Live at Power Play Studios
Artist Bio With harmonies that seem to come from one astonishing voice, The Bowmans share a rare, near telepathic musical bond. The touring twins are a Manhattan based "roller coaster" duo, ranging from poignantly captivating to serendipitously joyful. Their music is concurrently sophisticated and imaginative, blending together the preserved vulnerability and abandoned glee of their Iowa childhood. The Bowmans deeply move and delight their audience world wide with uncanny, evocative, and unforgettable performances. Their style is a blend of Folk, Americana and Classical music. Albums: Live at Powerplay Studios, 2010, The Bowmans, 2009, Far From Home 2006. More About The Bowmans Career highlights: Winter 2010 The Bowmans record Songs for the Holidays to be released next year. Fall 2010, The Bowmans release the highly anticipated album: Live at Powerplay Studios, recorded in Maur, Switzerland at the renowned studio. Two previous full length albums, including The Bowmans, self titled, with Grammy-Winning Producer Malcolm Burn, mastered by Greg Calbi, 2009, and Far From Home, with Mother West Records, 2007. Spring EU tour in April and May 2010. May 2010 guest artist with Jim Lauderdale, Darrell Scott and others on the Tennessee Shines Live at the Bijou, WDVX in Knoxville TN. Appearance on BBC Radio2 with Bob Harris shortly after recording the album. Four successful EU and UK tours, two coast to coast US tours, countless regional US tours in the NE and SE since 2005. Winners of the Paste Magazine competition to perform on the 2008 Sixthman Entertainment Cayamo cruise with Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett and an all star line up. The Bowmans received this honor thanks to Paste Magazine and the overwhelming support of Bowmans fans. We are featured on international radio in Spain, Switzerland, England and other European countries. We recently appeared on Music Fog at the FAI conference in Memphis, 2/2010. The heavily DIY Indie-Americana songwriter duo, twin sisters Sarah and Claire Bowman, has been touring virtually nonstop for the past two years, having been on the road for four years since relocating to Brooklyn. The Bowmans played over 250 shows in 2008, touring Europe and the U.S. constantly. The sisters' career is blowing up in Europe, where they are headlining shows to sizable audiences across the continent. . The Bowmans tours have included two, five-week residencies at Los Angeles' Hotel Cafe in 2008, a feature live show at Hollywood's landmark record store, Amoeba Music, two tours supporting the renowned Rasputina, feature support spots for Fran Healy of Travis at NYC's reputed nonprofit, Housing Works, Greg Brown at NY's (The Fillmore at) Irving Plaza, and The Avett Brothers at the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, TN. Festival appearances on land include four times at New York's CMJ, Twice at the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion in TN, The Chattanooga River Bend Festival, Two times at the Folk Alliance in Memphis, Charlotte, NC's Femme Fest and twice at the Tosco Music Party, and the Midwest Music Summit. Sarah and Claire both received maximum ASCAP live performance awards in 2008. The Bowmans have appeared live in studio on Los Angeles' Indie 103.1 twice, KPIG, CA twice, WAMC in Albany, KUNI in Iowa, WDVX numerous times in Knoxville, TN, WNCW in NC, WFMU in Jersey City, NJ and many other regional and college stations throughout the U.S. Currently, their music is aired on national radio in the United Kingdom and Portugal, plus regional radio in Spain, Holland and the U.S., including an early inclusion of their music on NPR's 'All Songs Considered.' Their music has been circulating for over a year in over 10,000 U.S. and European Starbucks stores, and their songs have been placed in television and film. The new, self-titled release intimately captures The Bowmans in moving, live-like performances of Sarah Bowman's original songs with delicate instrumental enforcements. Malcolm Burn maintains their integrity while adding his brilliant brushstrokes to complete the picture, blending together Sarah and Claire's vocal and instrumental performances with his own and those of two other guest performers. Sweeping across a full range of passions, the cohesive debut album 'Far from Home' (Mother West), includes shattering acoustic harmony-rich ballads to heartening rock songs infused with early classical to blues influences. The duo's sound has been compared to Simon and Garfunkle, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and Joni Mitchell, to name a few, but they are impossible to pigeonhole. You can see tour updates at myspace.com/thebowmans, thebowmansmusic.com, and footage from live shows on Sarah Bowman's new YouTube Channel.