Busker to idol (Albuquerque Journal) - May 2, 2014 

Busker to idol: Crystal Bowersox continues to ride her wave of popularity from her stint on ‘American Idol’

Crystal Bowersox is taking a page from blues legend B.B. King.

She performs about 300 shows a year.

“It’s just the way I like it,” she says during a recent interview from San Francisco. “He’s built a career where he enjoys touring. I do, too. I like meeting new people and seeing new places.”

Bowersox has come a long way since busking in the streets of Chicago. The “American Idol” alum has built a loyal following in music.

6 Comments

  • Lucy Kenney

    Lucy Kenney Rockland, Maine

    I could not believe my eyes when I looked up at the marquee at the Strand Theater while driving down Main Street in tiny Rockland, Maine!! I had to drive around the rotary and take another look to see if I could believe my eyes!!! There it was advertised that Crystal Bowersox would be appearing on August 16th. I would never have believed that I would be able to have an evening of her beautiful music in person, but my wish has come true. Do not miss this fantastic talent. She is perfection, and God willing, I will not miss this once in a lifetime opportunity,.
    I could not believe my eyes when I looked up at the marquee at the Strand Theater while driving down Main Street in tiny Rockland, Maine!! I had to drive around the rotary and take another look to see if I could believe my eyes!!! There it was advertised that Crystal Bowersox would be appearing on August 16th. I would never have believed that I would be able to have an evening of her beautiful music in person, but my wish has come true. Do not miss this fantastic talent. She is perfection, and God willing, I will not miss this once in a lifetime opportunity,.
  • Stuart

    Stuart Bonita Springs Florida

    Your sound touches my heart. Every song tells a story.................Wish you success and will continue to follow your sound...........Stuart
    Your sound touches my heart. Every song tells a story.................Wish you success and will continue to follow your sound...........Stuart
  • Madonna

    Madonna Baltimore MD

    My husband and I love her artistry, talent, honesty, and sweet, sweet voice. Farmers Daughter , each and every song is a treat to listen to and reflect on. She is the real deal. Wish she'd do a tour date in Baltimore, DC, or NVA.
    My husband and I love her artistry, talent, honesty, and sweet, sweet voice. Farmers Daughter , each and every song is a treat to listen to and reflect on. She is the real deal. Wish she'd do a tour date in Baltimore, DC, or NVA.
  • Kona Gomez

    Kona Gomez Kailua Kona, Hawaii

    Crystal, so much enjoyed you performances. Glad you are living the music life, your talent is tops. I am a 75 year old man and some of your oldie songs brought tears to my eyes for shear listening pleasure. Best wishes, Aloha
    Crystal, so much enjoyed you performances. Glad you are living the music life, your talent is tops. I am a 75 year old man and some of your oldie songs brought tears to my eyes for shear listening pleasure. Best wishes, Aloha
  • Gary

    Gary Rutland Vermont

    Crystal, I can still remember the first time I seen you on AI, I told my GF that 'Now there is a woman who knows how to sing'. She said that you reminded her alot like Janis Joplin... She said your action and the Voice were so much. She said the Free Spirit you show is so refreshing... None of the glitz or glamor , Just From the Heart Music.... She is right... Best to you and Yours' in all you do, and Thank you for Sharing a part of your life with the entire World.
    Crystal, I can still remember the first time I seen you on AI, I told my GF that 'Now there is a woman who knows how to sing'. She said that you reminded her alot like Janis Joplin... She said your action and the Voice were so much. She said the Free Spirit you show is so refreshing... None of the glitz or glamor , Just From the Heart Music.... She is right...

    Best to you and Yours' in all you do, and Thank you for Sharing a part of your life with the entire World.
  • MariaO

    MariaO

    I had the pleasure of seeing Crystal in concert last night at the City Winery in Chicago. The couple next to us said it was their fourth Bowersox concert! I've been a huge fan since AI and was so excited to finally Crystal perform in person. She performed almost all original material....sounds terrific in person. What a delight. Continued success.
    I had the pleasure of seeing Crystal in concert last night at the City Winery in Chicago. The couple next to us said it was their fourth Bowersox concert! I've been a huge fan since AI and was so excited to finally Crystal perform in person. She performed almost all original material....sounds terrific in person.
    What a delight. Continued success.