Singer Zac Brown and his bandmates study every angle of each location before determining the stage setup, set list and other factors, knowing that each place and audience is different, says guitarist, organist and songwriter
He recalls one show in
"The band is cranking along ... rocking and rolling," says Bowles, who, like most band members, lives in the
Though band members do a lot of work together, they also work on their own projects as individual musicians. Bowles leads
"We all listen to so many different styles of music," Bowles says. "Every once in awhile, you get an itch that you want to scratch" that doesn't fit with the Brown band, which will likely put out its next studio album in 2015. On the latest release -- the short "The Grohl Sessions Volume 1," an extended play CD/DVD set released in May -- the band worked with
Variety will "keep all your muscles loose and all that when it come to the music world," Bowles says. "That's the cool thing about this group of guys: I
t's the most creative group of dudes I've ever been around."
Brown himself doesn't feel threatened by other band members' work, says Bowles, who authored the children's book "Amy Giggles: Laugh Out Loud" and is working on another book. Brown doesn't worry about the other guys outshining him. He encourages them to develop their creativity and talents, Bowles says.
"It's pretty (incredible) how young and energetic we still are as a band," he says.
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