All I can say is that this guy (Chuck McDowell) writes songs from the front lines of the battle that stir something deep in my soul. Take two and a half minutes to have your heart stirred."   -- Bill Wood, Director Of Life on Life Ministries



Louisiana born, Georgia raised, Chuck McDowell is an award winning singer songwriter and entertainer with a reputation in songwriting circles around the country as being remarkably prolific. Clever and driven in his pursuit to write better songs, his focus and energy has gained attention from, and garnered co-writes with some of the most lauded songwriters & lyricists of our day including Phil Madeira, Michelle Malone, Dan Navarro, Wyatt Easterling, Beth Wood, Merrill FarnsworthBrooksie Wells, and Jen & Scott Smith (Naked Blue). 

Humor and  depth often intertwine letting the listener filter which they receive. His live performances are known for making people smile, laugh, cry, clap, sing, shout, and stomp. You'll probably pick up his influences, though they are filtered through his unique and playful instincts and Southern upbringing.


Over the last 15 years, Chuck has dived into his passion and commitment to music and the wonderful connections it creates between people. A romantic, an innovator, and a wildly creative personality, he put together ESOEBO (Eclectic Selections Of Everything But Opera), a guitar/cello duo with Gail Burnett, performing a deep catalog of original material with some re-imaginined cover songs thrown in.


ESOEBO has independently release 4 full length albums with a 5th due out in 2018. 


His focus is paying off, winning the South's most prestigious songwriting competition, Eddie Owen Presents - Songwriter Shootout, charting on AAA and Americana Radio, #9 on Roots Music Report, consistently selling out Eddie Owen's Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth and booking high profile appearances at the 30A Songwriter Festival, International Folk Alliance and SXSW, APEX Festival and the Wire & Wood Festival. Gwinnett Magazine named ESOEBO Best Entertainer of the Year. Chuck hosts a live web based TV show for Eddie Owen Presents called Wednesday Writer Series featuring 2 national and 1 local songwriter.

Hosting the live web TV Show Wednesday Writers Series

Produced by Eddie Owen Presents

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