Kevin Bowe, a native of Minnesota, began playing guitar and writing songs for the rock and punk talent coming out of the Midwest in the 1980s and 90s. Kevin wrote several songs for the teenage guitarist and singer Shannon Curfman's album Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions. Nashville NAMM Show attendees were treated to a Fender-sponsored concert in which Shannon sang songs from the album, including several written by Kevin, such as I Don't Make Promises. Kevin later wrote songs for Etta James, Renee Austin and the hit Soul Shaker for Tommy Castro, among others. Over the years Kevin has also worked for television and the movies, with songs written for HBO's hit series The Sopranos and for MTV.