Kevin McGowan graduated from Berklee College of Music in May 2013 with a B.A. in Drum Set Performance. While at Berklee, Kevin studied with Terri Lyne Carrington, Casey Scheuerell, and Kim Plainfield. From August - December 2013, Kevin was the house drummer in the Orchestra on board the "Sun Princess" cruise ship.
The New York native moved to Nashville in May 2014 and started touring and recording with a variety of different artists. Kevin has played for Nashville artists including Waylon Payne, Daniel Donato, Jessie James Decker, Welles, The Sisterhood Band, and others.
In March 2016 Kevin started touring with "Larkin Poe" who he still tours with to this day. Alongside Larkin Poe, McGowan has toured in over 29 countries and performed at major festivals including Bonnaroo, Glastonbury (UK), Lollapalooza, Byron Bay Blues Fest (AUS), and Mahindra Blues Fest (India) and many more. Larkin Poe has toured with / supported acts including Bob Seger, Queen, ZZ Top, and Robert Plant. Kevin recorded drums on Jessie James' album "Blackbird Sessions" which was released in 2017. Other recording credits include Larkin Poe's latest album, "Self-Made Man" (June 2020); œLarkin Poe on Audiotree Live by Larkin Poe; "Afraid of Everything" by Harrison Whitford.