Local musician’s impact goes from beyond the studio
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- Veteran and world renowned musician from Rhode Island makes an impact that goes from beyond the studio.
His birth name is Kevin Lowther, but it’s his stage name that tells his story.
Lowther told ABC 6, “I was actually stationed in Korea when I got the name. A show promoter called me “Big Lux” and I was like ok!”
Big Lux, originally from Westerly, R.I., served active duty in the Army for 13 years, and puts those experiences into some of his music.
“We would go out every day and we’d look for bombs. Sometimes they would detonate on us. Sometimes we would get in gun fights,” Lowther said.
Lux is gaining attention for his unique violin playing ability and his incredibly engaging live performances, while also turning heads in other ways.
“We’ve organized into a group we call an anti-racism coalition, Westerly ARC. I’m a founding member of ARC,” Lowther said.
He is also in the process of running for Westerly Town Council. If elected, he would be the first person of color to serve on council there.
You can find Big Lux’s music on all the major platforms, and check out one of his live shows, too.
Find his tour dates at BigLuxViolin.com.