About the Band

About: The Inside Drivers are a three piece band consisting of Billy Penn (guitar & vocals), Alan Gowa (bass & vocals) and Steve Brown (drums & vocals). We perform a tribute to the legendary artists and music of Sun Records.


What to expect: At an Inside Drivers performance you can expect to be entertained by three of the most passionate musicians working our craft as a unit delivering the music of the Legendary Sun Records label. You can dance, groove and sing along with us all night long.

Sounds Like: A mix between period correct and modern day rock & roll music.


BILLY PENN– Guitar/lap steel. Long time rockabilly musician from N.J. Spent some time in Nashville recording and performing. He also has the most passionate guitar site on the internet (www.300guitars.com). Billy can usually be found practicing guitar, or restoring guitars and amplifiers at his shop in Toms River, N.J. Performing credits include, Jeff Healy, The Kentucky Headhunters, legendary rockabilly/country artist’s Charlie Feathers and Sleepy Labeef , John Mayall, and others.

ag0423ALAN GOWABass. Another vet­eran N.J. per­former. Accom­plished in many styles of music, Alan plays it all — from wet down’s to wed­dings, blues to bar mitz­vahs, punk to polkas. Over the course of his career, Alan has shared the stage with The Marshall Tucker Band, Chuck Berry, The Ken­tucky Head­hunters, The Sun Records Rhythm Section, John Mayall, Johnny John­son (piano, Chuck Berry), Jeff Healy,  J. Geils, Roy Rodgers (slide guitar great and Grammy winning producer of John Lee Hooker), Edgar Winter, Tony Levin (bassist with Peter Gabriel, John Lennon, King Crimson) among others. Alan is a pop­u­lar gui­tar and bass instruc­tor in Cen­tral N.J.

sb0416Steve Brown- Drums..

2 Responses to About the Band

  1. Troy Keiser says:

    I was looking for aged Fender parts when I stumbled onto a video of the Inside Drivers. HOLY SHIT. YOU GUYS SOUND GREAT. That Billy Penn can play. I watched the Folsom prison tune. I live in Chicago, any chance of doing a few dates here. this city loves a guitar player.

    • steve kelly says:

      Hey Troy,
      Thanks for the kind words! Its a pleasure to perform with Billy! He’s a trust master of his craft! We’ve been working on both a cover cd and our 1st original cd! Once we are done, we’d love to do some shows in Chicago! Send us some suggestions of THE places to play and we’ll be sure to follow up. All the best!

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