHAT IF THIS IS ALL THERE IS to critical acclaim. Rj says, “The songs on the recording are conversations about change and loss, and ultimately, how I’m dealing with life in the middle. I’ve always tried to write about what I know and tell my story in a way that is your story too. Personal trials, aging, losing loved ones, and contemplating life. I hope these songs make you want to lean in and listen and find that we all have more in common than we think we do.”
“Every song on this CD is stunning songwriting and absolutely everyone‘s collection needs to have it.
Dalis Allen, Producer Kerrville Folk Festival