Brent Cowles began playing the guitar at the age of 13. Within a year, he was writing his own music and playing in bands. At 17, Cowles began a solo career under the moniker You, Me and Apollo and played mostly in the southwest and west coast.

In 2011, You, Me and Apollo transitioned from a solo act to a full band. The band released a well-received debut EP titled Cards with Cheats and later a full length album, Sweet Honey. After a great ride and three years of touring the United States, and much to their fans dismay, the band called it quits. 

After a short break from music, Cowles returned to his roots; standing on a stage, just him and his guitar, belting out his poetry that, according to the Denver Post, would be the envy of songwriters twice his age. Cowles writes from a deep, raw, authentic place and marries it to a sound that has been likened to the soul of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding.

Cowles is currently working on new music and releasing a new solo EP.


  • 10/7 – Levitt Pavilion fundraiser at Summit Music Hall

“When he opened his mouth to sing, his voice filled the venue and proved that, like the Fort Collins music scene, something not so big can pack a lot of talent.”

Denver Post’s Reverb

“I’ve tried to write music with a particular sound or theme in mind, but I’ve never really gotten the hang of it. I find it’s best to just let the floodgates open and see what happens.”

—AXS Interview with Brent Cowles