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Gary Bowman: Calendar

Jul, 2017 High Mountain Hay Fever Westcliffe Colorado USA
Mar, 2017 ARD String Fling Guitar Festival Auburn California USA
Aug 18, 2016 Auburn Chamber of Commerce Auburn California
Aug 5, 2016 First Friday Art Walk (@Treats Ice Cream) Nevada City California USA
Jul 30, 2016 Smith Winery Grass Valley California
Jul 16, 2016 East Sacramento Chamber of Commerce Sacramento California USA
Jul 8, 2016 High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival Westcliffe Colorado USA
May 14, 2016 ARD String Fling Guitar Festival Auburn California USA
Sep 4, 2015 First Friday Art Walk (@Treats Ice Cream) Nevada City California USA
Aug 30, 2015 TCC Picnic at the Park (Pioneer Park) Nevada City California USA
Jul 12, 2015 High Mountain Hay Fever Westcliffe Colorado USA

Eddie and Martha Adcock w/Tom Gray, The Hillbenders, Darol Anger and the Furies, and my good friends, The Sons and Brothers Band, Steel Pennies, Heidi Claire and Ron Thomason and the Dry Branch Fire Squad. Another incredible weekend in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains!

Jul 13, 2014 High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival Westcliffe Colorado USA
Jul 14, 2013 High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival Westcliffe Colorado USA
Jun 14, 2013 California Bluegrass Association Father's Day Festival Grass Valley California USA
Mar 15, 2013 Songwriting Workshop - AMS Conference Orlando Florida USA
Sep 30, 2012 'Song of the Birds' CD Release Party Grass Valley California USA
Sep 15, 2012 Folsom Children's Music Festival Folsom California USA
Aug 12, 2012 Nevada County Fairgrounds Grass Valley California US
Jul 15, 2012 High Mountain Hay Fever Westcliffe Colorado USA
Jul 10, 2011 High Mountain Hay Fever Westcliffe Colorado USA
Oct 23, 2010 The Second Annual Run for the Gathering Inn Roseville California USA

The morning mist was great for the runners, who came out in full force to support the Gathering Inn (a community-based resource to Roseville and South Placer County's homeless population). The DRB kick-started the race, and welcomed the runners, as they crossed the finish line. Very cool!

Aug 29, 2010 Twin Cities Church Picnic & Baptism Lake Wildwood California USA
Aug 28, 2010 Folsom Children's Music Festival Folsom California USA
Aug 21, 2010 2010 Round Valley Blackberry Festival Covelo California USA

Had a cool time at Blackberry Festival w/Bob Helme, Heidi Clare Lambert, Gene Cox and Howard Wenz, as the Round Valley Hogcallers pulled together a nice folk-set for a fantastic crowd. Banjoist Warren Hellman, founder and host of San Francisco's 'Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival', joined the group for a rowsing rendition of Woody Guthrie's 'This Land is Your Land.' I also had the privilege of sitting in with the 'Blackberry Jammers' - an accordion/horn/string swing band, with a cast of 13 talented musicians, led by my good friends, Bob Pope and Rich Saunders. On a side note: I woke up early Sunday morning for a run in the hills, to watch the sun come up, along with the bobcats, bear, deer and red-tailed hawks. A-w-e-some!!!

Aug 20, 2010 CD Release Party: "Song of the Bugs" Grass Valley California USA
Aug 29, 2009 Children's Music Festival - Folsom Folsom CA
Jul 2, 2009 NMEA Conference: Gary and the Tropicana Troubadours Monterey CA

I hope the 'audience' had half as much fun as the band! The Aquarium is even more magical in the evening than in the day time. The Troubadours performed all of the original tunes from 'Song of the Oceans' before breaking into a festive 'Surf Set.' Not sure how the sea otters responded, but a lot of people folks stepped out on the dance floor, and seemed to have a pretty good time of it. Great event!

Jun 20, 2009 World Music Day - Auburn Auburn CA

"World Music Day, or Fete de la Musique, began in France on June 21, 1982, as a spontaneous event to bring people out on the streets to play and enjoy music." This event was very low-key, and very cool - refreshing and invigorating (Darn clever, those French!). Nice park setting; spectacular summer day, with a few clouds rolling overhead. What I had figured to be a short visit, with a few songs, turned into a full afternoon of singing and storytelling, in a very relaxed setting. I started with a few country and western songs on guitar, as well as a few mountain songs on the long-neck banjo. Soon shifted gears, sharing originals, including a few new tunes from my current project, "Song of the Bugs", including "Mayfly Song", "Metamorphosis", "Ladybug Sonnet" and "Country Bug, City Lights." Really enjoyed meeting all the great Auburn folks who stopped by to listen. Let's do it again NEXT year!!!

Jun 8, 2009 Pathways to Literacy Conference St. Petersburg Florida USA

WOW! Fantastic conference in St. Pete's. It was great to see 'old friends', and make a few new ones. The teachers at the conference were very cool, and a lot of fun. We had a good time coming up with ideas for new songs, including one about 'Winter, the Dolphin (with a prosthetic tale) and another one about 'Photosynthesis (Whew!)'

Jun 6, 2009 Summer Thyme's Bakery & Deli (formerly Rebecca's Mighty Muffins) Grass Valley CA USA

Great afternoon at Summer Thyme's Coffeehouse in Grass Valley! Anna and I sang songs about the animals and oceans, and Lance joined in on the djembe. Kids danced to the lively tunes, parents swayed to the music, and the rest tapped their feet to the beat. It was also cool to debut a few of the tunes from my current project, 'Song of the Bugs.' Hope to return to Summer Thyme's this fall!

Apr 19, 2009 950 AM KAHI Radio

Fun time, as always, with host Loyce. Special treat, as Ronny Cox called in. Ronny is a great guitar player and singer, widely known as the man who sat on the bench next to the banjo-pickin' kid in the movie, 'Deliverance.' After the show, we went over to Frenchy's Cafe in Auburn, and had a great jam session with the 'Nuked Ukes' (Auburn's infamous ukelele band).

Mar 29, 2009 Mondavi Center, University of California, Davis Davis CA USA

It was a rare treat to play the tenor banjo alongside Conductor Michael Goodwin, Pianist Robert Theiss and the 90-piece Auburn Symphony for a performance of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue at the Mondavi Center in Davis, CA. From the rousing performance, itself, to the overwhelming audience response, this was a day to remember. Of course, it is not often that a banjo player puts on a tux (see photo gallery).

Jan, 2009 Release of 'Gary Bowman's Song of the Oceans'

Of course, the album was actually released in March, 2009 - after all, these things take time!

Dec 11, 2008 KAHI Connections, AM 950
Sep 4, 2008 TCC Luau

Had a great time! The band was a lot of fun to work with, and the 'audience' was fantastic. Performed a lot of classics like Wipe Out, Little Grass Shack, Misirlou, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Tiny Bubbles, as well as some of our new stuff - Yodeling Sea Horse, Tide Pool Stomp! Anna's singing/hula dancing were awesome, Lance's drums/conga were rockin', Don did a heckuva job on the uke and guitar, and, bass-man Tim was 'in the groove!'

Aug 21, 2008 KAHI Connections, AM 950

Had a rockin' time with Loyce and Vic (nice job on the 'mandolar', Vic!) - played a few traditional country songs (Carter Family, Hank Williams), and had a chance to introduce some songs from the new CD, including 'Yodeling Sea Horse'

May 2, 2008 Classroom Presentation

Very cool time with Middle School students at the California Montessori Project in Shingle Springs - talked about songwriting, and environmental activism; Shared ideas about new song, 'Plastic Island' - students are fascinated with the 'Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch'

Mar 20, 2008 Classroom Presentations

Awesome afternoon with the 2nd and 3rd grade students at Butte Vista Elementary School. Shared the lyrics to '3-Legged Cat', highlighted by projected pics of the song's stars: the Folsom's Zoos rescued animals; really enjoyed singing with the kids!

Mar 13, 2008 KAHI Connections, AM 950 Auburn CA

Thanks, Loyce and Bob, for a great session - the time flew by! And, had a great time at the Coffee Shop with the gang. Thanks for the invite, and hope to do it again.

Feb 29, 2008 CD Release/Appreciation Party

Fantastic! It was great to see everybody, and show appreciation for their support of the Project. Highlights: Jam session (Robert/violin, Mike/bass, Don/keys, Brian/drums, Gary/guitar); Solo performances by Lyndsey and Anna, with both singing original songs; My golden lab, Buddy, joining in the celebration!

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