Magic Man – David Jowers

magician david jowers – photo: brad rankin


Magic Man – David Jowers

13 years ago, South featured David Jowers and 13 years later his magic has taken him to new heights. We are not just talking about levitating. His act has skyrocketed and he continues to impress audiences all over the country.

Silenced at an early age by a botched operation, David Jowers has learned to overcome his cripping shyness and hard-knock childhood to make a name for himself in the world of magic – and it's not just smoke and mirrors. 

At five years old, David Jowers lost his voice. What began as a routine tonsillectomy would become the defining event of the young boy's life when a carelss doctor snipped off too much and silenced him for a large chunk of his formative years. A mute and lonely kindergartener growing up in the rural South, unable to express his intelligence and creativity, David found his ticket to self-expression when he decided to learn the art of magic and illusion. Magic, in a sense, became Jowers' first language, a language in which he is now more fluent than English.

Jowers performs close-up magic, which means he uses simple, every day objects to perform his tricks: A deck of cards, a pencil, a salt shaker, a napkin, a twenty dollar bill. "It takes money to buy the big illusions. I wish I could make money magically appear. So far, I've only been able to reverse that trick," he says with a sly grin.

Jowers' determination to succeed is par for the course. He was determined to live when he was a baby (born three months premature). He worked tirelessly to re-learn to speak when he was a child, practicing through the pain. He forces himself to overcome his shyness to percorm magic. He has fought for so much, and is still fighting. 

"I want my name to be a household name," he proclaims. "Sometimes I think, 'I'm 33. I've been working at this for so long.' When is it going to be my time for fame and fortune? When will my name be out there? I want my name to be in lights someday. I want to see my face on the sides of buses in Las Vegas. So I push myself even harder."

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