Lowe, 21, is a Benicia native with Nashville dreams and has spent the past year touring the Bay Area, slowly gathering a steady fan following of country lovers who agree that she could be the next big thing.
“It’s been amazing and it’s all happening so fast,” said Lowe. “The fans have been wonderful and everyone has been so supportive. I’ve performed in a lot of different places and met a lot of people and they all seem to respond positively to my music.”
Since making her Brentwood debut in August while performing at a Save Freshmen Sports fundraiser, Lowe’s manager RJ Stetson has been working to expand Lowe’s fan base to the far reaches of Contra Costa. This month, she’ll be making the rounds at Tailgaters in Brentwood, Bases Loaded in Antioch and the Rusty Porthole in Bethel Island.
Stetson, who has known Lowe for several years, believes Lowe will be the next country music idol, describing her as a performer with the innocence of Taylor Swift and the stage presence of Carrie Underwood. It’s a winning combination, but rather than banging on the doors of Nashville, Stetson has a different approach to marketing Lowe’s “Cali-Country” style.
“There is a lot of talent in the Bay Area, but rather than fight the competition, we’re looking to join forces with other artists in the area, and as allies we will bring Nashville to our stomping grounds,” Stetson said. “Right now, Nashville is laughing us, thinking that California can’t produce a country star, but if all the up-and-coming artists around here work together, we can create the next wave of country stars and then Nashville will come to us.”
Lowe, who is taking a break from San Francisco State to pursue her music career, looks up to artists such as Swift and Underwood, but she’s on her own path. Like Swift, she writes her own songs, but instead of piercing cat eyes and glittery dresses, Lowe prefers to wear jeans and a T-shirt topped with a cowgirl hat, which you don’t see much these days when you look at country’s current queens Miranda Lambert and Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum. Lowe’s not trying to fit into any cookie-cutter image. She’s out to forge her own destiny, working her way toward an objective that’s ambitious and full of heart.
“My dream is to be a professional recording artist so that I can share my music with the world,” Lowe said. “It’s not about being famous. I want to share my music with as many people as possible and touch their hearts. I hope my music is able to make people happy. That would be the greatest gift.
“I don’t have a timeline though as far as it goes to when I expect it all (getting a record deal) to happen. I just want to keep moving forward, staying focused on my goal. It’s like a rollercoaster ride. I’ll let God decide the timeline, and I’m going to hold on tight for the rest of the ride.”
Pammie Lowe will be performing at the following locations in October:
• Oct. 14, 7 p.m. at Bases Loaded, 400 G St. in Antioch.
• Oct. 21, 7 p.m. at Rusty Porthole, 3895 Willow Road in Bethel Island.
• Oct. 28, 8 p.m. at Bases Loaded.
To learn more about Lowe, visit her fan page on Facebook: Pammie Lowe, Cali-Country Pop Artist. Clips of her performances are also available on YouTube. For more information or to book Lowe for a gig, call Stetson at 707-246-0392.