Bowen releases mental health short
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
– Wade Bowen released a short film today, "Inconsistent Chaos,"
a documentary short film about mental health.
The singer chronicles his struggles with vocal chord issues that left him unsure if he would be able to sing again and the death of his nephew and crew member Chase Everett Cavender, who died by suicide on Father's Day 2018.
The documentary details Bowen's hemhorraged vocal chords which resulted in a surgery and months of recovery that took a toll on the singer's mental health. While in the process of tending to his health issues, Bowen's nephew and crew member, Cavender, who was the band's stage manager and monitor engineer, committed suicide while the band was on tour.
Bowen made the documentary "for one, to let my fans and followers know that I had recovered. I think that was a major concern for many. We tried to keep it somewhat quiet during the process, so we didn't alarm people."
"Additionally, although painted on a somewhat unique canvas, my problems were/are far from unique. Fear and depression affect us all no matter what the cause. Because I've got a platform enabling me to speak louder than most, I wanted to be sure the world could hear that it's okay, there is help. Don't be afraid or embarrassed to seek it. Tell a friend, a family member, a loved one that you need help. It doesn't make you weak or less cool."
Tour dates are:
June 14: Midland, TX - La Hacienda Event Center
June 15: Lovington, NM - Lea County Courthouse
June 20: The Colony, TX - Lava Cantina The Colony
June 21: Stockdale, TX - Stockdale Watermelon Jubille - City Park
June 22: Big Spring, TX - Howard County Fair Barn
June 28: Texarkana, TX - Scottie's Grill
June 29: Andover, KS - Capitol Federal Amphitheater
July 4: Rising Star, TX - Rising Star City Park
July 6: Gun Barrel City, TX - Gun Barrel City Park
July 13: Concan, TX - House Pasture Cattle Co
July 28: Monchy-sur-eu, FR - Site Due Festival
July 30: London, UK - Borderline
July 31: Bristol, UK - The Louisiana
Aug. 1: Manchester, UK - Gullivers
Aug. 2: Glasgow, UK - Oran Mor
Aug. 3: Hamburg, DE - Nochtwache
Aug. 4: Berlin, DE - Privatclub
Aug. 5: Munchen, DE - Folks! club
Aug. 6: Koln, DE - Blue Shell
Aug. 10: Challis, ID - Braun Bros Reunion
Aug. 16: New Braunfels, TX - Whitewater Amphitheater
Sept. 4: Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Sept. 5: Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
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