SPOTLIGHT – The Sowell Family

The Sowell Family


Jacob Sowell, age 21, banjo
Joshua Sowell, age 20, guitar/mandolin
Naomi Sowell, age 17, upright bass
Abigail Sowell, age 17, mandolin/guitar
John-Mark Sowell, age13, fiddle
Justus Sowell, age 11, guitar (future dobro)

Where’s home?

Currently Texas (moving to Knoxville, TN)


What sparked the love of music for the band?

The Sowell’s are a homeschooled family with a strong desire for a foundation in music. Each one started on the piano at the age of five. Their first stringed instruments were ukulele and tenor banjo. Before discovering bluegrass they played dixieland jazz and big band music.They discovered bluegrass at Silver Dollar City in Branson by watching Rhonda Vincent & The Rage at the Opera House. They’ve purposed to study the greats and learn the history of this incredible music.

What influences have helped to mold you into the band you are today?

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
The Isaacs
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Also, working with band coach, Stephen Mougin (Mojo) has truly made the most impact on us this past year. He is amazing!

What appearances do you have coming up?

• Showcasing at SPBGMA on The Bluegrass Standard / Poor Mountain Records showcase stage on Saturday night, February 3rd.

• Silver Dollar City on May 20, 21, & 22

Full schedule is on our website too!

What recordings do you have available?

Our music is available to purchase or download on our website:

“Trust In The Lord” CD
“Shadowlands” CD
“Best Gift Of All” CD

What is the greatest highlight you’ve had so far in this career?

• Winning the 2017 KSMU Youth In Bluegrass contest at Silver Dollar City

• Performing at Bluegrass On The Plains
• Performing at Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival
• Performing at A Bluegrass Christmas Festival

• Signing with Poor Mountain Records

Our main purpose is our yearly family mission trip to Eastern Europe and teaching children overseas music using a ukulele and introducing them to the bluegrass music we love which allows us to share Christ’s hope & love.

What’s the next step for the band and/or members of the band?

We’re moving to Tennessee to be closer to the music and will be working on future projects with hopes to set up & develop our own in-house recording studio.

Also, we will be working with an amazing group of songwriters; Donna Ulisse, Jerry Salley, Rick Stanley, & Marc Rossi to develop our skills in songwriting for future projects.

We would like to invite everybody over to our website to learn about who we are and possibly help our family return in 2018 to Eastern Europe. And we always are in need of prayer. Thank you kindly for allowing us to introduce our family to the bluegrass community!

To learn more about Tomorrow’s Bluegrass Stars:
John Colburn, CEEO
(CHIEF Encouragement & Excitement Officer)
3840 Higgins Road, Mobile, Alabama 36619
Cell # 1-251-604-2867