DeLaVina - The Last Refuge of a Scoundrel: Songs for an Empirical Patriot

The Last Refuge of a Scoundrel: Songs for an Empirical Patriot (2012)

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1. Danny (7:08)
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2. Emmanuel (5:25)
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3. Corazon (3:54)
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4. Guantanamo Blues (4:04)
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5. Eleemosynary (4:38)
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6. 24th of December (5:01)
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7. 28th Amendment (5:28)
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8. Songbird (4:16)
DeLaVina - Belly of a Whale

Belly of a Whale (2009)

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1. Good Times Bad Times (4:14)
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2. Bright Eyed Baby (2:31)
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3. Bamboo Shoots (3:06)
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4. Letter To My Long... (4:00)
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5. We Went Walking (3:56)
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6. Mirrors Aside (4:06)
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7. Shakespeare In My... (4:56)
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8. Fool's Anchorage (3:33)
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9. Belly of a Whale (5:38)

9/11 Album Release

08.14.12

It's taken awhile but I've finally decided to formally release the new album on September 11.  After all that the date has come to mean for Americans and the world over, I believe it is a day that questioned and challenged our sense of patriotism and is therefore an appropriate launching point for this album.  May the music find its way into your hearts and minds ... with love. 




Kickstarter for new album to launch soon!

03.30.12

Howdy people!

If you've never visited my musicfloss site ... Welcome!  I just wanted to take a moment to announce that I'll be launching a Kickstarter project in the next few days to raise funds to complete my first studio album, 'The Last Refuge of a Scoundrel:  Songs for an Empirical Patriot'.  I hope all of you will be willing and able to contribute a small portion of your fortunes to make this little baby of mine come to life.  I'll be offering some prett...

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Howdy people!

If you've never visited my musicfloss site ... Welcome!  I just wanted to take a moment to announce that I'll be launching a Kickstarter project in the next few days to raise funds to complete my first studio album, 'The Last Refuge of a Scoundrel:  Songs for an Empirical Patriot'.  I hope all of you will be willing and able to contribute a small portion of your fortunes to make this little baby of mine come to life.  I'll be offering some pretty shnazzy rewards if you do donate ... stay tuned for more on that. 

It has been such a blessing playing for you over the past couple of years and I look forward to all that is to come.  Your encouragement and support has kept the music alive in my life.  Lets keep on keeping on.   

- Miguel




On DeLaVina ...

03.30.12

Nestled just below the Santa Ynez mountains on the coast of California
there is a town.  In that town there is a street, and that street is
called DeLaVina.  On that street you can buy your groceries.  You can
buy the musical instrument of your choice.  You can buy Chinese or Thai
or Mexican.  You can buy 'It's a Girl' cigars.  You can ride in the bike
lane.  You can ride in the motor vehicle lane.  For the most p...

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Nestled just below the Santa Ynez mountains on the coast of California
there is a town.  In that town there is a street, and that street is
called DeLaVina.  On that street you can buy your groceries.  You can
buy the musical instrument of your choice.  You can buy Chinese or Thai
or Mexican.  You can buy 'It's a Girl' cigars.  You can ride in the bike
lane.  You can ride in the motor vehicle lane.  For the most part, you
can only go one way.  You can get mugged or murdered.  You can love and
overcome the hurdle.  If you ever make it to that town, whether or not
you realize you are on the vine, you must know that it was there that
the heavens opened up and revealed to a young man the name by which he
was to identify his music.  From the vine we come, and from the vine we
go.  And so it goes ...




9/11 Album Release

08.14.12

It's taken awhile but I've finally decided to formally release the new album on September 11.  After all that the date has come to mean for Americans and the world over, I believe it is a day that questioned and challenged our sense of patriotism and is therefore an appropriate launching point for this album.  May the music find its way into your hearts and minds ... with love. 

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Kickstarter for new album to launch soon!

03.30.12

Howdy people!

If you've never visited my musicfloss site ... Welcome!  I just wanted to take a moment to announce that I'll be launching a Kickstarter project in the next few days to raise funds to complete my first studio album, 'The Last Refuge of a Scoundrel:  Songs for an Empirical Patriot'.  I hope all of you will be willing and able to contribute a small portion of your fortunes to make this little baby of mine come to life.  I'll be offering some pretty shnazzy rewards if you do donate ... stay tuned for more on that. 

It has been such a blessing playing for you over the past couple of years and I look forward to all that is to come.  Your encouragement and support has kept the music alive in my life.  Lets keep on keeping on.   

- Miguel

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On DeLaVina ...

03.30.12

Nestled just below the Santa Ynez mountains on the coast of California
there is a town.  In that town there is a street, and that street is
called DeLaVina.  On that street you can buy your groceries.  You can
buy the musical instrument of your choice.  You can buy Chinese or Thai
or Mexican.  You can buy 'It's a Girl' cigars.  You can ride in the bike
lane.  You can ride in the motor vehicle lane.  For the most part, you
can only go one way.  You can get mugged or murdered.  You can love and
overcome the hurdle.  If you ever make it to that town, whether or not
you realize you are on the vine, you must know that it was there that
the heavens opened up and revealed to a young man the name by which he
was to identify his music.  From the vine we come, and from the vine we
go.  And so it goes ...

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Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Formed in: 2008


DeLaVina is the folk, soul, blues project of Miguel Bowser.  Miguel is a Taurus who behaves like an Aries.  It is said that he suffers from Transzodiac Disorder.  Psychiatrists around the globe are scrambling for a cure.  His first guitar was destroyed by his younger sister in a similar fashion to that of Hendrix when he destroyed his guitar at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967.  The destruction of the guitar came as a consequence for having destroyed his little sister's bicycle.  As the eldest of the two, he takes full responsibility for the conflict.  Being born along the seashore and breathing the same off-shore winds taken in by R.L. Stevenson, Henry Miller, John Steinbeck among other epic writers, he too eventually developed a keen sense for the pen and all its by-products.  The ocean inspired him to search for the depths of life and travel.  He eventually joined the Navy to circumnavigate the world but due to miscommunication, a change of course was ordered about halfway which led to a nine year port stay in Iraq.  The Navy never taught him to sail, but it did teach him to live for peace.  He now rests in peace in Los Angeles, CA.  If you'd like to meet him for a cup of tea or coffee in his humble abode, you can schedule an appointment with his wife, but she then must attain approval from his daughter.  It is quite an impractical bureaucracy so you are better off getting to know him through his music where you are assured to enjoy his company and where he is far more interesting, articulate, and confident in the art of conversation.