Mike Gowen

Host of Music from the Front Porch

Mike Gowen is a lecturer in the Department of Wellness and Therapeutic Sciences. He visited Murray for the first time in 1988 and has called it home off and on for the last 23 years. He stays busy raising two children, Gabrielle and Jacob, two dogs, Sadie and Lakota and a cat, Socks. Mike is thankful for the Murray & WKMS community. He loves the local art & music scenes, as well as, the ever expanding farmer's markets. This is his second time around on Music From the Front Porch after a ten year hiatus. His words of advice, "go see more live music." 

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The members of bluegrass band Punch Brothers are waist deep in personal projects and are just coming out of a 10-month break. As Chris Thile and “the boys” gear up for upcoming festivals, including ROMP Festival 2017 this Friday in Owensboro, Mike Gowen speaks with him about the interrelatedness of his projects and the theme of “The Phosphorescent Blues.”

Music From the Front Porch co-host Mike Gowen organizes the "Turn of the Century Social" at Murray’s Central Park this Saturday from 10 to 2 with reenactors in period costumes reenacting scenarios at the old schoolhouse, courthouse, and train depot. Mike stopped by Sounds Good to talk with Todd Hatton about the weekend festivities. PS: Todd will be there handing out some WKMS News CDs (technology from the future).